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Special bins for e-waste

e-waste bins

Chandigarh has introduced specially designed bins for collection of e-waste in the city. These bins are placed in eight locations across the city. The e-waste would be collected from here and then taken for processing in an eco-friendly manner. The ... Read More »

Kitchen Hygiene: Regulations vs Practices

Clean Kitchen

Each year, millions of people worldwide suffer from foodborne diseases. Kitchen hygiene is a crucial topic that needs to be focussed on to highlight the problems and seek solutions that ensure sanitary conditions in this area. We all know what it should be and we all know what it really is. Clean India Journal decided to bring to the table, the issues that make it difficult to put the recommended and enforced regulations into practise. A panel of 10 dynamic and diverse individuals comprising of Hotel GMs, Chefs and Industry Experts participated and discussed Kitchen Hygiene at a round table conference which was moderated by Avril Sule, Hospitality Educator and Trainer. Read More »

Making Feminine Hygiene products affordable

Sanitary Products

For many Indian women “Feminine Hygiene” products are still beyond their reach. However, the 47-year-old school dropout from Coimbatore, Arunachalam Muruganantham brought about a revolution by inventing a machine that makes low-cost feminine sanitary products. Read More »

Open-air toilet-free village

Bahuwar village

The residents of Baghuwar have reason to smile. Every family has access to a ‘pucca’ (permanent) indoor, water-economical toilet. ‘100% open-air toilet-free village’ proclaims a sign at the panchayat ghar (village council office). Read More »

JCB award for waste management

clean earth

The JCB Clean Earth awards for excellence in management of solid waste were recently announced in Hyderabad. The awards were spread across three categories of ‘company’, ‘municipal body’ and ‘NGO’. The winners across the three categories were A2Z Infrastructure, Tenali ... Read More »

Kerala to adopt bio-bin to treat waste


The Thiruvananthapuram city corporation, which has been looking at solutions to address the increasing garbage treatment issues in the capital city, is planning to introduce bio-bins in residential apartments in the city. This follows the various schemes undertaken to implement ... Read More »

Slips, Trips and Falls

Caution Sign

Slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents. Wet or damp floors are not the only cause of slip, trip and fall accidents within the facility. Clutter, footwear and improper cleaning can also cause hazards for both employees and building occupants alike. In fact, according to reports, 50% facility accidents can actually be attributed to the type of flooring used. Regardless of cause, these accidents can cost facilities big bucks in unemployment and liability claims. Read More »

Effective waste management through mechanisation

Charminar-Hyderabad city

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was awarded the “Best City” for 2009-10 for its efforts to improve Solid Waste Management under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The Hyderabad Corporation’s integrated waste management model includes transportation of waste to transfer ... Read More »

Gloves: Barriers of Infection

infected hands

Hand hygiene in healthcare sector is one of the most important practices that forms the basis for prevention and acquisition of any kind of infection. Apart from regular hygiene practices, proper use of hand gloves can prevent exposure to infection. Read More »

Vacuum cleaner from card board!

Cardbox vacum cleaner

Vax, the UK based floorcare brand has unveiled the world’s first ever cardboard vacuum cleaner. Designed by Loughborough University student Jake Tyler, the eco-friendly vacuum cleaner is made from cardboard packaging. Tyler came up with the idea as part of his ... Read More »

Battery that runs on waste paper!


Scientists in London have developed a “bio battery” which generates energy by digesting waste paper. It uses cellulose to convert paper into glucose which is needed to produce electricity. The cellulose serves as a catalyst and can be used multiple times.The ... Read More »

Study on Personal Hygiene

personal hygiene

The new global study on cleanliness reveals only 54% of Canadians wash their hands five times a day. In the study conducted by Global Hygiene Council among 12 countries and 12,000 people, Canada ranked fourth behind Brazil, Germany and France ... Read More »

Treating F&B linen

F&B Linen

Increase in energy consumption is perhaps every laundry manager’s woe. Experts advise “Use lower temperature settings, use warm or cold water for the wash cycle instead of hot (except for greasy stains) and only use cold for rinses”. But what should one do when it comes to treating stains that need a much hotter water to get the desired clean fabric? Read More »

Housekeeping as a career option


“At first, when I had to take up training in a hotel, I was sceptical as I had to handle housekeeping which I thought is directly associated with just cleaning, cleaning and cleaning! It is only when I went there, ... Read More »

‘Green’ Campus

Go-Green Campus

What stood as a barren landscape six decades ago is today ranked as one of the best green campuses in the world. Manipal University has been ranked second in India and 78th in the UI Green Metric Ranking of World ... Read More »

X-mas waste can fuel 20 trips to moon

bio-fuel icon

If discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards in the UK were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus to run more than 20 trips to moon. This has been stated by a study at ... Read More »

Cleanliness through ‘Play’!

environment icon

No – it’s not a book, but a play… Those using the New Delhi, Old Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway stations have been entertained and educated whilst waiting for their trains. As part of a new programme, devised by Northern ... Read More »