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Open-air toilet-free village

Open-air toilet-free 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).

JCB award for waste management

JCB award for waste management

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 Municipality and Exnora Green Pammal, Chennai, respectively. The JCB awards, given in honour of followers

Kerala to adopt bio-bin to treat waste

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 source-level waste management, following Vilappilsala not allowing dumping of waste in their area. The bio-bins

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls

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...

Effective waste management through mechanisation

Effective waste management through mechanisation

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 stations, development of new stations, operation and maintenance, transportation to designated disposal facilities, development of

Gloves: Barriers of Infection

Gloves: Barriers of Infection

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.

Vacuum cleaner from card board!

Vacuum cleaner from card board!

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 final year project at the Industrial Design and Technology course with the help from engineers

Food Safety & Standards Act: Impact on Corporate Companies

Food Safety & Standards Act: Impact on Corporate Companies

The year 2011 will be marked in Golden in the history of India, as the Government of India finally decided to give the due importance to the cause of general Health and Hygiene by ensuring Food Safety.

Battery that runs on waste paper!

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 battery can generate electricity up to 18wh which is enough to power a small fan

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Rainwater Harvesting in Urban Areas

Rainwater Harvesting in Urban Areas

Architect Shrikantaiah Vishwanath & Chitra Vishwanath explore the rainwater harvesting option to answer the quest for water in urban areas

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