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Study on Personal Hygiene

Study on 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 in personal hygiene. Poor hand-washing is one of the major reason why Canada has been

Treating F&B linen

Treating 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...

Housekeeping as a career option

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, did I understand that housekeeping is not just cleaning but much beyond. The housekeeping department

‘Green’ Campus

‘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 Universities-2011. The transformation was made possible by adopting innovative and scientific methods in the areas

X-mas waste can fuel 20 trips to moon

X-mas waste can fuel 20 trips to moon

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 Imperial College London demonstrates that industrial quantities of waste paper could be turned into high

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Cleanliness through ‘Play’!

Cleanliness through ‘Play’!

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 Railways, the Nukad Natak or the street plays is aimed at highlighting hygiene and security

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Mobile Public Toilets

Mobile Public Toilets

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in coordination with private builders will construct mobile toilets in different areas to prevent open defecation and improve the city’s sanitation. The department will be organizing meeting with private builders to install mobile toilets for labourers and other workers at their construction sites. Besides, HUDA is also planning to

Waste-free Ahmedabad

Waste-free Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will soon launch an information, education, communication (IEC) campaign in the city to spread awareness on solid waste management and urge citizens to do their bit in keeping the city clean. Activities including door-to-door awareness campaigns, public events (clean-up drives) and competitions at public places have been planned as part of this

Clean clothes with sunlight!

Clean clothes with sunlight!

Analysts say self-cleaning clothes with nanoparticle coating could prove very popular in countries with humid climates. Efforts to create self-cleaning cotton fabrics are bearing fruit in China.

‘Clean Neighbourhood Campaign’

‘Clean Neighbourhood Campaign’

Puducherry Municipal Services Pvt Ltd (PMSPL), an integrated solid waste management service provider recently launched ‘Right to a Clean Neighbourhood’ campaign in Puducherry, Oulgaret Municipalities and Villianur and Ariankuppam Commune Panchayats under the Urban Agglomeration of Puducherry. The campaign is aimed at educating the common man on his right to a clean neighbourhood and how

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