In a move to make Delhi plasticfree, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has announced a blanket ban on plastic bags under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The law provides for imprisonment up to five years and fine up to र100,000 or both to the violators. It is expected that in another two months,
The growth of Indian cleaning industry is directly related to the growth of IT business and the resultant increase in the number of IT campuses. The fact that India has a top position in the global IT services sector, maintaining high standards of delivery is an expected norm. The IT sector believes that healthy working environment has a significant...
The Chairman of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, Lynn Webster has been named of the Top 100 most influential women in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism (HLTT) industry. The list was announced by Women 1st, an initiative from People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.
A recent study has shown that Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are as much as dirty and contain same germs as public toilets. Health experts took samples in a cleanliness test from the numeric key pads of ATMs around Britain that are in use by thousands of people every day. The health experts then took similar
In a welcome drive to mobilise public opinion and conserve the famed Corbett Tiger Reserve, a group of citizens in Ramnagar cleared over five quintals of polythene garbage from the park periphery. The cleanliness campaign, which focus on cleaning the stretch of the National Highway, was a joint initiative of local NGO, the Society for
Following Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (CMC) is planning to set up waterless urinals to check the depleting water table in the Union Territory. The corporation has joined hands with AG Aqua Solutions for installing waterless urinals. AG Aqua had joined hands with MCD during Commonwealth Games too.
An acute shortage of toilet paper has hit Tokyo, as Japan’s people react to the earthquake and tsunami by stocking up on essentials. In a posh supermarket in the centre of the capital, a lone sign stands where prior to the disaster there were mountains of toilet paper, tissues and paper towels
A Texas A&M University geographer has been awarded a $436,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the rural sanitation problems of India, and the findings could literally have life-and-death significance: an estimated 1,000 children under the age of five die every day from sanitation-related diseases in India. Kathleen O’Reilly, assistant professor of geography who
A recent study found that used woodwind and brass instruments were heavily contaminated with a variety of bacteria and fungi. These microbes are associated with minor to serious infectious and even allergic diseases. A total of 117 different sites, including the mouthpieces, internal chambers and cases were tested on 13 instruments played at a high
Robert Maier, an exchange student from Germany at NID, owns a study table made of junk. Maier collects junk from everyday life like scraps, waste materials, broken chair, plastic ropes and old signage cardboards lying in the campus to develop various artifacts and fixtures. Some other students have also built a range of fixtures like