Scaling mountain peaks to collect trash is a crusade against global warming for a Swiss couple with three kids. Having scaled several peaks and done the cleaning act in over 45 countries, Dario Schowoerer’s NGO TopToTop which is supported by the UN, has collected 20,000kg of dump from beaches and mountains all over the world.
Suresh Kumar Sundarani, the Municipal Commissioner of Durg in Chhattisgarh, has not only succeeded in disposing off garbage of the city but also found novel ways of generating revenue for the municipal body by converting the garbage into organic manure.
The Mysore City Corporation is targeting women to effectively handle the solid waste generated daily. The corporation took women leaders, including women corporators, to the sewage farm at Vidyaranyapuram, the city’s biggest waste management site and told them that the mounds of garbage could be reduced if they pitched in. At the launch of an
New Delhi based IL&FS Waste Management and Urban Services Limited has been given the task of submitting recommendations to tackle the waste management issue in the Kottayam Municipality in Kerala. An integrated scheme was prepared by the corporation which incorporates various recommendations regarding waste collection, removal and disposal. The feasibility report would take into consideration
After several complaints on unclean and smelly portable vats in the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has planned to seek the help of advertisement agencies to beautify and sanitise areas around these vats. The agency will also ensure the vats are not overflowing with garbage and are cleaned on a regular basis by the
The BMC initiative to clean the western waterfront saw a massive demolition drive against unauthorized food stalls along the coastline, including Juhu beach and areas in Bandra, Khar and Khar Danda in November. Around 379 stalls and hawkers from the sea shores were razed & evicted and a hefty fine of over र6 lakh collected.
The Health Protection Agency has advocated the use of disposable ‘dishcloths’ in the food preparation sector following a study of catering kitchens. HPA researchers who visited 120 restaurants and fast-food kitchens in the north-east of England discovered that 56% of the cloths tested were unacceptable – and that some carried faecal bacteria and listeria. Food
Championing Cleanliness… “Why is the Show only for three days? You need to keep it open for a week.” This spontaneous reaction by Smt Sheila Dikshit, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, at the Clean India Show 2010 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, set the pace for the three-day annual cleaning event. The very fact that
Lanxess India Private Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, opened its state-of-the-art plant for ion exchange resins at its chemical park in Jhagadia, Gujarat. The ion exchange resins plant will manufacture products for industrial wastewater treatment, for the semiconductor & pharmaceutical industries, for food production and for power generation. It boasts an annual capacity of 35,000
HACCP International has endorsed Activeion Cleaning Solutions and its ionator EXP as a recommended tool for food facilities as part of a food hygiene programme. Activeion’s ionator EXP is a convenient, versatile cleaning device that uses simple, smart, sustainable technology to convert tap water into ionized water – an effective dirt-lifting agent. When used as