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March 1, 2009

Building business on trust

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Though formed only in 2003, the Chennai based Trendz Facilities Management is technically 14 years old. First started in 1995 as N.B. Enterprises by partners Balram Menon and K.S. Balakrishnan – who left their corporate jobs to plunge into housekeeping – Trendz today is a multi-location, multi-function company with over 5000 employees. Menon and Balakrishnan spoke to Clean India Journal.

Medical Waste Management

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Medical waste disposal has become a bigger problem with the advent of disposables like needles and syringes which cause contamination of land, air and water resources

E-waste Recycling and 4Ls

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An effective e-waste recycling is possible only when we address the 4L’s – Legislation (effective implementation), Liability (effective awareness campaigns...
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Dyeing units of Tirupur: Solution for Sludge?

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It is a festivity of colours each day here, as colourful streams of water gush down the drains and fall into a huge pool of muck and fluid. This concoction of colour and grime is churned at high speed to split clean the slime from the water. Less than 50km off the textile city of Coimbatore, the hosiery hub of India, Tirupur, houses 6,250 factories that spin out garments in pleasing hues for the export market. Unlike other dyeing centres in the country, environment-conscious Tirupur has its waste treated within each unit, with no toxic waste escaping into the storm water drains anywhere in the city. How do they manage this? Mohana goes inspecting.

BMC to clean lakes

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has undertaken the task of cleaning the lakes in Mumbai, including Sion lake, Sheetal Talao in...
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Keepers of Kangra ‘Kuhls’

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Community-managed ‘kuhls’ or water canals that date back to the pre-colonial Katoch dynasty (1690 to 1805), are today in dire straits. Human faeces, animal waste and garbage float in this water, which is even used for drinking!

Apple waste manure

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Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Processing and Marketing Corp (HPMC) will market organic manure produced from apple pomace (waste left after extraction...
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Sustainability issues in Solid Waste Management

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There are various ‘Sustainability’ issues concerning waste management in India. Most projects started with good intention by the urban bodies failed to take off. R. A. Rajeev, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, discusses the need for right financial model for such projects.

Stink to Smile

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When an NGO turned mango peels to manure, Nabard stepped in to fund the innovative project…
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