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September 13, 2013

HOUSEKEEPING: Advantage Wipes & Mops

Industries such as healthcare, food processing, heavy engineering and hospitality are sectors which essentially require special wipes & mops for various applications. While conventional cotton cloths still top the demand, microfibres & disposable wipes are showing increasing user acceptance due to their easy-to-use, higher disposability index and hygiene level gradation properties.

Vanan Pharma, Chennai-Combating issue through IPM approach

Vanan Pharma Private Ltd, one of the group companies of Apex Laboratories Private Ltd, a market leader in Neutraceuticals, has understood the demand of the hour and has installed an integrated programme by partnering with Rentokil Initial for pest management. To find out its IPM methodology, Clean India Journal visited its sprawling premises located in Kunnam village at the outskirts of Chennai.

Housekeeper Speaks:Changing Perception

Housekeeping is a thankless job’, this statement is probably quoted by anyone engaged in housekeeping services – be it the proprietor or the janitor. However, there are a few who have taken on housekeeping as a career option. A Hotel Management graduate has preferred it over hospitality, while a janitor has made a remarkable growth path in this segment. Digvijay Chauhan, now the Deputy General Manager – Operations and Velan K, Sr. Executive – Operations at Avon Facility Management Services Ltd share their growth story with Clean India Journal.

Margao Municipal Corporation: Raising public hygiene standards

The Margao Municipal Council (administrative headquarters of Salcete taluka and South Goa district) has successfully started implementing door-to-door garbage collection in various wards and is encouraging locals in keeping ‘Margao Clean and Green’. Chief Officer of MMC, Deepali Naik has pulled all stops to see that the city maintains high standards of cleanliness and sanitation.

E- Waste: An Emerging Global Threat

Electronic waste (e-waste) is the waste generated out of end-of-life electrical and electronic devices. Due to its increasing volume and severe ill-effects on human health and environment, it has captured global attention. E-waste contains various heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium and arsenic. These toxic materials are capable of causing severe ill-effects on health and environment. Management of e-waste is global challenge.

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