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The Body Shop to use recycled plastic

India has 1.5 million waste pickers who collect and sort over 6,000 tonnes of plastic every day, that would otherwise pollute rivers and oceans. They have virtually no visibility in society and have limited rights. They are vulnerable to discrimination, ... Read More »

IKEA to use ocean plastic in new products

This autumn, the Musselblomma collection will hit IKEA stores in Italy and Spain. The collection is made of recycled plastic, including PET plastic waste caught in nets, partly collected by Spanish fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea. After collection, the plastic ... Read More »

Delhi Metro gets power from WtE plant

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first metro system in India to receive power which is generated from a Waste to Energy plant. Continuing with its various environment friendly initiatives, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started receiving ... Read More »

Three-step technique for hand wash

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene compliance. That’s according ... Read More »

Reverse Vending Machine in Delhi High Court

Spark Minda Foundation, (SMF) as part of its CSR in collaboration with Rotary club, Panchshila Park, Delhi has installed a unique waste recycling machine in Delhi High Court. The initiative is to curb plastic pollution in the city and promote ... Read More »

Tata Power e-waste campaign

This year alone, three million tonnes of e-waste will be generated in India, reports Assocham. Unfortunately, only 5% of this waste is safely disposed. Tata Power in association with TATA CLiQ has taken the lead by hosting ‘Earth Week’ – ... Read More »

Kärcher launches cordless window cleaner

Kärcher GmbH’s new WVP 10 Professional Window and Surface Cleaner is a multi-directional, cordless device that facilitates effortless cleaning of any flat surface without restriction. It offers fast, efficient, multi-application cleaning and drying, eliminating the need for a bucket of ... Read More »

Reinlich launches Soro Global chemicals in India

Reinlich Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd has launched France-based Soro Global’s housekeeping range of cleaning chemicals for the professional cleaning market in India. The new range of products including glass cleaner, furniture maintainer, air fresher, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner concentrate, bathroom ... Read More »

UDS acquires 75% stake in Matrix

The Chennai-based facility services company, Updater Services Private Limited, has acquired a 75% stake in Matrix Business Services, another city-based firm which is operating in the business assurance and background verification services space. UDS bought out the entire 19.77% stake ... Read More »

Doctor’s white coat carries germs: Report

A Time of India report carried an article on the systematic review of studies conducted in the US has found that white coats are frequently contaminated with strains of harmful and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria associated with hospital acquired infections. A ... Read More »

Robotic cleaning of Hotel Beds

A recent report about an innovative Bot that could cleanse the bacteria from the hotel room is highly interesting. It is true that we spend time in sanitizing hands, floors, bathrooms… to extensively annul the bacteria. CleanseBot is a portable ... Read More »

Where Health, Clean Water and CSR come together

VATECH WABAG LIMITED (WABAG), a leading multinational pure-play water technology company has designed and built a drinking water treatment plant for Voluntary Health Services (VHS), a multi-specialty hospital & research institute in Chennai, which has been serving the needs of ... Read More »

Vectair launches advanced scent diffusers

Vectair Systems, a leading air care company, launches a range of scent diffusers under its SensaMist™ brand, with solutions for a wide range of environments. The advanced atomizer technology in SensaMist™ diffuses a fine mist of fragrance into the environment. ... Read More »

IPC opens offices in Mohali & Jamshedpur

IPC, expanding its presence in Mohali, Punjab, and the steel city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, opened branch offices in February 2019. With this IPC India has 14 branches across India. The Mohali branch was inaugurated at the hands of SAD ... Read More »

Sanitation workers set Guinness record at Kumbh

Sanitation workers in Uttar Pradesh on March 2, set a Guinness World Record, when 10,000 of them got together for a three-minute cleaning drive at Kumbh, officials said. The event was organised by the Kumbh Mela administration and the state Health ... Read More »

Hygiene lessons to street food vendors

The urban development department in Jharkhand will launch a special drive to train street food vendors in all 44 urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state to ensure offerings in their menu are safer and hygienic. Vendors will be trained ... Read More »

Eco-smart Ranchi station

The South Eastern Railway has started preparing an action plan to make Ranchi railway station eco-smart. The action plan will include collection and segregation of biodegradable & non-biodegradable waste and their disposal from the station; rodent and pest control on ... Read More »

Ramky to set up WTE plants

Ramky Enviro Engineers is looking at strengthening its overseas business by growing its footprint in Asia, Middle East and Africa, which currently accounts for one-third of the overall business. It plans to expand its business in China, Philippines, Singapore, UAE, ... Read More »

100% mechanised cleaning in Railways

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Central government is planning to convert all toilets at railway stations into bio-toilets so that tracks are not soiled, and 100 per cent mechanised cleaning is going to be a reality in ... Read More »