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European Business Award for Tennant

Cleaning equipment manufacturer Tennant has recently won the Award for Business Innovation of the Year 2009 in Rome for its ec-H2O technology. The cleaning equipment converts tap water into a powerful cleaning agent without the need for any chemicals. It ... Read More »

World toilet expo co-located with Pulire

The ninth World Toilet Summit & Expo (WTSE) Singapore will be held from December 2-4, 2009, at Suntec Singapore along with Pulire Asia Cleaning Solutions Expo, thus delivering visitors a more comprehensive sanitation and cleaning solutions information. Continuing discussions from ... Read More »

Afidamp launches green award

The organiser of the Pulire cleaning exhibition in Verona AfidampFAB – has launched the Clean Green Afidamp Award, a prize for eco-design and innovation in environmental sustainability. Certain reference parameters have been established encompassing many areas which have been listed ... Read More »

Eco-friendly crèche

Acrèche in Ahmedabad is a haven to recycling items. The crèche is designed by urban planner and Architect Yatin Pandya, who has used keyboards, collage of glass bottles and clay bowls stuck into concrete. The door has cycle parts – ... Read More »

Fighting waterborne diseases

To prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya in the city, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) recently launched an awareness campaign for citizens. Through pamphlets, the civic body has listed guidelines for residents of apartments, housing societies ... Read More »

Workshop by AICI

The association of Indian Cleaning Industry (AICI) had organised an Inventory Control workshop programme in April. Saji.C Sebastian, Director, Pioneer Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd and Secretary, AICI, conducted the workshop. Nineteen participants from major companies like Aramark Patman, Unisol, All ... Read More »

BMC’s Cleanliness Awards

The recent Sant Gadge Maharaj Cleanliness awards given away by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation recognised the good work done by individuals, institutes, ALMs, CBOs, corporate bodies, co-operative housing societies, schools and colleges. At a function held at Nair Hospital on ... Read More »

ISS acquires Godrej HiCare

ISS Facility Services India Pvt. Ltd has acquired Godrej HiCare Ltd (GHCL), a subsidiary of Godrej Industries and a leading service provider in pest control services. The acquisition gives ISS access to an extensive network and franchise base built by ... Read More »

Exploring nanotech

Seven postgraduate students of the Department of Chemical Technology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will explore nanotechnology in India. UJ have entered into partnerships with several higher education institutions in India to collaborate on ... Read More »

Eco friendly suit

Designers at Debenhams in London have used precisely 50 recycled plastic bottles to make an eco-friendly suit. Before they were made into suit, the plastic bottles were melted, refined and woven into soft but hard-wearing polyester. What better way to ... Read More »

Tissues are important too

Amasht Paper Hygiene Products Pvt. Ltd, Pune, supplies tissue paper to McDonald’s outlets for its western and southern regions. Being customised, the tissue paper meets the standards specified by McDonald’s. Amasht’s unit is the first tissue converting unit in India ... Read More »

Solid waste lessons

As part of the World Earth Day, some Chennai school students visited the house of Indra Kumar of Home Exnora, a prominent landmark in Chrompet region. The students and school staffs learnt about the importance of solid waste management, rainwater ... Read More »

Chennai promotes roof garden

The need for increasing green cover in Chennai was stressed at a recent programme organised by Exnora International to promote vegetable roof garden. Chennai has tree coverage of 4.6% as against the ideal requirement of 20%. In a model roof ... Read More »

ITC gets negative solid waste tag

With a production capacity of over 160,000 tonnes of recycled paperboards a year, the mills of ITC at Kovai and Bhadrachalam have helped the company attain the distinction of being negative solid waste. The company not only recycles its own ... Read More »

Portable toilets at Srirangam station

The Tiruchi Railway Division has taken up a pilot project to try out portable toilets at Srirangam station. The toilets are designed and manufactured at Sanaswadi in Pune by Shramik Sanitation Systems, a division of Pune-based Saraplast Private Limited, along ... Read More »

Vacuum cleaner that can sense emotions

Ever thought a vacuum cleaner can sense human emotions? The answer is yes. University of Calgary has announced the invention of a specially-equipped robot vacuum cleaner that can sense human emotions. The Roomba robot vacuum cleaner uses a special headband ... Read More »

Biggest cleaning drive of the year

This year, the post Pongala festival clean up drive was a challenging task to Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation. The festival was spread across 22 corporation wards, and the1,000-strong Corporation cleaning team including 300 women (45 vehicles!) had to deal with tonnes ... Read More »

Adding value to kitchen waste

The civic body in Ranchi would set up a plant at Bero, some 35km from the city to convert the waste generated from household into compost– a bio-fertiliser. The RMC would also set up a fly ash brick plant at ... Read More »

No loo, no marriage

What is the connection between toilets and weddings? Yes, there is in rural Haryana, where the villagers will give daughters in marriages only to men who have loos at their homes. This condition can help indicate a sense of hygiene ... Read More »

Waste plastic for sturdier roads

With a ban on plastic bags enforced in New Delhi, the largest ever project to utilize plastic is underway. The Public Works Department, with the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), is working on a project to lay roads made from ... Read More »