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GPS for garbage trucks?

The AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) has gone hi tech with the installation of GPS (Global Positioning System) on hydraulic dumper trucks. Under the pilot project, 35 of these trucks would run along the west zone. The GPS would not only ... Read More »

Water-free urinals at Gateway soon

At a time when the city is reeling under an acute water shortage, the BMC has decided to start first-of-its-kind water-free urinals at Gateway of India. The system will be implemented at 11 new urinals at the newly-constructed Gateway Plaza, ... Read More »

Wash clothes with just a cup of water

A new environment friendly washing machine, which uses only one cup of water and leaves clothes virtually dry, has been developed by University of Leeds, the UK. The technology is developed by Stephen Burkinshaw over the past 30 years. It ... Read More »

Aquatech awarded desalination contract

The US based Aquatech International Corporation is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse and zero liquid discharge. The company has been awarded a contract to design, build, ... Read More »

UP hopes to make a ‘clean sweep’

Uttar Pradesh has renewed its efforts to develop solid waste management facilities in important urban centres, after a similar exercise failed recently. India’s most populous state is contending with growing urban population and an ever-widening deficiency in civic infrastructure. The ... Read More »

ISSA/Interclean Europe 2009

The fourth edition of ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe (May 13-15) organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with ISSA and local partner PSC in Warsaw, Poland, had 182 exhibitors from 25 countries presenting their latest products and services. The number ... Read More »

Zero discharge system

In Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, around 80 bleaching and dyeing units form part of the Angeripalayam common effluent treatment plant (ACETP) project; these dyeing units consume large volumes of water which they were purchasing at around र50-60 per cu.m through tankers. ... Read More »

Sweden for clean fuel

The South Korean city of Ulsan lets water generated from processing food waste run off into the ocean, which in turn generates harmful methane gas. Now, with the help of a Swedish company, it is going to start converting that ... Read More »

Fine for dumping garbage

Soon, Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) will slap a fine of र 50 on those dumping garbage on the roads and र 25 on those who drop garbage around the dustbin. Businessmen and showroom owners who throw waste will attract ... Read More »

An ‘Eco’ Everest climb

Apa, a sherpa from Nepal, has conquered Mount Everest for a breathtaking 19th time to create environmental awareness. Apa reached the summit of the world’s highest peak as part of Eco Everest Expeditions, aiming to educate climbers about their impact ... Read More »

Water fountains to waterfalls

The 82 water fountains installed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in various areas of the city do not function. Instead, they have become garbage bins and breeding ground for mosquitoes. There is either technical problem or there is no ... Read More »

Mission clean-up gone wrong

The holiday season is over. And along most of Goa’s 105km long coastline, the filthy leftovers of yet another tourist season lie buried in sandy corners or dumped in the fields and open spaces of nearby villages. Beach cleaning, which ... Read More »

Garbage Disposal

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is set to follow some of the steps initiated by the neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in solid waste management. PMC is likely to start a vermicomposting project for managing the organic waste from the vegetable ... Read More »

Cracking down on hawkers

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plans to crack down on unauthorised hawkers during the monsoons. The civic body has decided to take stringent action against roadside food stalls, which sell unhygienic food to prevent vector-borne diseases. The hydraulic department has also ... Read More »

IEHA conducts pilot programme for CRI

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) would be conducting a pilot programme for its cross-section of members (both in-house and outsource cleaning operations) and to executives who support the current Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Seal of Approval (SOA) and ... Read More »

Biodiesel from organic waste

The Netherlands based Solarix is working with the University of Amsterdam and Yellow Diesel BV to develop efficient biofuels. Using a new type of catalytic and an improved production method, raw material is converted into diesel more efficiently. The method ... Read More »

HP’s recycling programme

Hewitt Packard has extended its recycling programme in India beyond corporate customers to include consumers and SMBs. Starting from May 15, customers will be able to drop off their HP-branded technology equipment at HP service centres at 17 locations across ... Read More »

Indians declared environment friendly

Indian consumers were declared ‘friendliest denizens on Planet Earth’ in the recently held second annual survey conducted by the National Geographic Society and international polling firm GlobeScan on environment sustainable behaviour. The Indian consumers have overtaken Brazilians to take the ... Read More »

Delhi Government’s action plan

With an eye on arresting the Capital’s carbon footprint, the Delhi Government has identified a set of 65 action points that each department of the administration would have to follow. These pointers, put together in a volume titled “Climate Change ... Read More »

Desalination plant commissioned

Ion Exchange (India) Ltd has commissioned a 5.8MGD (1100 m3/h) RO- based desalination plant, the largest capacity seawater desalination plant in the industrial sector of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) at Kattupalli in Tamil Nadu on a lumpsum turnkey basis. ... Read More »