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Garbage Dreams

Garbage Dreams, which premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in March (Austin, Texas), is a documentary that offers an intimate look at Mokattam, a suburb of Cairo known for its poor residents who live among tall piles of ... Read More »

Lucknow to get Kam-Avida machines

Kam-Avida, manufacturer of equipment to Liquid Waste Management, Solid Waste Management and Road Sweeping has recently supplied one truck mounted suction sweeping machine mounted on Eicher Terra 16 chassis to Lucknow Nagar Nigam for sweeping the VIP roads in the ... Read More »

Pulire Asia 2009 in December

MP Afidamp has announced that the Pulire Asia Cleaning Solutions Expo 2009, will now take place from December 2-4, 2009, at Suntec, Singapore. It was originally scheduled to be held in March 2009. In the light of the current worldwide ... Read More »

Bio-fuel from agro waste

Pune based Praj Industries has developed a new technology, which can produce ethanol from waste such as corncobs and bagasse (a pulpy waster leftover after the juice has been extracted from sugarcane) instead of traditional raw materials like molasses, food ... Read More »

Hi-tech coastal cleaning

The Maharashtra government has expedited the process of procuring hi-tech garbage collection boats from Turkey to clean the coastal waters. The state environment department is coordinating with the administration at Turkey to seek details about costing and formalities for procuring ... Read More »

Water from air

Jalmudi village in Andhra Pradesh could be the first village in the world to get a supply of clean drinking water by harnessing humidity in the air. The project, a joint venture between WaterMarker India and the village panchayat, costs ... Read More »

Checks on burning garbage

The Chennai forest department plans to deploy a check post, watch towers and an office close to the Pallikaranai marshland after innumerable complaints were lodged by residents on burning garbage in the marsh. A bio-diversity research organisation monitoring the marsh ... Read More »

Cut those tresses

Human hair waste can be converted into useful nutrients for plants show studies. When human hair waste mixed with compost starts degenerating and mineralising, it is capable of providing sufficient nutrients to container-grown plants or houseplants and provide similar yields ... Read More »

BMC to clean lakes

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has undertaken the task of cleaning the lakes in Mumbai, including Sion lake, Sheetal Talao in Kurla and Powai lake through scientific method of de-silting. Earth-moving machines and a buoyant apparatus are being used to suck ... Read More »

Another ‘pink town’

Fatehabad is set to become the first pink and the most beautiful town of Haryana if the planning of the district authorities is translated into reality. All shops at the leading markets, including the grain market, and shops on the ... Read More »

Apple waste manure

Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Processing and Marketing Corp (HPMC) will market organic manure produced from apple pomace (waste left after extraction of juice). HPMC’s biggest fruit processing plant produces around 2,000 tonnes of apple solid waste. HPMC will source the technology ... Read More »

No felling of trees: SC

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was recently pulled up by the Supreme Court for cutting the greens in its attempt to construct a stadium and a parking lot at the forest areas of Siri Fort. Calling the project to construct ... Read More »

Scrap iron for cleaning wastewater

After five years research, a Chinese researcher has come up with a technology to clean and detoxify pollutants in industrial wastewater using scrap iron. Using zero valent iron (ZVI), the researcher pre-treated wastewater at a treatment plant in the Taopu ... Read More »

Nano – for cleaning water

In a bid to find a better way to clean up trichloroethene (TCE), a stubborn pollutant found in water, scientists at the Rice University, Huston, have created a method that allows them to see molecules break down on the surface ... Read More »

Proventec Plc forays into India

UK-based steam solutions provider Proventec Plc has plans to enter the Indian market with its patented ‘OspreyDeepclean’ technology. The technology uses steam at a temperature of 130°C for cleaning. The high degree steam dissolves grease, kills germs in an instant ... Read More »

Natural laundry detergent

Naturenvy, based in California, has launched Eaternal Soapnut Sachets laundry detergent which is all natural, USDA certified and a replacement for conventional laundry detergents. Soapnut Sachets are made in India with sustainable & fairly traded soapnut fruits shells. Soapnut Sachets ... Read More »

Mobile phone recycle campaign

Nokia has recently launched an initiative to create awareness about mobile handset waste in India. In the 45-days campaign, Nokia collected three tonnes of junk handsets, batteries, chargers and other mobile accessories from four cities. As a part of its ... Read More »

Solid waste plant at Thiruvananthapuram

The Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation and the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has proposed to set up a new plant supplementing the existing solid waste management system in the city. The plant is equipped to process five tonnes of ... Read More »

Eco-tourism fair in Kerala

Kerala Tourism is set to conduct a three-day-long national level ‘Eco-tourism Mela’ (Fair) in Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district. The fair will be held in April this year. It is organised to make the maximum of the eco-tourist potentials of ... Read More »

Mobile toilet on rent

The Chennai Corporation is continuously introducing ways to improve garbage collection in the city. Recently, Mayor M. Subramaniam handed over the keys of specially fabricated mobile toilet vehicles to the civic body drivers. Each vehicle has eight toilets and two ... Read More »