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A ticking time bomb

According to a study conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, only 33% of India’s urban municipal waste is being scientifically treated. The rest pose as a huge ticking bomb for the country’s future. As per the study: ... Read More »

Road from waste

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has developed a construction and demolition waste processing plant at Burari in north Delhi to treat the massive amount of construction and demolition rubble produced in the city. The initial feasibility study conducted by ... Read More »

Jusco to treat Cauvery water

Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (Jusco) has been awarded a six-year performance-based water management contract for Mysore city. The tripartite contract agreement between Mysore City Corporation (MCC), Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) and Jusco is the largest ... Read More »

Environmental award for P&G

Procter & Gamble was recently awarded the Champion Level Environmental Stewardship Award for Detergents from US Environmental Protection Agency. This award, the highest given by the EPA’s Design for Environment (DfE) group focuses on industries that combine the potential for ... Read More »

Dabur India Ltd launches the Dazzl range

Dabur India Ltd has launched floor cleaner and anti-bacterial kitchen cleaner under the Dazzl brand. The Dazzl range helps disinfect and keep the house clean and also eliminates 99.9% germs on hard non-porous kitchen and floor surfaces. Dabur in collaboration ... Read More »

Delhi project for wastewater recycling

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is planning a pilot project to recycle wastewater in view of the growing water shortage in the city and the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. The project, which is expected to span over two years will ... Read More »

For safe water

The recent floods in Chennai had created a gamut of problems. The water stagnation has resulted in mosquito invasion and health issues. The citizens fear that the approaching summer will bring with it another set of problems, including water shortage. ... Read More »

Ecoreco hosts E-waste week

Eco Recycling Ltd, Mumbai, organised an e-waste disposal week from December 8-15, 2008, for creating greater awareness amongst manufacturers, banks, financial institutions, BPO’s, call centers, corporates, government departments, individuals, students and traders for safe recycling of their e-waste and secured ... Read More »

PCIES launches Pune operations

PCI Environmental Services Pvt. Ltd (PCIES), Mumbai-based FM company, has expanded its operations to Pune. PCIES, a joint venture of PCI and OCS, UK, also has branches in Chennai and Bangalore. The new branch was recently inaugurated by Steve Plevey, ... Read More »

Schevaran completes 20 years

To start a business on a commodity, the marketability of which is unknown is not easy. But Sam Cherian Kumbakattu went ahead and established a manufacturing facility in Mysore to produce cleaning chemicals and disinfectant formulations, way back in late1980s. ... Read More »

Safety first!

Taking heed of the conservancy workers demand for safety gear while on field, the Mumbai Civic body has ordered for 40,000 gumboots for its workmen at a cost of र 4 crore. The boots of high quality would be flame ... Read More »

Sanitation club

The recently concluded South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) in New Delhi was marked by the presence and resilience of four young students who formed the School Sanitation Club. Set up four years ago, the club aimed at educating students ... Read More »

Green future

Mumbai city’s oldest and largest landfill site is heading for a change of image. The BMC is planning to convert a part of the 127 hectares garbage dump into a green belt which will include a lawn and a walking ... Read More »

Scientific landfill site

After Gorai, Deonar and Mulund, Kanjurmarg is now emerging as the site for the next dumping yard for Mumbai. The City’s additional municipal commissioner, in-charge of solid waste management R.A. Rajeev said that 141 hectors in Kanjurmarg have been identified ... Read More »

Trash on wheels

As millions of Mumbaikars pack themselves into trains to get to work every morning, they are accompanied by an equal number of cockroaches, spiders, rats and other pests! Commuters complain of having to travel in compartments that have cobwebs on ... Read More »

Eco-friendly prayers

Mumbai’s Dawoodi Bohra community is sending out prayers that are green in nature! The community plans to return to nature what they got from it by constructing a mosque that features eco-friendly facilities. Focusing on rainwater harvesting and reducing the ... Read More »

Sustainable Cleaning Award

UK-based One Complete Solution (OCS) has been awarded the first JohnsonDiversey Sustainable Cleaning Award for its commitment to health, safety and environment through its cleaning programme CleanSmart. The programme, which is process driven uses engineering methodologies and gives better performance ... Read More »

Wardrobe expansion

Diamond Fabcare Pvt. Ltd in collaboration with Brown Gouge of Australia having retail chain of over 32 fully functional dry-cleaning & laundry outlets under the brand “Wardrobe” has further expanded its operations with tie ups for co-brand promotion and outsourcing ... Read More »

Zero Discharge at Ambuja Cement

Ambuja Cement (Holicim), Ropar, Punjab, has awarded Ion Exchange (India) Ltd., the contract for a zero discharge plant – their first complete zero discharge project where the entire recycling system as well as the evaporate equipment are being supplied by ... Read More »