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World’s First Garbage Powered Garbage Truck

Generating energy from waste may seem like a dream, but one British borough recently announced that they have come as close to closing that loop as anyone in the world. Kirklees Council has adapted their municipal garbage truck to be ... Read More »

AMC for green fuel

Creative Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese integrated waste management company, has signed MoU with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to convert solid waste from the dumping sites into eco-friendly fuel for industries. The Creative Co.’s innovative refuse paper, plastic and ... Read More »

Nilfisk upgrades its road sweeper portfolio

Nilfisk has introduced two upgraded versions of its ride-on road sweeper series. Both RS851 and RS1301 are suitable for cleaning in all municipalities, whether large or small. It is essential that street sweeping is carried out with efficiency and at ... Read More »

Tennant Green Machines in India

Tennant Company, USA, had entered into a purchase agreement with Applied Sweepers, maker of Green Machines® brand cleaning equipment, in 2008. Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd, distributors of Tennant machines in India, is planning to launch Green Machines this ... Read More »

Neel Metal at Ambattur

Neel Metal Fanalca has commenced collection and moving of municipal solid waste from parts of Ambattur households and commercial establishments. It has acquired four compactors, 29 Ace mini trucks, 55 tricycles, eight hooker bins, one robot, two hook loader trucks ... Read More »

Camera to detect sewer cracks

Kam-Avida has tied up with German company Rico, manufacturers of special cameras for studying sewer lines. It has introduced a new system ‘Conditional Assessment Services’ to detect cracks or breaks in the sewer pipelines through a special camera. The equipment ... Read More »

BMC’s big plans to keep city clean

In a move to keep the city clean, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has bought 26 stationary compactors with dual purpose devices from Hyva, Holland. These compactors have been commissioned at four sites – Grant Road (East & West), Bombay ... Read More »

RMCL – An update & expansion plans

Foreseeing the rise in demand for its products in India and outside, Roots Multiclean Ltd is in the process of expanding production capacity. “There is shortage of manpower in India when it comes to Cleaning activities. This has created a ... Read More »

Microbes that feed on oil

Oil spills need not cause panic any longer! Scientists have suggested that oil spills could be cleaned up with the help of organisms that grow at the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia. According to the study, the microbes convert ... Read More »

Protest against manual cleaning

Members of eight voluntary organisations and traders’ union recently staged a demonstration in front of the headquarters of Chennai Metrowater to protest against the manual cleaning of sewage manholes and septic tanks in the rural areas. Following the death of ... Read More »

Exchange e-waste for money

Harshit Patel, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur, from Polytela e-commerce Private Ltd, has launched a first nation-wide service to collect e-waste free of cost. The company has formed eight collection centres –TechShops – across the country. Anyone sending e-waste can collect a ... Read More »

Not enough diagnostic centres

Merely 34% of the total rural population in India have access to diagnostic centres for chronic ailments like diabetes, heart and kidney diseases, says a study carried out by the Chronic Care Foundation (CCF). The study revealed that 86% districts ... Read More »

More water in Haryana

The third waterworks recently inaugurated in Rohtak, Haryana, will provide 135lt per capita per day drinking water. This waterworks is stated to be the second such facility in the country after Sonia Vihar in New Delhi. The huge allocation of ... Read More »

No more bulbs

A decision to ban the sale of electric bulbs in Punjab state was recently taken at a meeting on energy conservation headed by the Chief Secretary Ramesh Inder Singh. The recommendation has been sent for legal opinion after which the ... Read More »

Holding on to plastic bags

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said that the ban on use of plastic bags in Delhi had caused anxiety amongst the trading community. They want the move to be kept on hold till such time alternative packaging material ... Read More »

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2010

Amsterdam RAI and ISSA have announced the new dates for ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam. The show will now be held from April 26-29, 2010, a week earlier than initially planned. During the last show, a number of visitors were unable to attend ... Read More »

Plastic waste management

President Pratibha Patil has called for effective waste management of plastics by adopting proper recycling technology. Plastics waste is not waste per se and could be treated as wealth by recycling into value added products. She called for concerted efforts ... Read More »

Waste plastic to nano-carbon

The project, ‘waste plastic to nano-carbon’, initiated by Dr Arup Chatterjee of I-Can Nano has been finally approved technically and commercially by DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research). Supported by the Government of India, the plant (30TPM capacity) will ... Read More »

Subsidised Sewage

The Goa State government has announced schemes to provide subsidised sewage connections to the citizens of Margao. Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa, has appealed to the citizens to connect their septic tanks and soakpits to the sewage plant and ... Read More »

Loo for loans!

In an extreme form of cleanliness and hygiene enforcement, Chandrakant Dalvi, Collector of Pune, has issued an order which states that people who do not have a toilet in their homes would not be sanctioned government loans or even crucial ... Read More »