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MIDC goes clean and green

The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is setting an example by being the first state-run body to form a ‘Clean, Green and Eco-friendly’ environmental policy. The policy will set norms for waste treatment, water recycling, rain water harvesting, power conservation, ... Read More »

TMC: No place to dump garbage

Fumbling for four years to find a dumping ground for trash, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in Maharashtra is now simply heaping garbage in private lands. Though the TMC had earlier acquired 17-acres of land for dumping garbage near Daighar ... Read More »

Bad toilets unfair to fair sex

Close on the heels of the hullabaloo made by different women’s organizations in Uttar Pradesh that the fair sex are getting very unfair treatment in different cities of the state as they are forced to use toilets with no privacy, ... Read More »

Dustbins safe no more

In the aftermath of the serial bombings in Ahmedabad and Delhi, people are eyeing dustbins as potential bomb containers. Immediately after the explosions, civic bodies and over zealous citizens across the metros took to over turning dustbins in a bid ... Read More »

Asia’s biggest sewage plant

Asia’s biggest sewage treatment plant was recently inaugurated on the banks of the river Musi in Andhra Pradesh. Set up at a cost of र 93.51 crore, the plant will treat 339 million litres of water per day before discharging ... Read More »

Foreign waste dumped in India

Violating the norms of the Basel (Switzerland) Convention that ban export or shipping of hazardous waste from rich countries to the poor ones, England and USA are sending their household wastes to India posing a major threat to this country’s ... Read More »

Students send out eco-messages

In a major initiative, the children of 71 Pune-based schools participated in an Environmental Awareness Programme organised by the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008. To enhance awareness among the children of schools, interactive sessions on global warming, air & water pollution ... Read More »

JD Consulting’s food safety management system

JohnsonDiversey Consulting’s food safety management system designed and implemented on behalf of the Holiday Inn Park View Singapore has been accredited as being HACCP and ISO 22000 food safety compliant and also been independently certified by leading international standards body ... Read More »

Global Handwashing Day

October 15, 2008, is celebrated as the first-ever Global Handwashing Day. The day aims to highlight the need for proper hygiene practices across the world and raise awareness that hand washing with soap is a powerful public health intervention. The ... Read More »

ISSA/Interclean North America

ISSA/Interclean® North America 2008 held at Las Vegas, NV, from September 8-11, registered an increased footfall of 16,233 despite turbulent economic times. The show posted an 18% increase in buyer firms distributors, building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house service providers ... Read More »

Attero e-waste recycling plant

E-waste is a growing problem with the rapid rise in consumption of consumer electronics and the increase in their obsolesce rate. Efficient and environmentally friendly recycling of this waste is imperative. India generated 3.3 lakh tonnes of e-waste in 2007 ... Read More »

Cleanliness drive for Howrah station

In its bid to maintain the cleanliness of Howrah Railway Station, one of the world’s largest railway terminals, where nearly one million passengers come every day, the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has made an action plan. Having Bengal Urban ... Read More »

Henkle expands its Renuzit brand

Henkel, with an annual sales of र 500 crore, is planning to widen its Renuzit brand of products by launching car & air fresheners and super odour neutralizers. Henkel which has an average market share of 10% across supermarket chains ... Read More »

RKHS buys back Compass Group’s stake

Radhakrishna Hospitality Services Ltd (RKHS), a company providing food & hospitality solutions, facilities management and vending solutions, has through its affiliates acquired Compass Group Plc’s 50% stake in RKHS. This buy back has been agreed by mutual consent and will ... Read More »

Karcher machines for Pune Cantonment

The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) introduced mechanised sweeping as part of its modernisation plans. It has acquired two Karcher ride-on sweepers for cleaning roads. The project has for the first time engaged women force for mechanised cleaning. The machines will ... Read More »

Soybean Urinals

Waterless Co. LLC, USA, has introduced Soybean Urinals. Which require no water, thus saving more than 40,000 gallons of water per urinal each year. The urinals are made from approximately 30% soybean resin that is naturally sustainable. Read More »

Hospitality Ensemble

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi, is organizing “Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2008” from October15-17, 2008, comprising Culinary Competitions, Hospitality Brain Twister and other contests. The Institute has been holding this national level event for the past seven years ... Read More »

Neem for organic pesticides

The biotechnology department in Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) plans to use Neem (Azadirachta Indica) for the manufacturing of organic pesticides. A bio-processing unit for the promotion and production of such pesticides is likely to be set ... Read More »

Jyothy enters laundry sector

Jyothy Laboratories Ltd, an FMGC company, is making a foray into laundry services with its launch, Fabric Spa. This chain of dry cleaners and launderers will provide rejuvenating solutions for garments under its र 400 million subsidiary Jyothy Fabricare Services ... Read More »




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