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What is Micro Deco Technology?

Jofel’s, toilet paper with micro deco technology is a high range product which consists of two fine layers of 100% virgin cellulose for an added comfort and resistance, and has an exclusive fine framework. This pattern endows the paper with ... Read More »

Manual cleaning of sewage lines banned

The Madras High Court has imposed ban on manual cleaning of sewage lines and ordered the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board to employ mechanised devices to clean blocks in the ... Read More »

Hospital of garbage

Satyabala ID Hospital, Kolkata, is reported to be a virtual garbage dump. Large quantities of solid-waste are found discarded in front of the hospital among the shrubs. The sight of snakes and harmful insects is not considered to be unusual. ... Read More »

Caught off hand

A surprise visit made by the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation Managing Director E. Sreedharan has cost the cleaning contractor a whopping र 100,000 as fine. He expressed unhappiness over the level of cleanliness at the Dilshad Garden metro station. He ... Read More »

Cleaning Chemicals & Autism

A recent US study that suggests a connection between children spending more time indoors and autism rates states that one factor could be children’s exposure to indoor pollutants like harsh cleaning chemicals. The study, published in the November issue of ... Read More »

Nano may not be eco-friendly

A new research in the US shows that environmental gains derived from the use of nano materials may be offset in part by the processes used to manufacture them. The studies highlight the need for improved efficiency in nanoscale material ... Read More »

Toons Teach

A non-profit organisation, Sesame Workshop India (SWI), conducted Mobile Community Viewing Initiative (MCV) in the slum areas of Belgachhia, Rajabazar, Tangra, Topsia, and Ekbalpore in Kolkata for changing the views on cleanliness and hygiene for numerous children in the area. ... Read More »

ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2010 in Cancun

ISSA has selected the international destination of Cancun, Mexico as the new location for ISSA/INTERCLEAN Latin America 2010 (June 9-11), which it hosts with partner Amsterdam RAI. The association also announced that it will launch the first-ever Latin American Green ... Read More »

Food safety solutions

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has listed the challenges it faces to improve food safety in India, which include licensing, inter-state movement, recall of contaminated products, milk hygiene and nutrition. At a two-day summit organised by ... Read More »

Unsung Facility Hero Award

On the occasion of the International Housekeepers Week (September 14-20), the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) awarded Hiroko Quinn, an employee of Top To Bottom (a building maintenance services company) in Lawton, OK, with the 2008 Unsung Facility Hero Award. ... Read More »

Biofuel from algae?

Outside home, Holland is doing its bit to meet the increasing demand for fuel by promoting algae farming, says a report. Algae, which can grow in fresh, polluted, sea or farm waste-water, can be used to purify the city’s sewage ... Read More »

Meghalaya’s largest island is polluted!

Nongkhnum, in West Khasi Hills, believed to be the second largest island in Asia (25 sq km) after Majuli in Assam, is losing its rugged beauty because of rampant deforestation and charcoal stains, says a report. Timber sharks cut down ... Read More »

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 »