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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 »

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 »