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The Body Shop to use recycled plastic

India has 1.5 million waste pickers who collect and sort over 6,000 tonnes of plastic every day, that would otherwise pollute rivers and oceans. They have virtually no visibility in society and have limited rights. They are vulnerable to discrimination, ... Read More »

IKEA to use ocean plastic in new products

This autumn, the Musselblomma collection will hit IKEA stores in Italy and Spain. The collection is made of recycled plastic, including PET plastic waste caught in nets, partly collected by Spanish fishermen in the Mediterranean Sea. After collection, the plastic ... Read More »

Delhi Metro gets power from WtE plant

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first metro system in India to receive power which is generated from a Waste to Energy plant. Continuing with its various environment friendly initiatives, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started receiving ... Read More »

Three-step technique for hand wash

A shortened 15-second application time and a simpler three-step technique for use of alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second application and six-step technique recommended by WHO, and could improve hand hygiene compliance. That’s according ... Read More »

Reverse Vending Machine in Delhi High Court

Spark Minda Foundation, (SMF) as part of its CSR in collaboration with Rotary club, Panchshila Park, Delhi has installed a unique waste recycling machine in Delhi High Court. The initiative is to curb plastic pollution in the city and promote ... Read More »

Tata Power e-waste campaign

This year alone, three million tonnes of e-waste will be generated in India, reports Assocham. Unfortunately, only 5% of this waste is safely disposed. Tata Power in association with TATA CLiQ has taken the lead by hosting ‘Earth Week’ – ... Read More »

Kärcher launches cordless window cleaner

Kärcher GmbH’s new WVP 10 Professional Window and Surface Cleaner is a multi-directional, cordless device that facilitates effortless cleaning of any flat surface without restriction. It offers fast, efficient, multi-application cleaning and drying, eliminating the need for a bucket of ... Read More »

Reinlich launches Soro Global chemicals in India

Reinlich Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd has launched France-based Soro Global’s housekeeping range of cleaning chemicals for the professional cleaning market in India. The new range of products including glass cleaner, furniture maintainer, air fresher, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner concentrate, bathroom ... Read More »

UDS acquires 75% stake in Matrix

The Chennai-based facility services company, Updater Services Private Limited, has acquired a 75% stake in Matrix Business Services, another city-based firm which is operating in the business assurance and background verification services space. UDS bought out the entire 19.77% stake ... Read More »

Doctor’s white coat carries germs: Report

A Time of India report carried an article on the systematic review of studies conducted in the US has found that white coats are frequently contaminated with strains of harmful and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria associated with hospital acquired infections. A ... Read More »

Robotic cleaning of Hotel Beds

A recent report about an innovative Bot that could cleanse the bacteria from the hotel room is highly interesting. It is true that we spend time in sanitizing hands, floors, bathrooms… to extensively annul the bacteria. CleanseBot is a portable ... Read More »

Where Health, Clean Water and CSR come together

VATECH WABAG LIMITED (WABAG), a leading multinational pure-play water technology company has designed and built a drinking water treatment plant for Voluntary Health Services (VHS), a multi-specialty hospital & research institute in Chennai, which has been serving the needs of ... Read More »

Results of the Swacch Survekshan Survey 2019

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently announced the results of the fourth Swacch Survekshan Survey, in which 4,237 urban areas with population over one lakh participated. The survey was completed in just 28 days, and rankings were accorded ... Read More »

Agra’s night cleaning plan fails

Less than a month after it started, the Agra Municipal Corporation’s plan to clean major market-places at night, has ended. Devised to better its ranking in the central government’s Swacch Survekshan Survey, it envision the cleaning of commercial areas between ... Read More »

Innovative Sustane polymer from plastic waste

UK-based RPC bpi recycled products has launched another first in sustainability — a range of premium, sustainable polymers made from 100% recycled plastic called Sustane. This polymer that has the potential to replace virgin polymer. The recycled material is made ... Read More »

E-waste management sector is creating jobs

According to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the electronic waste sector will create 4.5 lakh direct jobs by 2025 and another 1.8 lakh jobs in the allied sectors of transportation and manufacturing, The IFC, which has been working ... Read More »

Vectair launches advanced scent diffusers

Vectair Systems, a leading air care company, launches a range of scent diffusers under its SensaMist™ brand, with solutions for a wide range of environments. The advanced atomizer technology in SensaMist™ diffuses a fine mist of fragrance into the environment. ... Read More »

IPC opens offices in Mohali & Jamshedpur

IPC, expanding its presence in Mohali, Punjab, and the steel city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, opened branch offices in February 2019. With this IPC India has 14 branches across India. The Mohali branch was inaugurated at the hands of SAD ... Read More »

Sanitation workers set Guinness record at Kumbh

Sanitation workers in Uttar Pradesh on March 2, set a Guinness World Record, when 10,000 of them got together for a three-minute cleaning drive at Kumbh, officials said. The event was organised by the Kumbh Mela administration and the state Health ... Read More »