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EU’s new legislation to recycle e-waste

At least 85% of electrical and electronic waste generated in the European Union will have to be recycled by 2020 under the new rules that took effect recently. Environment Commissioner Janez Potonik has said that the new law is a ... Read More »

TMC’s waste-to-energy plant to be rolled out soon

An incineration plant at Daighar near Mumbra, which will process over 600 metric tonnes of solid waste daily for conversion into energy, is nearing completion. Amid stiff opposition from locals, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to appoint a ... Read More »

US tops the world in paper consumption

Paper is the number one item recycled in American offices. And, while the US and many other parts of the world have made dramatic improvements in how much paper is recycled, huge amounts of paper are used today and there ... Read More »

ISS to supply facility services to Novartis

Novartis, an international provider of innovative healthcare solutions based in Basel, Switzerland, has awarded ISS the delivery of integrated facility services at 22 sites, including production plants and other facilities. ISS will start its services from January, 2013. The contract ... Read More »

Community Toilets

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has provided र 5.94 crore to construct 66 community toilets in Kolkatta. There are offices and banks where hundreds of people come every day but many of them face problem as there are no toilets and ... Read More »

Germs in office kitchens

Kimberly-Clark Professional conducted a study to identify the workplace hotspots where germs can lurk. Hygienists from the company collected nearly 5,000 individual swabs from office buildings housing more than 3,000 employees. According to the study, surfaces tested and found to ... Read More »

Improving food hygiene

Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation has issued notices to hotels and eateries in the city that closure will be initiated against those who fail to comply with sanitation and food safety standards. Notices were issued to four hotels in Nanthencode circle and ... Read More »

Litter-free Streets

Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has redesigned the garbage clearance procedure to make the streets litter-free. Armed with 101 route managers to track the movement of dumper placers and tippers, the Corporation has devised a plan so that each route manager could ... Read More »

Polluting River

A population of over 18,000 has stopped using the water of the 73-km-long Lidder River, which runs through south Kashmir’s Pahalgam town as it is unsafe for consumption because of high-level pollution. The river is a lifeline for 2,659 households. ... Read More »

Clean Madurai

In order to accomplish litter-free, clean streets and to augment Madurai’s cityscape, the Corporation has launched a ‘Mass Cleaning Programme’. The programme envisages identifying each zone under the Corporation limits for garbage removal every Saturday in a week. The CM ... Read More »

Gandhigiri’ Cleaning

In order to persuade the people not to defecate in the open and to educate people about hygiene and cleanliness, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to use ‘gandhigiri.’Special groups called ‘toka-taki’ will be formed in the rural areas which ... Read More »

Clean Initiative

Haryana government has decided to get a model developed for rehabilitation of slums, prevent further growth and provide basic facilities. A research is being conducted; three towns of Faridabad, Panipat and Rohtak have been chosen for the research projects and ... Read More »

Aquatech bags Wastewater Recycle projects

Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has been awarded a contract for the design, engineering, supply and supervision of installation and commissioning of a concentrated brine treatment plant at the Chinacoal Tuke Fertilizer ... Read More »

SCA acquires Lotus Professional

SCA has acquired the Georgia-Pacific EMEA business, which includes Georgia-Pacific’s consumer paper products, personal care and away-from-home tissue businesses as well as manufacturing assets across Europe, including leading consumer brands, private label product and away-from-home products such as Lotus Professional. ... Read More »

Henkel’s Third Laundry Award

The Third Henkel “Laundry & Home Care Research Award,” which comes with a check for 3,000 euros has been awarded to scientist Dr. Peggy Heunemann in recognition of her exceptional PhD thesis relating to the occurrence and the structures of ... Read More »

$130m project to clean up Indian rail

Where 130 million households are without a latrine, which accounts for 60% of the global volume of open defecation, is a matter of concern and anguish, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said in a recent meeting in New Delhi. The ... Read More »

Mumbai’s first sewage recycling project

Work on Mumbai’s first sewage recycling project at an estimated cost of र 72 crore is likely to begin in Colaba soon. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued tender notices as a part of its ambitious plan for the treatment ... Read More »