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RB and Diversey to partner in cleaning market

RB, (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) and Diversey has announced a strategic alliance in the North American industrial and institutional cleaning market. The expanded partnership builds on RB’s strength in convenient, ready-to-use solutions-via brands including Lysol, Airwick, Easy-Off and Resolve-and ... Read More »

Lotus leaf inspires self-cleaning metals

A team of European researchers have yoked new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface taking a step closer to selfcleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers. Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in plants such as the ... Read More »

Vomit vacuum at Tokyo station

According to Japanese cleaning firm JR East Environment Access, vomit left behind by drunken revellers are a major problem at Tokyo’s railway hubs. A new vomit-cleaning vacuum invented in Japan has been helping with the cleanup in the country’s capital. ... Read More »

Ecolab’s digital innovation center

Ecolab Inc. in partnership with SMC2, is establishing the Ecolab Digital Center (EDC) in Bengaluru. The EDC will serve as a global ‘Digital Innovation Center of Excellence,’ for the company and drive digital customer and field technology innovation and scale ... Read More »

Double honours for Kerala trains

Kerala trains bagged twin honours in a first-of-its-kind cleanliness survey of 209 trains conducted by the Union Ministry of Railways. KSR Bengaluru-Ernakulam Intercity Express (Train number 12677/78) came first among 20 Intercity Express trains in the country by scoring 789 ... Read More »

IPC machines running on Vellore roads

Ride on Sweepers for the Municipal roads and pavements of Municipal corporation of Nellore were flagged off by Dr P Narayan, State Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning, Nellore. Six of such ride ... Read More »

Amitabh Bachchan donates sewer cleaning machines

Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan donated a large sewer cleaning machine to MCGM and 20 small ones to Aurangabad to end the manual scavanging practices. This follows his commitment at the 2018 Cleanathon toward taking steps in this direction. He ... Read More »

Hygiene in train biotoilets

A parliament panel has asked railways to take measures to improve the hygiene of lavatories as there are always trepidations over choking and foul smell in the bio-toilets. According to the reports, Railway Convention Committee (RCC) has sought mechanism for ... Read More »

Go Green Initiatives by Railways

In an effort to ‘Go Green’, The Indian Railways has undertaken some major initiatives. Some of which are: Tree plantation and track side boundary plantation to be increased in railway premises. As per reports, 1.25 crores saplings were planted during ... Read More »

Vacuum cleaners turn robotic bartenders

Lager manufacturer Stella Artois performed a Christmas miracle by turning robot vacuum cleaners into automatic bartenders. The Stella Artois BART – which stands for Bartending Automated Robotic Technology – comes in the form of a kit that may be attached ... Read More »

Focus on sanitation and healthcare

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is coming up with an action plan for six months with a focus on sanitation and healthcare in the city. The Mayor along with corporators and officials will coordinate for overall development of sanitation ... Read More »

Steps to improve cleanliness score

The civic body has stepped up its cleanliness and awareness drives in the city in view of Swachh Survekshan 2019. The Municipal Commissioner has asked the health department and the Godavari conservation cell to carry out the cleanliness drive. The ... Read More »

Jharkhand constructs 33.44 lakh toilets

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, has informed Rajya Sabha Member Parimal Nathwani that as many as 33,44,395 individual household latrines (IHHLs) have been constructed so far and 29,564 villages have been declared ODF ... Read More »

Eco-friendly sanitary napkins

Little scientists at Kottoor AKMHS school, Kottakkal, made sanitary napkins from water hyacinth (Kulavazha) as a solution to check the growth of the plant which is regarded as the world’s worst aquatic weed. Dried water hyacinth fibre and cotton are ... Read More »

Chennai Corporation’s awareness event

The Chennai Corporation conducted a Swachh Bharat and plastic ban awareness program at the CPCL Polytechnic College in Manali where 500 students and 40 teachers took part in the event. Officials highlighted the importance of clean environments to prevent the ... Read More »

Swachh Bharat drive at Amity campus

Over 150 student volunteers of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (IPCA) took to streets and Amity University campus equipped with brooms and dust pans, emphasising on the importance of hygiene and cleanliness. “Cleanliness and hygiene factors are extremely important values ... Read More »

Nano hygiene at airports

NanoTouch Materials has released a self-cleaning film for touch screens that can turn any airport check-in kiosk or in-flight screen into a continuously selfcleaning surface. They have also released self-cleaning elevator button covers. These innovations add to their current listing ... Read More »

App for monitoring cleanliness drive

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has developed a Daily Monitoring Tool (DMT) app that helps monitor public toilet’s cleaning timing, garbage clearance at open places, sweeping activities, etc. All the officers who have been deployed as Swachh ward officers, ... Read More »

Puducherry to ban single-use plastic

With a state-wide plastic ban in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry is taking similar steps to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products in the Union Territory from March 1, 2019. This was revealed by Chief Minister – V ... Read More »