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Saving Water

Following Delhi, Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (CMC) is planning to set up waterless urinals to check the depleting water table in the Union Territory. The corporation has joined hands with AG Aqua Solutions for installing waterless urinals. AG Aqua had ... Read More »

No toilet paper

An acute shortage of toilet paper has hit Tokyo, as Japan’s people react to the earthquake and tsunami by stocking up on essentials. In a posh supermarket in the centre of the capital, a lone sign stands where prior to ... Read More »

Sanitation Study

A Texas A&M University geographer has been awarded a $436,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the rural sanitation problems of India, and the findings could literally have life-and-death significance: an estimated 1,000 children under the age of five ... Read More »

Not clean music?

A recent study found that used woodwind and brass instruments were heavily contaminated with a variety of bacteria and fungi. These microbes are associated with minor to serious infectious and even allergic diseases. A total of 117 different sites, including ... Read More »

Furniture from junk!

Robert Maier, an exchange student from Germany at NID, owns a study table made of junk. Maier collects junk from everyday life like scraps, waste materials, broken chair, plastic ropes and old signage cardboards lying in the campus to develop ... Read More »

CMS Berlin’s focus on hotels

Europe’s leading trade fair CMS 2011 (Cleaning. Management. Services) will be taking place this year from September 20-23 at the Berlin Exhibition Ground. CMS will be providing special trade fair displays and programme events for the hotel, restaurants, kitchen, catering ... Read More »

Waste disposal systems for kitchens

Now managing organic waste like meat bones or melon rinds is simple even at home. Bangalore based Renova Home Appliances recently introduced a food waste disposer, which has an ability to grind the wastes finely. The disposer, first introduced at ... Read More »

NMC’s plan for the city

If all goes well, the capacity of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s waste recycling plant at Bhandewadi will be increased from 600 metric tones to 800 metric tonnes from June, Dr Ganvir, Health officer of Nagpur Municipal Corporation told CIJ. “With the ... Read More »

CIRI-ISSA clean standard

The objective of the ISSA – CIRI research and development programme for a “Clean Standard for K-12 Schools” is to scientifically determine and measure the cleanliness of school interiors, both surfaces and airborne environments, for the purpose of promoting improved ... Read More »

IEHA and HFI partnership

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) USA have announced an educational partnership to develop and promote the role of cleaning professionals in creating healthy indoor environments. As part of the partnership, HFI will promote ... Read More »

Surie Polex’s new manufacturing plant

Surie Polex has announced the opening of two new factories. The first factory in Bahadurgarh, Haryana has a total land area of 8.5 acres and a built up factory shed area of 6100sqft The second factory in District Una, Himachal ... Read More »

Best Company of the Year Award for Eureka Forbes

Frost & Sullivan honoured Eureka Forbes Limited with the Best Company of the Year Award for 2010 in the Indian Residential POU Water Treatment Systems Market. Over the years, the company has developed seven state-of-art water treatment technologies to address ... Read More »

Pulire 2011 Innovation Awards launched

Entries to the Pulire 2011 innovation award to be held at Verona from May 24-26, 2011 has been launched. The entries have been invited in three categories: machinery, equipment and chemicals. The projects will be submitted to a panel of ... Read More »

EU regulations on chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an inventory of over 20,000 chemicals declared hazardous by manufacturers and importers to improve worker safety and consumer protection. It aims to protect workers, consumers, and the environment by means of labeling which ... Read More »

Sanctions for cleaning rivers

While each state has taken up river cleaning seriously, the Union budget this time has made special allocation of funds for cleaning water bodies. The Finance Minister has announced र600 crore for protection & regeneration of forests, environmental management and ... Read More »

Sweepers for Chennai Corporation!

The Chennai Municipal Corporation has planned to purchase mechanical sweepers for the ten zones after the announcement was made in the civic budget-2011. The corporation already has one mechanical sweeper running in Kamaraj Salai. It is planning to procure nine ... Read More »

Tackling waste management issues

New Delhi based IL&FS Waste Management and Urban Services Limited has been given the task of submitting recommendations to tackle the waste management issue in the Kottayam Municipality in Kerala. An integrated scheme was prepared by the corporation which incorporates ... Read More »

KMC’s plans for the city

After several complaints on unclean and smelly portable vats in the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has planned to seek the help of advertisement agencies to beautify and sanitise areas around these vats. The agency will also ensure the ... Read More »

Green initiatives from TMC

The Thiruvalla Municipal Corporation has joined hands with Mar Athanasios College for Advanced Studies (Macfast), Thiruvalla to implement waste management scheme within the municipal limits for next three years. The project ‘Green and Clean City’ is based on the principle ... Read More »

Dust-free Mumbai!

With increasing number of respiratory diseases among school students, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to make the metropolis dust free. The public works department of the Municipal Corporation already uses mechanized sweeping machines for cleaning the highways whereas ... Read More »