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‘Clean’ and depression

Researchers in Atlanta, Georgia, have claimed that a growing obsession with cleanliness could be making people depressed. They believe that eliminating bacteria and viruses has actually made the immune systems weaker and this in turn has affected the functioning of ... Read More »

Cleaning drive in Mangalore

The district administration as a part of Clean, Green and Progressive Mangalore has launched ‘Save Our Beach’ drive at Thota Bengre. The drive that stretched throughout the 43km coastline had over 10,000 people cleaning 20 beaches simultaneously in 23 villages. ... Read More »

Bio-gas from animal waste

Mysore zoo will soon have solid waste management system in place. A team of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, visited the zoo to discuss the project to convert animal waste into bio-gas. The zoo authorities are planning ... Read More »

Keeping Kanpur Clean

In order to keep temples clean during the Vasanth Navratra period, the Kanpur Nagar Nigam along with students of CSMU, carried out cleanliness drive at Baradevi temple in Kanpur. The waste collected from temples has been converted into fertilizer to ... Read More »

Vrindavan waste drive

Tata Motors recently donated two garbage collection vans to the holy town of Vrindavan to clean up the garbage and sewage waste. Besides, Tata Motors has planned to give four more garbage collection vans (mini-dumpers) to the temple town. A ... Read More »

Cleaner Tracks

In a bid to get rid of manual scavenging on railway tracks, bio-toilets have been installed in 50 coaches of various trains. These bio-toilets retain the human waste in the tank. Different types of nonpathogenic bacteria strains are injected in ... Read More »

Clean-up Marshals

If everything goes fine, Mumbai will soon have clean-up marshals again. However, this time the contract would be given to women self-help groups in one or two wards. The marshals would not have the right to fine doctors and dispensaries ... Read More »


Having won excellence award for tourism, Siam Niramit not only upholds Thai cultural values but also takes the cleanliness, hygiene and drinking water issues methodically. Read More »

‘Zero Garbage Week’

To instil civic sense in Mumbaikars, MCGM as part of its pre-monsoon drive, observed ‘Zero Garbage Week’ from May 2-8. During the week, the corporation issued notice to private property owners and housing societies to keep their plots clean. Fines ... Read More »

New entrant in floor polishing

Mumbai based Glosson Surface Solutions is entering the floor polish and maintenance industry, to provide different solutions for marble, granite and terrazzo floors. It will cater to the growing needs and solutions to do larger floor areas in a relatively ... Read More »

Plastic-free Delhi?

In a move to make Delhi plasticfree, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has announced a blanket ban on plastic bags under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The law provides for imprisonment up to five years and fine up ... Read More »

Lynn Webster honoured

The Chairman of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, Lynn Webster has been named of the Top 100 most influential women in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism (HLTT) industry. The list was announced by Women 1st, an initiative from ... Read More »

ATM Scare

A recent study has shown that Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are as much as dirty and contain same germs as public toilets. Health experts took samples in a cleanliness test from the numeric key pads of ATMs around Britain that ... Read More »

Cleaning Corbett

In a welcome drive to mobilise public opinion and conserve the famed Corbett Tiger Reserve, a group of citizens in Ramnagar cleared over five quintals of polythene garbage from the park periphery. The cleanliness campaign, which focus on cleaning the ... Read More »

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 »