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Sanitary Solutions & Waste Disposal

The disposal of sanitary napkins, though more a health and hygiene issue, gets complicated when the waste  is thrown away polluting the environment with its non-biodegradable content and inorganic components. However, eco-friendly pads and incineration could address some predominant problems. ... Read More »

Decontaminating Beautifully

Increasing spas across India also increases the need for better and right maintenance programmes. “The feel-good factor could turn into a nightmare to the customer, if the spa is not sanitized and pathogens-free. This is where Aura Spa World excels ... Read More »

Creating a Pure Ambience

Hotel Intercontinental, Marine Drive, of Mumbai greets you with an interesting signboard: “Introducing Pure Rooms … the Air of Paradise”. It further says: “Ask about the Pure Experience at the Front Desk”. Rekha Mehta, Director Housekeeping, explains that Intercontinental globally ... Read More »

EDUCATION – Classroom Sanitation

In a classroom, where a number of students come together for hours, even a minor lapse in maintaining hygiene could lead to contamination and widespread health concerns. At the International Institute of Maritime Studies (IIMS) in Mumbai, Director Capt. N.N. ... Read More »

Green initiatives at Greenwood High School

Greenwood High School in Bengaluru believes in providing all round development to its students. They make the students understand the value of cleanliness and hygiene along with protecting the environment by conserving energy. Under the able guidance of Aloysius D’Mello, ... Read More »

Increasing service quality for washrooms

Sharing his views on India operations, Bryce Tietjens, Business Services Director – Cannon International, tells CIJ about the company’s future plans for India in taking washroom hygiene products and systems to workplaces across the country. Cannon Hygiene has partnered with PCI Environmental Services for its India operations. Read More »

Use of medical glove to Prevent germ transmission

The World Health Organization has laid down the various procedures for use of gloves in order to prevent germ transmission. Medical gloves are recommended to be worn for two main reasons: To reduce the risk of contamination of healthcare workers’ ... Read More »

Eco-initiatives at IIM

Members of the ECoBiZ Club at IIM Shillong have come up with an initiative by placing bamboo-made waste bins or khoh at various places in the campus. The bins have been designed using indigenous contraptions and have been manufactured by ... Read More »

Cleaning & Maintenance Cleaning Machines

The cleaning equipment and tools which clean and maintain a facility need maintenance too, a fact which is very often ignored and overlooked. The service providers tend to complain about the frequent breakdowns of the equipment and blame it on poor service by the equipment suppliers. After sales service is necessary, but at the same time the cleaning contractor should train his cleaning staff on proper usage and daily maintenance of the equipment. A cable not checked, a filter not cleaned, a brush not replaced or a battery not charged, can cause loss of time, revenue or at times even serious accidents. Read More »

Indian Cleaning Industry, 2011

Driven by Demand? (or by Awareness too?) The way, the global cleaning industry bounced back in the year 2010 after a spell of slow business in the previous year, is indicative of the fact that it was able to redesign ... Read More »

Green Knowledge + Green Practices = Green Cleaning?

Mechanised cleaning, sustainable cleaning, green cleaning… these and many other terms though are welcome, more than 95% of both the client companies and the service providers are yet unclear what exactly they all mean. It is imperative to wipe out this ignorance if we have to have a better environment. Clean India Journal discusses with clients and contractors on green cleaning practices. Read More »

Cleaning Up of cleaning scenario-II

Are the clients provided with trained manpower? Cleaning Contractors Say: Minimum Wages: It is not the benchmark for client companies to determine wages. Expecting people to work on minimum wages of र3000 or so is “unfair”. Manpower Crunch: At a ... Read More »

Empowering Service Providers

For years now, Service Providers have been “cleaning” within the parameters set by the client companies and these vary from client to client. It’s time now these parameters are redefined, start incorporating the needs of the actual cleaner and the quality of service delivery. Mohana M spoke to a cross-section of service contractors to find out areas where they need more cooperation from the client companies. There are issues like minimum wages, participation in decision making and delayed payments by the client companies. Read More »

It’s Simply in Our Hands

Improving hand-hygiene practices can reduce cross-transmission and the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Most importantly, successful hand-hygiene promotion campaigns will improve patient safety and quality of care Read More »

Feminine-friendly Hotels

Hotel chains are constantly innovating and experimenting with accessories in rooms to give women that comfort zone. Are we women impressed? Well, yes, but there is always scope for more, says Sarah Hussain,Lecturer of Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management ... Read More »