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Confronting the challenge of Mounting Waste

The Government of India is seized of this exacerbating problem, more so having embarked on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) and the Smarts Cities Mission (SCM) to turn things around by driving growth to improve the quality of life through ... Read More »

How to trust a dry-cleaner?

Non-profit consumer group Washington Consumers’ Checkbook’s ratings of hundreds of area dry cleaners can help you identify shops that will do a great job cleaning your wardrobe without also cleaning out your wallet. In surveys of area consumers, many of ... Read More »

Challenges of Window Cleaning

Germany National challenges – Window glass is not just window glass: In Germany, there are many different types of glass with different features and cleaning behaviour. For instance, single pane safety glass has different requirements in terms of care than laminated ... Read More »

Kent: A pioneer in innovation

A company, born out of the basic necessity to provide safe drinking water for “his sick children” is Dr Mahesh Gupta’s Kent RO, founded way back in the late 90s. Since then, the company has introduced many new products for ... Read More »

Better Batteries for cleaning machines

Some argue that cable-operated machines place restrictions on the size of the area to be cleaned besides presenting a tripping hazard. Conversely, others claim that time spent on recharging batteries could have an adverse effect on productivity. Battery-powered machines are ... Read More »

Waste Management System: Malaysian Model

Smart Waste Management System (SWMS) is one of the modules developed in Spatial Smart City Service Delivery Engine (SSCSDE) Project funded by Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation Malaysia (Mosti) under Techno fund grant in Malaysia. The objective of the ... Read More »

Will GST dry up Dry Cleaning Industry?

What are the problems you see facing the Laundry Industry, in the light of GST being recently introduced? Akash Dharamsey: I agree that introduction of GST is surrounded by anxiety since we have limited knowledge about how it will pan ... Read More »

Cleaning concepts of the future

Data and Robots Philipp Kipf, Product Manager Digital Solutions, explains how Smart City of the future can always be clean. What challenges do you see on the road to Smart City? Data is our biggest challenge. We have to interpret ... Read More »

Addressing Challenges in Hospitality

Challenge in meeting cleaning standards The first and foremost challenge is in getting the skilled manpower for housekeeping and we are facing a shortage. Secondly, there is a lack of awareness of the importance of hygiene. Application of right cleaning ... Read More »

Why clean is not “CLEAN”

The project was commissioned to Pro Waste in 2013. The institution, then housed in a temporary building had various categories of waste generated from faculty and students’ residences, canteens, labs and other facilities. Pro Waste Concepts devised step one that ... Read More »

Smart cleaning with Green solutions

It is true that the usage of green chemicals is shrouded with misapprehensions right from the cost to its varied applications. In an article published in CleanLinks, as Becky Mollenkamp puts it “Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 and ... Read More »

Robotic Technology and Internet of Clean

The evolution of cleaning in Asia Pacific has been rapid. Let’s call the first epoch “Mops and Buckets”. Ten years ago, mops, rags and buckets, together with the strong backs of workers, cleaned most surfaces. Then came the second epoch ... Read More »

Changing role of Facility Manager in the Smart world

From out tasking disparate services, bundling of services, integrating services and now progressive levels of outsourcing of services, the facilities management industry has undergone paradigm change over the last two decades. The illustration below gives a graphical glimpse of progressive ... Read More »

Cost-effective fuel for kitchen from waste

The subject of solid and liquid waste management has remained neglected in India, mainly on account of lack of priority to the subject. Paucity of funds, lack of technical knowhow, inadequate human resources, and apathy of citizens to maintain cleanliness ... Read More »

A Historic Landmark

Overview The construction of landfills is extremely intricate because it is a complex, multifaceted system. It is designed to protect the ground and surroundings from contamination. Given the burden of a lot of toxic material, landfills take years to plan ... Read More »

Unbiased process of Product Selection

As purchase head, how do you go about selecting products for housekeeping and laundry? What is the criteria of selection? As a procurement head, economy, quality, accuracy and speed of service are my department’s main objectives. Based on the results ... Read More »

Design-led approach to composting

Being a passionate and qualified designer, Poonam’s approach to composting is design centered. The process has been evolved through conversations and discussions she has had over the years with her students and peers. The first result of her research was ... Read More »