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Effective waste management through mechanisation

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was awarded the “Best City” for 2009-10 for its efforts to improve Solid Waste Management under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The Hyderabad Corporation’s integrated waste management model includes transportation of waste to transfer ... Read More »

Sustainable practices in Food Service Management

When looking through the lens of sustainability within the food service environment, there are myriad interrelated issues, ranging from local purchasing, to waste management, to energy conservation, to green building design. In order to sufficiently address any of these issues, food service managers and facility managers must take into account potential changes to operational processes, education and marketing needs, and processes for measuring costs and benefits. The guide on Sustainable Practices in the Food Service Environment designed by IFMA focuses primarily on inputs, operations and outputs. Areas addressed include responsible procurement, green buildings, energy conservation and waste stream management. Read More »

Hygiene Management of FHC units

The high infection risk presented by FHC units results from the waste inside the unit which includes traces left on the lid or the ‘modesty flap’ and the internal surfaces of the unit. These areas provide a breeding ground for ... Read More »

Plasma Waste Disposal

There is a great and scorching problem in contemporary, fast growing society, namely creation of huge amount of noxious refuse, called municipal waste, which is more and more dangerous to natural environment that we belong to. All of these materials ... Read More »

The making of a Green Village

Beside a beautiful hillock under the rolling clouds amid rustling winds and lush greenery is the eco-village developed by social activist and Sangli Zilla Parishad member Subhash Patil. Hatnur, located in the Sangli district of Maharashtra, having a population of ... Read More »

Recycling Revolution

Recycling dry waste has been successfully adopted in most countries but recycling AHPs (Absorbent Hygiene Products), consisting of nappies, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence product wastes, has been made possible in the UK through a patented technology introduced by Knowaste Ltd Read More »

Keeping city clean is a collective effort

In the recent years there is a significant shift in handling solid waste with Municipal Corporations across the country adopting various models of disposing and recycling waste. Pondicherry Corporation has successfully adopted door-to-door collection, transportation and processing model. Coimbatore Corporation has adopted house-to-house collection model and outsourced secondary collection and processing to private parties under PPP mode. In certain other cities, the processing has been outsourced on PPP basis. Besides waste collection, various technologies like composting, bio-methanation/gasification or high-temperature incineration and waste-to-energy are being used for waste management. For example, the service provider in Coimbatore Corporation had started with compost plant, now they are seeking permission to put up a waste-to-energy plant at their own cost. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike has forked out certain areas to be cleaned by sweeping machines. All Corporations are experimenting innovative methods to collect and treat waste. Ajit Patil, Secretary, Corporation of Cochin, in an exclusive interview with Clean India Journal, talks about how solutions to keep the city clean has been successfully implemented. Read More »

Effluent Water Treatment

Effluent Water Treatment Industry today is coping with two water issues: quality and quantity. In many arid areas of the United States, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, water shortages due to drought and rising demand have put pressure on ... Read More »

Why ‘Broom Groom’ book?

It’s time public take on a better role in keeping the surrounding clean. In a major initiative Pavan Choudary, Managing Director, Vygon India Pvt Ltd, and India’s first women IPS officer Kiran Bedi have successfully authored a pocket book “Broom ... Read More »

CLEAN INDIA AWARDS 2013

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MCGM plans towards sustainable, garbage-free city

Mumbai has been facing a solid waste management crisis for years. In order to move towards a sustainable future by adopting integrated solid waste management approach, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has joined hands with private contractors. The municipal corporation spends roughly र1160 per tonne on collection, transport and disposal of MSW. Collection and transport together constitute roughly 80% of the cost. In India, the average municipal expenditure on solid waste management is र500 to र1500 per tonne. B P Patil, Chief Engineer-SWM, MCGM, explains to Preeti Swaminathan the various projects lined up for integrated SWM. Read More »

Filtration

From simple gravity filtration through sand to the membrane technologies of micro-filtration and ultra-filtration, filtration has remained the lynchpin of basic water treatment Read More »

Zero Waste: A Key Move towards a Sustainable Society

The Zero Waste strategy says no to incinerators, no to mega-landfills, no to the throwaway society and yes to a sustainable society. While it may sound like an idealistic goal, we can put it into a realistic time frame. We do not expect to reach zero waste next year, but we can anticipate that some communities could be very close to Zero Waste by 2020. Read More »

Meeting Maintenance Standards in Mall Management

Despite the growth in organised retail space in India, the process of managing facilities is still largely evolving – be it a shopping centre, mall or supermarket. Clean India Journal visited three of India’s large and established malls – Ambience Mall-Gurgaon, Mantri Square-Bangalore and Inorbit Mall-Mumbai – to understand the challenges of maintaining malls. Read More »

Sustainable Conversion of MSW

JITF Aquasource, the water management wing of the Jindal Group, has implemented a number of water and waste projects for municipal corporations and industries throughout the country. Allard M Nooy, CEO of JITF Water Infrastructure Ltd-JITF Aquasource, speaks to Clean India Journal about the waste-to-energy plant coming up at Timarpur-Okhla, New Delhi. Read More »

Waste to Fuel

" In fact, the day garbage gets identified with the resource, there will be different problem all together - how to get more garbage." Read More »

The business of Keeping – IT CAMPUSES CLEAN

The growth of Indian cleaning industry is directly related to the growth of IT business and the resultant increase in the number of IT campuses. The fact that India has a top position in the global IT services sector, maintaining high standards of delivery is an expected norm. The IT sector believes that healthy working environment has a significant impact on business competitiveness. Clean India Journal visits the Bangalore campuses of India’s IT giants Wipro and Infosys and speaks to the facility heads to understand the systems put in place to keep the offices and premises clean. While Wipro has outsourced the maintenance to Facility Management companies – JLL, Sodexo and CBRE, Infosys prefers to get the job done with a combination of inhouse and outsourced resources. Read More »