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Editor’s Page June 2018

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After the 2016 ISSA Interclean, Amsterdam, we wrote about how the trend of going digital had widely been accepted by the Cleaning industry and how it was going to change the way we clean. Returning from this year’s Interclean Show, our team has confirmed the dominance of digital application in all spheres of Cleaning. The connected technology enables one to remotely monitor the performance of cleaning machines & processes. The end user companies are also aware of the scope of support they can get from going digital in Facility Management.

While reporting on the new trends and innovative technology at the event, this issue of Clean India Journal highlights the fact that Indian cleaning equipment and products have really arrived on the international scene. Made in India products with international standards are able to stand up the global competition and are making an impact. Indian Companies like Roots Multiclean, Kibble Enterprises, K.C. Green Revolution have exhibited and the Indian presence was very much visible this year.

Clean India Journal, in yet another initiative, has made its global presence at the Press Conference called by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism in Colombo to announce the 3rd International Housekeepers’ Summit scheduled for July 4 & 5 at Shangri-La Hotel. Preparations to IHS2018, that is organised by the magazine, along with the i-Professional Housekeepers’ Association, Maldives Housekeeping Forum and nine other associations from different countries is in full swing. The winner of the Best Housekeeper of Asia award will be announced at the much-awaited Asian Housekeeping Awards presented by Asian Housekeepers Association on the evening of July 4. Do watch the latest news @ ihs2018.com and cleanindiajournal.com.

As this June issue is going to press, the world has already celebrated yet another environment day. India has had its own share of initiatives and activities. The main issue still remains is plastic waste and the resultant pollution. Plastic ban by many of the states has not been very successful and we are continuing the difficult battle.

On the positive side, the recent report on the transformation of the south Indian textile town Tiruppur where the Industrial waste water had contaminated the ground water. Today, the adverse impact of industrial pollution on the Orathupalayam dam, about 30km downstream from Tiruppur, appears to have been contained substantially. A majority of the 754 textile dyeing units, which had to be closed down for one-and-a-half years have since migrated to a system of zero liquid discharge (ZLD), under which over 90% of the treated waste gets recycled. The revival of the waterbodies was possible due to sustained campaign by the farmers and activists. For the implementation of plastic ban too we need a sustained effort.


Mangala Chandran

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