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Mobile Public Toilets

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in coordination with private builders will construct mobile toilets in different areas to prevent open defecation and improve the city’s sanitation. The department will be organizing meeting with private builders to install mobile toilets ... Read More »

Waste-free Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation will soon launch an information, education, communication (IEC) campaign in the city to spread awareness on solid waste management and urge citizens to do their bit in keeping the city clean. Activities including door-to-door awareness campaigns, public ... Read More »

Clean clothes with sunlight!

Analysts say self-cleaning clothes with nanoparticle coating could prove very popular in countries with humid climates. Efforts to create self-cleaning cotton fabrics are bearing fruit in China. Read More »

‘Clean Neighbourhood Campaign’

Puducherry Municipal Services Pvt Ltd (PMSPL), an integrated solid waste management service provider recently launched ‘Right to a Clean Neighbourhood’ campaign in Puducherry, Oulgaret Municipalities and Villianur and Ariankuppam Commune Panchayats under the Urban Agglomeration of Puducherry. The campaign is ... 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 »

Borax as ant killer

Borax is a natural cleaner that can kill ants and other insects by dehydrating them. Cleaning a home with borax, spreading the cleaner near entrances and crevices where ants enter, and baiting traps with a solution mixed with the cleaner ... Read More »

Ancient bed turned into bug repellent

A finding published in a Science journal reveals that a 77,000-year-old plant found in a cave in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province was being used as bug repellents more than 50,000 years back. Almost 80,000 years before humans began using ... Read More »

Stinky socks to trap mosquitoes!

What do mosquitoes like more than clean human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odour of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria. The Gates Foundation has announced that it would help ... Read More »

Ants as Pest

Ants are everywhere and occupy a great variety of habitats, with more than 12,000 known species worldwide. These creatures, are an important and indispensable part of our ecosystem. However, with growing anthropogenic activities, some of the ants have emerged as ... Read More »

Biowarfare in the Restroom

It’s with good reason that the most effective delivery method for biological warfare weapons is via aerosol suspensions: finely divided droplets or powders containing bacteria may be carried by air currents for long distances spreading their contamination as they are ... Read More »

Railways’ green initiatives

In a green initiative, the Railways are tapping a mix of technologies to ensure environment friendly discharge of the human waste from trains. It is planning to develop bio-toilets along with the DRDO. The bio toilets will use bacterial strains, ... Read More »

Campaign for ‘Clean India’

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, recently launched awareness and sensitisation campaign ‘Clean India’ which will be implemented from April 2012 as part of the 12th five year plan initiatives for tourism. The campaign seeks to bring together media, ... Read More »

Food safety workshop for Corporate Canteens

Equinox Laboratories recently conducted a food safety workshop in Mumbai for corporate canteens. Ashwin Bhadri, Director of Equinox Labs said, “The main focus of the workshop was ‘Hygiene’ – both at the personal level and at the workspace (kitchens). It ... Read More »

MMRDA’s e-waste plant

MMRDA is developing an integrated e-waste processing facility at Mankoli, Bhiwandi, on public-private partnership basis. The integrated e-waste processing facility will be developed on a four hectare plot along with a Level-3 facility to process and recover precious metals. The ... Read More »

New office for RMCL’s Chennai branch

The Chennai branch of Roots Multiclean has moved to a more spacious office at Defense Colony. The new office has a training hall, conference/ meetting room, separate pantry and dining area, separate space for storage of ride-on machines and spare ... Read More »

Rubbish saves man’s lift

Sometimes piles of uncollected rubbish can be worth their weight in gold, as the family and friends of 26-year-old Vangelis Icapatos discovered when a reportedly unhappy Vangelis tried to take his own life by leaping from his ninth floor West ... Read More »

Filthy suite for $500!

Imagine shelling out $500 for a night stay at a top five-star hotel in Melbourne and finding the luxury suite inhabitable due to unhygienic surroundings! A forensic audit using swab tests to identify bacteria in Melbourne’s seven top hotels has ... Read More »

A robot folds clothes!

Imagine a robot which folds clothes, fetches beer from the fridge and also plays pool! The robot begins its work with something easy, like folding towels, before graduating to more complicated tasks (like folding a skirt). This machine is able ... Read More »

Crematorium for dogs

In an unprecedented move in India, Chennai would soon have incinerator (crematorium) for dogs, bringing great relief to many dog owners in the city who live in apartments and find it difficult to bury the bodies of their pets. Most ... Read More »

Pest-free metro

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) promises to make the metro stations in the city pest-free. Stringent precautions are suggested and a high level of cleanliness has been planned to ensure that Namma Metro sets an example of the ... Read More »