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Veolia’s gas-to-energy project

Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy project (LFGTE) at the Veolia ES Hickory Meadows landfill, located in northeastern Wisconsin. The project is slated to commence operations in early summer 2011, and has the capacity ... Read More »

Eureka Forbes to acquire stake in Swiss firm

Textiles firm Forbes&Company Ltd said its subsidiary Eureka Forbes Ltd is going to acquire a minority shareholding of 25% in Swiss firm Lux International AG from its existing promoters. Lux is engaged in the business of making products for pure ... Read More »

Maintaining indoor air quality

Indoor air quality is a growing concern. Whether battling allergic reactions or fighting germs and viruses to prevent other illnesses, indoor air plays a significant role in people’s overall health. There are many common biological air contaminants that trigger asthma ... Read More »

Window cleaning at the world’s tallest building

The world’s tallest and arguably most impressive building, the Burj Khalifa Dubai has some unique requirements regarding cleaning and maintenance, notably to the windows. To date, the 23,000 glass panels that make up the Burj Khalifa’s exterior have only been ... Read More »

Beyond Housekeeping

Housekeeping is not only a source of livelihood for Rajendra Sonawane, a housekeeper with the Orchid, an ecotel hotel, but it has also become a way of life. Read More »

Water – Abuse or reuse?

Increased consumption and wastage are leading to depleting water levels. Are we at all concerned about our younger generation?, asks Prem C Jain, CMD, Spectral Services Consultants Pvt Ltd, New Delhi Read More »

Indian restaurant fined for poor hygiene

Owners of an Indian restaurant Chutney Joe in Chingford, the UK, have been fined £10,200 after inspectors found its standards of hygiene appalling. Inspectors found that cooked food items in the restaurant were exposed to contamination because they were stored ... Read More »

World Toilet Summit & Expo 2009

Singapore recently hosted a highly successful World Toilet Summit & Expo on the theme: ‘Creating the blueprint for a sustainable sanitation marketplace’. The three-day summit which had over 50 eminent speakers, also had an exhibition of the latest sanitation technology. ... Read More »

Will Chennai buses run on biogas?

With the shortage of fuel affecting the world adversely, Sweden has come up with an interesting invention – a train that runs on biogas. The train runs at a speed of 130km per hour and is the first-ever biogas powered ... Read More »

Railways to provide free safe drinking water

Here comes some good news for railway commuters who are fed up of doling out money to drink clean and safe water. Under a new scheme that would run under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, the Ministry of Railways will ... Read More »

Wardrobe-India expands its services

Wardrobe-India has entered into tie-ups with designer brands and mid-size hotels for co-brand promotion and outsourcing of specialised services. The chain of dry cleaning and laundry stores from Diamond Fabcare Pvt Ltd and Brown Gouge of Australia, intends to increase ... Read More »

India needs US$7.9b to build toilets

If the Indian government was to provide toilets for all the households that currently lack toilets in India, US$7.9 billion would be required. This fact was revealed in a study carried out by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Out of ... Read More »

New Zealand cleaning company in India

South Auckland Crest Commercial Cleaning franchise has taken a licence agreement, Crest Commercial Cleaning (India) Pvt Ltd, to operate in India. The company would be operating in about a dozen cities in India and employing 3000 people within the next ... Read More »

ISO 14001 certification for Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark Professional, which has introduced an Environment Management System (EMS) within its tissue mills, has achieved ISO 14001 certification at each of its European manufacturing sites. Energy use, air emission, fresh water consumption, waste water discharge and solid waste generation ... Read More »

Change of guard at RMCL

M K Vijayasankar has stepped down as Managing Director of Roots Multiclean Ltd after a 15-year long stint with the organisation. He is being succeeded by Sanjeev Baitmangalkar. Read More »

JohnsonDiversey cuts emissions

JohnsonDiversey, a member of the Climate Savers of WWF, has committed to reduce GHG emissions by 8% by 2013. Using the 2003 emissions as the baseline, JohnsonDiversey, since 2008, has substantially increased GHG reduction commitment to 25% from 8% within ... Read More »

Total Solutions-Dusters merger

In a market where big is increasingly better, the move by brothers Shamsher Puri and Jasmer Puri to merge their companies, Dusters Hospitality Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, and Total Solutions Facility Management Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, respectively, is aimed at consolidation ... Read More »