Sealed Air Corporation, maker of Bubble Wrap and Jiffy bags, and, global cleaning and sanitization product giant, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sealed Air will acquire Diversey, in a transaction valued at $4.3 billion. The transaction will be completed in 2011 and it is expected to be accretive
Italy based Nettuno Srl, leading manufacturers of professional hand cleaning solutions, has taken a major lead in the “Skincare” range of products winning important markets segments both locally and outside Europe. Having completed 40 years in the business, Nettuno has established a strong hold in the southern European market and is now expanding into the
The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched an updated edition of drinking water guidelines on July 4 to push water suppliers to systematically manage the potential risk of contaminants entering water, from the catchment to the consumer. Launched at the Singapore International Water Week (http://www.who.int/en/ and http://www.siww.com.sg/), they can help governments strengthen their management of drinking
Bedbugs have an inseparable connection with humans. Even though extensive use of pesticides like DDT eliminated the bugs from human life in the 1940s, they managed to resurface again. But, why? Have they gone immune to pesticides?
In order to strengthen the sewerage system of the city, the Kochi Corporation is planning to set up a new sewerage treatment plant at Brahmapuram. The new plant would solve the issue of unscientific disposal of septic waste which causes serious health and environmental hazards. The new plant will treat sewage of various divisions under
Under the Rajiv Awas Yojana for National Slum Free City Campaign; the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was recently allotted `250 crore to make Hyderabad city slum-free. The sanctioned amount would be spent on the physical and social infrastructural development of the slums. GHMC will also be providing temporary lighting systems and proper sanitation facilities.
If everything goes fine, Noida would soon have an integrated solid waste management plant. Noida authorities have already identified the location in Sector 123 and have invited RFP (Request for Proposal) from the interested parties. The plant is believed to treat around 300-500 metric tonnes of waste including the bio-medical and industrial waste. Anti-dengue month
According to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to institute the annual awards for those schools which have taken noteworthy steps towards betterment of the sanitation scenario. These schools would be eligible for the annual ‘National School Sanitation Awards.’ The awards will be given in categories
Beverage maker Coca-Cola India along with one of its bottlers, Moon Beverages signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a recycling outfit, Harit Recyclers Association, for rolling out a project for recycling The project, to be implemented in the Delhi NCR region, will collect, process and recycle waste in the region. The facility will be managed
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