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A simpler way to purify water

Scientists have devised a simple way to separate microscopic pollutants from water...

By Emile Uys 19 May 2017

Boxmore-PETCO venture drives recycling in Harrismith

Five local PET collectors in the Harrismith community have received waste recycling trolleys from the partnership of Boxmore Packaging and PETCO...

12 May 2017

Billions of rand being tossed by dumping waste in landfills

SA is throwing away about R148bn into a big hole every year by dumping almost 90% of its waste stream into municipal landfill dumps....

By Tony Carnie 5 May 2017

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics

A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable...

By Jamie Matroos 5 May 2017

Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' project

Two Polish students are challenging traditional methods of shoe production with their 3D-printed sneaker...

By Lindsay Samson 28 Apr 2017

The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

25 Apr 2017

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home...

By Hugh Tyrrell 24 Apr 2017

Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 24 Apr 2017

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

21 Apr 2017

Polyflor SA diverts more than four tonnes of vinyl floor from landfill

Since its launch at the end of 2016, Polyflor SA has recycled more than four tonnes of vinyl floor off-cuts...

20 Apr 2017

Footage reveals flood of sewage into Swartkops River

Drone footage taken late last week has revealed massive sewage spill pollution flowing from the Kelvin Jones Waste Water Treatment Plant into the heavily polluted Swartkops River...

By Estelle Ellis 19 Apr 2017

The need for skilled individuals in the tyre industry

The South African job market is becoming ever more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot...

By Nobuzwe Mangcu 18 Apr 2017

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not...

13 Apr 2017

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International

Introducing the Greenhouse In a Box

In recent years, global warming has lead to a rapidly changing climate in India, temperatures across the country have reached soaring highs, negatively affecting the crops of many farmers. In fact, farmer suicides in India reached over 8,000 in 2015 as a result of this. Now, a farming technology startup named Kheyti is hoping to remedy this with their Greenhouse in a Box (GIB).

16 May 2017

Ad awards prioritise humanity

Body language. Advertising in its simplest form is a brand's flirtation with a person. The way a brand makes a human feel will determine the relationship that follows between brand and consumer.

By Suhana Gordhan 11 May 2017

#OneShow2017: That South African One Show direct link

FCB Africa's creative director, Suhana Gordhan, shares exclusive insights into judging the One Show's direct marketing entries and how even this reflects the organisation's strong drive for better diversity across the industry.

By Leigh Andrews 5 May 2017

Ford evaluates viability of bamboo in vehicle interiors

Over the past several years, Ford has worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic.

4 May 2017

#WTMA17: When Just a Drop can make everything count

During the World Travel Market of 1998, Fiona Jeffery OBE, founded and launched Just a Drop, an initiative to help raise awareness on the importance of access to safe and sanitised water.

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2017

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