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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

3 days ago

Mpact Plastics Pinetown goes greener
Mpact Plastics Pinetown goes greener

Mpact Plastics Pinetown has turned their focus to paper recycling for the good of the communities in which they operate...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 10 Oct 2017

Landfill 2017 to host leaders in waste and environmental management
Landfill 2017 to host leaders in waste and environmental management

Landfill 2017 is set to take place 18-20 October at Buffelsdraai Regional Landfill site in KwaZulu-Natal...

6 Oct 2017

Minister withdraws waste tyre management plan
Minister withdraws waste tyre management plan

Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa has withdrawn the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP), which was submitted by the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)...

4 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed
2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

No delay for PE waterfront plan
No delay for PE waterfront plan

The relocation of the manganese ore dump and fuel tank farm to Ngqura will not delay the impending development of phase one of the Port Elizabeth waterfront...

2 Oct 2017

CityTree: The oxygen-producing forest in miniature
CityTree: The oxygen-producing forest in miniature

This compact green wall cleanses the air of pollutants and acts as a sound barrier for congested urban areas...

By Emile Uys 27 Sep 2017

A person takes recyclable material to the drop-off waste site in Retreat visible on the left. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Retreat residents want city to dump rubbish site plan

Cape Town plans to greatly expand its drop-off facility for bulky waste and recyclables...

By Zoe Postman and Denise Patterson 26 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

Dual Mpact for Wadeville Plant
Dual Mpact for Wadeville Plant

Not only does nature begin to renew itself in September but it is also South Africa's annual clean-up and recycling month, which highlights the need for everyone to protect the environment and recycle their waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 20 Sep 2017

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FEDHASA calls on members to become innovative in saving water

With level five water restrictions officially in effect in the city of Cape Town, the Federal Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region has joined calls to become innovative when considering water usage cutbacks...

14 Sep 2017

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The Table Bay brings green consciousness to employees, educates on R&R

R&R - reuse and recycle - is at the top of Table Bay's waste management agenda and the hotel is currently running an extensive training programme to educate staff on "how".

13 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: The changing face of the waste management sector
#WomensMonth: The changing face of the waste management sector

The waste management sector has transformed substantially over the years with female representation on the rise...

30 Aug 2017

FredD via  - Fishermen on their traditional boats near Shimoni (Kenya)
What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Waste bosses appear over pong
Waste bosses appear over pong

Four senior managers at embattled waste management firm EnviroServ have been charged in their personal capacity over the odour emanating from the Shongweni landfill site outside Durban...

By Jeff Wicks 21 Aug 2017

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Wildlife and environmental management top priority at Tomjachu Bush Retreat

The Tomjachu Bush Retreat prides itself in the preservation and protection of the indigenous natural environment within its property. With an abundance of animal, bird and plant life, the retreats'...

18 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint
Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

Dutch artist reveals delicate beauty that can be found in garbage
Dutch artist reveals delicate beauty that can be found in garbage

Instead of a bombastic crusade, this project raises awareness of marine pollution in a gentle, considered style...

By Emile Uys 15 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy
Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Leaders in the local plastics and packaging industries participate in a panel discussion chaired by Douw Steyn, sustainability director at Plastics|SA.
Inaugural African Marine Waste Conference develops strategic plan to tackle marine litter

Attended by approximately 200 delegates from nine African states and a further 10 countries from other continents, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference recently took place in PE...

7 Aug 2017

Thousands of plastic bottles and other pieces of plastic litter line the coastline south of Durban after a recent storm – testimony to South Africa’s ranking among the top 20 worst marine plastic polluters in the world. Picture: Lisa Guastella
SA one of the worst culprits of marine plastic pollution

When marine scientist Dr Brent Newman visited Durban harbour recently, he was astonished to find not a single crab in a section of mangroves near the Bluff Yacht Club...

1 Aug 2017

Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100
Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100

Climate change is set to increase the amount of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution we breathe...

By Guang Zeng and Jason West 1 Aug 2017

Damelin joins Pretoria FM in the ‘Help Clean Our City' campaign
Damelin joins Pretoria FM in the ‘Help Clean Our City' campaign

Damelin Menlyn joined hands with Pretoria FM in their ‘Help Clean Our City' campaign aimed at creating environmental awareness and a healthier, cleaner community for all...

By Ashmika Chottu, Issued by Damelin 28 Jul 2017

Working together to keep oil away from the environment
Working together to keep oil away from the environment

There has been a fair amount of news about recycling in automotive-related industries. Most of it has been about the demise of Redisa, the tyre recycling agency. But what about waste oil?

28 Jul 2017

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Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday, 25 July...

27 Jul 2017

Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management
Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management

A growing global trend has been observed of businesses beginning to incorporate the handling and disposal of waste into their core sustainability values...

By Jennifer Couperthwaite 25 Jul 2017

Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work
Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work

There's been a great deal of contention and debate in Kenya over what should be used to replace plastic bags following the country's announcement that it's banning them...

By Leah Oyake-Ombis 24 Jul 2017

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Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy...

21 Jul 2017

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