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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 2 days ago

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

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass...

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Go and rot, you old bag
Go and rot, you old bag

South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without worrying about negative effects on the environment...

By Farren Collins 20 Jul 2017

Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa
Urban wastewater for food security: Averting the next health crisis in Africa

Wastewater is the one resource (unlike land, labour, or fresh water) that is continuously growing in volume and used to cultivate vegetables, grains, animal feed, and fish at a larger scale than we ever realised...

By Christopher A. Scott 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business
#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business

We have undergone the industrial age, the technology age, the people or talent age and now we're on the cusp of the green age...

By Tania Morgan-Weyer 17 Jul 2017

New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage
New rules sought to combat acid mine drainage

The government is looking for new ways to regulate the effects of mining activity on SA's scarce water resources..

By Khulekani Magubane 14 Jul 2017

SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles
SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles

SodaStream has launched a new video featuring Mayim Bialik and Kristian Nairn to emphasise the devastating effect of single-use plastic bottles...

12 Jul 2017

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#CSIMonth: No more plastics in the Seychelles

Following the ban, it may be impossible to find even a remnant of anything that relates to plastic plates, cups and cutlery in the Seychelles...

11 Jul 2017

Enterprises UP presents wastewater management and treatment short course
Enterprises UP presents wastewater management and treatment short course

Enterprises University of Pretoria's short courses on water quality management and effluent treatment challenge attendees to come up with innovations and designs that will assist in recycling wastewater...

By Marleny Arnoldi, Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Jul 2017

SAPRO to recognise local products manufactured using recycled materials
SAPRO to recognise local products manufactured using recycled materials

SAPRO looks to acknowledge local products that will grow the demand for post-consumer recyclate...

10 Jul 2017

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis
Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

By Anika Kozlowski 6 Jul 2017

Kenya should be focused on recycling, not banning plastic bags
Kenya should be focused on recycling, not banning plastic bags

Kenya recently announced a ban on one of the most common materials used in the country's packaging sector - plastic bags...

By Leah Oyake-Ombis 5 Jul 2017

How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa
How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa

As tourism is increasing, various African governments are gearing up for a greater footfall without causing a strain on their resources. They have been taking active steps to build a sustainable model of tourism...

By Stephen Marshal 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Polyflor SA recycling programme wins award
Polyflor SA recycling programme wins award

Polyflor SA recently received the Innovation in Recycling award at the Vinyls SA 2017 conference in recognition of its contribution to increasing the recycling of PVC in South Africa...

28 Jun 2017

Dave Hakkens upgrades his plastic project to version 3.0
Dave Hakkens upgrades his plastic project to version 3.0

The Design Indaba alumnus gives discarded plastic a second life with his plastic recycling project...

By Megan Moos 28 Jun 2017

A man sorting a sea of plastic bottles at one of the Wecycler hubs in Lagos, Nigeria. Most plastic litter from cities ends up in oceans. Photo: Panos/Joan Bardeletti
Plastics pose biggest threat to oceans

Oceans choking on millions of plastic water bottles, cups, straws and single use plastic bags...

By Zipporah Musau 27 Jun 2017

SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference
SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton...

23 Jun 2017

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