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Source: The Centre for Environmental Rights
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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

Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech
Solving SA's urgent challenges using cleantech

With the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in SA (GCIP-SA) now open for applications, we interviewed Gerswynn McKuur, national project manager of GCIP-SA, to get some insight on how clean technologies could address some of SA's most urgent challenges...

By Sindy Peters 13 Apr 2017

Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for business
Implications of new Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations for business

After being in draft format for nearly two years, the National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations were published by the minister of Environmental Affairs on 3 April 2017...

By Simon Clarke 13 Apr 2017

Zero-waste lifestyle expert Bea Johnson
Two Oceans Aquarium to host talk by zero waste expert

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town will in May host a talk by zero waste lifestyle expert Bea Johnson, who will be sharing her knowledge and know-how regarding a waste-free lifestyle...

13 Apr 2017

EnviroServ reined in over harmful gases
EnviroServ reined in over harmful gases

The Department of Environmental Affairs has suspended EnviroServ Waste Management's licence to accept, treat and dispose of waste at the Shongweni landfill site in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, because of the "catastrophic" situation there...

By Linda Ensor 10 Apr 2017

Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts
Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is rewarding schools around South Africa for their dedication to reducing our country's waste with its Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition...

6 Apr 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy project

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more...

5 Apr 2017

A landfill is no place for plastic bottles
A landfill is no place for plastic bottles

Because their usefulness extends well beyond their original purpose, and to bury them in earth is exceptionally wasteful...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2017

Phosphorus is vital for life on Earth - and we're running low
Phosphorus is vital for life on Earth - and we're running low

Scientists are warning that we are approaching “peak phosphorus”, the point at which demand begins to outstrip supply and intensive agriculture cannot continue to provide current yields...

By Vera Thoss 30 Mar 2017

New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management
New research vessel explores oceans for the sake of better marine resources management

"This new vessel allows us to improve research and activities where marine observations are extremely limited, and better understand the impacts of climate change on aquatic ecosystems and our oceans."

28 Mar 2017

P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water
P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water...

27 Mar 2017

Ulze van Wyk, MD of Africa e-Waste Solutions
CUT community learns more about e-waste

The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) recently hosted a public lecture on e-waste management to educate and inform its community on the best ways to dispose e-waste material and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment...

27 Mar 2017

Creating profit streams from waste could effect 0.5% increase in GDP
Creating profit streams from waste could effect 0.5% increase in GDP

According to a recent study by the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town, the economic impact of the introduction of resources back into the economy through waste stream management could increase GDP by up to 0.5%...

27 Mar 2017

ROSE Foundation announces new CEO
ROSE Foundation announces new CEO

Following the retirement of Raj Lochan, Bubele Nyiba has been appointed the new CEO of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment)...

27 Mar 2017

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Green chemistry is key to reducing waste and improving sustainablity

The development and evolution of the chemical industry is directly responsible for many of the technological advancements that have emerged since the late 19th century...

By Alex Bissember 27 Mar 2017

Ghazi Al Jabri via  - Use of treated wastewater for agriculture in Jordan
Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

"We need to use water in agriculture in a more efficient, productive, equitable and environmentally friendly way where quality is not compromised."

23 Mar 2017

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Illegal dumping sites turned into children's playgrounds

Durban and Port Elizabeth have found the answer to their illegal dumping woes - they are turning the dumps into playgrounds...

22 Mar 2017

Table Mountain Cableway
Table Mountain Cableway making every drop of water count

In light of National Water Week - 20 to 26 March 2017 - Table Mountain Cableway shares its water reducing measures to aid other businesses looking for ways to save water in drought-stricken Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Western Cape benefits from waste stream management
Western Cape benefits from waste stream management

Redisa is diverting waste tyres from landfills and cleaning the country of tyre waste, thanks to the independently-owned SMME transporter companies...

14 Mar 2017

Shongweni landfill court battle is put on hold
Shongweni landfill court battle is put on hold

A court bid to muzzle a UK man behind an online campaign to shut the controversial Shongweni landfill site remains in limbo, with argument over whether the Durban High Court has jurisdiction...

8 Mar 2017

Plastic fibres are causing major harm to South Africa's marine life
Plastic fibres are causing major harm to South Africa's marine life

Next time you take a stroll along your favourite isolated beach, far from any city, take a moment to look down at the high tide mark. You'll almost certainly see small plastic particles dotted along your route. ..

By Holly Nel 8 Mar 2017

NPA to charge EnviroServ over 'toxic fumes' at Shongweni landfill site
NPA to charge EnviroServ over 'toxic fumes' at Shongweni landfill site

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has said that it has decided to press charges against the waste disposal company EnviroServ for "emitting toxic fumes from its Shongweni landfill site"...

By Nce Mkhize 6 Mar 2017

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