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SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

#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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

SOUTH AFRICA

Investing in a circular water economy in SA
Investing in a circular water economy in SA

The UN World Water Development Report: Wastewater, the Untapped Resource indicates that for decades, people have been using fresh water faster than nature can replace it...

By Hermann Erdman 24 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Recycling projects that inspire innovation
Recycling projects that inspire innovation

Responsible business and sustainability are not necessarily terms that inspire excitement – but they should. By thinking outside the box, companies are using increasingly innovative approaches to get involved in recycling and become a part of the circular economy...

By Nathan Nayagar 23 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

A solution to economic growth? Try circular economies
A solution to economic growth? Try circular economies

SA has been rated as one of the worst-performing African countries in terms of entrepreneurship...

By Hermann Erdman 10 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Making extended producer responsibility sustainable
Making extended producer responsibility sustainable

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising costs of product manufacturing - particularly the costs associated with the end-of-life disposal of these products...

By Hermann Erdman 16 Aug 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Lack of water a cause for concern
Lack of water a cause for concern

Water is the most important shared resource across all supply chains, yet wastewater is the largest untapped waste category we have globally...

By Hermann Erdman 7 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander
#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander

As Youth Month draws to a close, we interview activist and entrepreneur Zaid Philander on his social enterprise I Scream & Red...

By Sindy Peters 28 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Entrepreneurs will be key custodians in transition to a circular economy
Entrepreneurs will be key custodians in transition to a circular economy

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) brings together the world's business, economic and political leaders in Davos to discuss the challenges and future of the world economy. The theme for this year was Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

By Hermann Erdman 8 Feb 2016

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