Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission, at its ordinary meeting this week...
10 Sep 2020
Mining companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time...
Garyn Rapson & Paula-Ann Novotny 12 Nov 2019
On 4 September 2019, the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published the Draft National Norms and Standards for Organic Waste Composting under the National Environmental Management Act: Waste Act, 2008 (NEMWA) and National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) for comment...
16 Sep 2019
South Africans must look at waste from an economic perspective as the green economy of the waste sector has the potential to create jobs and empower small, medium and micro-sized enterprises...
11 Mar 2019
Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...
1 Mar 2019
Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.
Kate Stubbs 19 Sep 2018
G-Eco (Growthpoint Eco) is the latest green initiative from Growthpoint Properties, a pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost...
3 Nov 2017
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...
Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017
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
Addressing the growing public and private sector focus on pollution and waste technology, Reed Exhibitions has launched a new trade show, Pollution and Waste Technology Africa...
Issued by Reed Exhibitions 4 Nov 2016
Plastics are one of the most used materials in today's world because of its various properties, ranging from cost saving and light weighting to durability and longevity...
Delanie Bezuidenhout 20 Apr 2015
28 June 2013 saw the announcement of the winners of the Greenest Municipalities Competition (GMC) by deputy minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi. The awards ceremony took place at the Marianhill Landfill Site, Durban.
1 Jul 2013
The Joburg Waste Summit 2013, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 15 and 16 May 2013, aims to provide opportunities for the city to engage the waste industry and other stakeholders on its new waste management strategy. The summit revealed that some solutions to certain South African social and enironmental challenges may be closer to home than previously thought.
16 May 2013
South Africa aims to have all households in the country's large centres separating their own waste into recyclable and non-recyclable material by 2016.
9 Jan 2013
Enforcement of waste disposal management remains a big problem in South Africa, said Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoyce Mabudafhasi said on Monday.
19 Oct 2012
Often when one speaks of recycling, the first image that comes to mind is that of commonly recycled materials like beverage cans. According to Collect-a-Can, which has been in operation since 1993, beverage cans are the most recycled material in South Africa, with 70% of used cans recovered every year.
Cadine Pillay 31 Aug 2012
Sasol is to establish recycling areas at its forecourts, with the pilot starting in Gauteng at Sasol Ferndale and a national rollout over a period of 12-18 months thereafter. The project is in partnership with Petco, a company established with the specific objective of promoting and improving waste management and recycling.
16 Nov 2009