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Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad idea
Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad ideaArticle

Like all cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital, has a waste management problem...

Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019
75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019Article

In 2019, over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and beverage bottles were recycled, injecting a significant amount of material back into the market...

12 Feb 2020

PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT Africa
PPPs and recycling challenges to be addressed at IFAT AfricaArticle

According to Alessandra Pardini, partner in the Projects Practice at Webber Wentzel, while public private partnerships (PPPs) are often viewed as the ideal approach to overcoming South African infrastructure challenges, they are not as simple to implement as many may think and could take years to bed down...

2 Jul 2019

Residential module built entirely from waste, recycled materials in Switzerland
Residential module built entirely from waste, recycled materials in SwitzerlandArticle

A residential module, fully constructed from reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials, has been opened in Dübendorf, Switzerland...

6 Mar 2019

Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish
Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fishArticle

Britain's Prince Charles said that plastic is now "on the menu" in the fish we eat and called for decisive action as he opened a conference Thursday, 5 October, on protecting the world's oceans...

6 Oct 2017

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims
Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claimsArticle

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

Young people encouraged to find opportunities from waste
Young people encouraged to find opportunities from wasteArticle

The waste sector has been identified as a critical sector which has the potential to contribute substantially to economic growth. Micro-collectors are key to the waste sector...

8 Aug 2016

Hermann Erdman
The future of recycling isn't what you thinkArticle

Our dominant linear 'take-make-consume-dispose' economy is unsustainable. Dwindling natural resources and growing demand are inescapable: it is only a matter of time - in some cases just decades - before certain resources will no longer be available as virgin commodities. ..

Hermann Erdman 9 Jun 2016

Innovation needed to coordinate waste
Innovation needed to coordinate wasteArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there is a need to explore practical solutions to coordinate waste management initiatives, primarily through technological innovation...

1 Jun 2016

Orange Farm's new depot moves recycling up a gear
Orange Farm's new depot moves recycling up a gearArticle

The City of Johannesburg's drive to promote recycling moved up a gear, when a R16m multipurpose Pikitup waste management depot was opened in Orange Farm, Region G...

29 Jul 2015

Waste has economic value - Molewa
Waste has economic value - MolewaArticle

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says government is waging a war on waste and prioritising contributing to the development and growth of the recycling economy...

18 May 2015

Government acknowledges seriousness of waste problem
Government acknowledges seriousness of waste problemArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa acknowledged that waste is a serious problem in South Africa, which adversely affects the integrity of the natural environment...

16 Mar 2015

Drastic steps to fight illegal dumping
Drastic steps to fight illegal dumpingArticle

City of Joburg Mayor Parks Tau and Pikitup have declared war on the owners of illegal dumping sites after a recent tour of the city.

16 Oct 2013

PETCO to host international colloquium
PETCO to host international colloquiumArticle

The European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisation (EPRO) will hold its first general meeting on African soil on 20 November 2013 in Cape Town and will be hosted by PETCO, the PET Recycling Company.

13 Aug 2013

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