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Successful Joburg recycling pilot programme set to expand
Successful Joburg recycling pilot programme set to expandArticle

Kickstarted in Auckland Park and Brixton, data from a Joburg-based recycling pilot programme has shown increases in the city's recycling rates, the number of households actively recycling...

24 Jun 2020

Africa, waste and the butterfly effect
Africa, waste and the butterfly effectArticle

In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

Adwoa Coleman 4 Jun 2020

SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge
SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation ChallengeArticle

The 12 winners of the inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge include South Africa's Use-It, an organisation that teaches young people how to manufacture innovative products out of waste...

29 May 2020

Evalution Flooring, R4AWM partner in creating eco-bricks
Evalution Flooring, R4AWM partner in creating eco-bricksArticle

Evalution Flooring, in partnership with Recycle 4 Africa Waste Management (R4AWM), has launched the first phase of its sustainability project with the aim of enabling zero waste in the luxury vinyl flooring arena...

29 Apr 2020

Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling Day
Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling DayArticle

Recycling is a vital part of the circular economy. It provides material input back into our market and minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill. With this twofold benefit, recycled material has quickly earned the title of the world's 'seventh resource' beside water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals...

12 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation
#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovationArticle

The South African waste management industry is constantly developing and can be counted as one that is most efficient within the African continent...

Kate Stubbs 8 Jan 2020

Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposal
Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposalArticle

Recently implemented local legislation has banned all liquid waste from landfill - signalling a massive shift in South African waste legislation and placing significant importance on the effective management of such waste by waste producers and the waste industry alike...

27 Aug 2019

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in GautengArticle

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SAArticle

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

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announcedArticle

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

How shortcuts in waste disposal add to SA's environmental challenges
How shortcuts in waste disposal add to SA's environmental challengesArticle

While many developed countries operate within a regenerative system called a 'circular economy', South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste...

31 Jan 2018

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in AfricaArticle

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

Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management
Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste managementArticle

A growing global trend has been observed of businesses beginning to incorporate the handling and disposal of waste into their core sustainability values...

Jennifer Couperthwaite 25 Jul 2017

WasteCon 2016 to focus on changing face of waste management
WasteCon 2016 to focus on changing face of waste managementArticle

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) will be hosting its 23rd biennial WasteCon conference and exhibition from 17-21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg...

28 Jan 2016

Mathe Group a successful recycler of waste tyres
Mathe Group a successful recycler of waste tyresArticle

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) recognises the importance of entrepreneurship as an economic driver and poverty eradicator...

25 Jan 2016

Waste industry faces many challenges
Waste industry faces many challengesArticle

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) reminds individuals and corporates dealing with waste on a daily basis, to be at the forefront of waste management issues and regulation...

13 Feb 2015

Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'
Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'Article

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says young South Africans must make the most of the opportunities government has offered them and must take personal control of improving their lives

17 Oct 2014

Experts in waste management to attend WasteCon2014
Experts in waste management to attend WasteCon2014Article

Municipalities and businesses are urged to attend the biennial waste management conference, WasteCon2014, taking place from 6-10 October 2014 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West in the Western Cape.

11 Aug 2014

SA, Japan share knowledge on waste management
SA, Japan share knowledge on waste managementArticle

Japan and South Africa recently shared their knowledge and experience at a Sustainable Waste Management Seminar hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT) and endorsed by the Institute of Waste Management of South Africa (IWMSA).

17 Dec 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

Tedcor launches Community Contractor of the Year AwardsArticle

Tedcor trains and develops people to become entrepreneurs in the area of sustainable waste management services in South Africa's poorest areas. To recognise the very best of these entrepreneurs, the company launched the Community Contractor of the Year Awards in 2010, with the 2013 nationwide awards launching in the Royal Bafokeng region outside Rustenburg.

5 Jun 2013

Minimising waste is everyone's responsibility - WasteCon2012
Minimising waste is everyone's responsibility - WasteCon2012Article

WasteCon2012, Southern Africa's largest and most comprehensive waste management conference has successfully opened at the East London International Convention Centre to a just over 500 delegates and 100 exhibitors. It is hoped that ideas, knowledge and expertise will be shared on all levels of society to effectively and efficiently minimise the growing waste situation in South Africa. Wrestling with waste is not something that can be done in isolation.

17 Oct 2012

Red Cherry goes greenNew account

19 Oct 2007

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