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Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste Congress
Cape Town to host 2024 World Waste CongressArticle

South Africa has been selected to host the 2024 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Annual Congress and General Assembly...

14 Sep 2020

Court ruling in water pollution case
Court ruling in water pollution caseArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplier
#DoBizZA: Evalution Flooring, SA's first GreenTag-certified LVT flooring supplierArticle

Eva Kaiser, founder of Evalution Flooring, is intent on paving the way for a sustainable decor industry in South Africa...

Sindy Peters 11 Sep 2020

Recycling tips for your business
Recycling tips for your businessArticle

We've got some great recycling tips for your business. Whether you're in the process of moving office or working from home, these tips are sure to help...

Issued by The Document Warehouse 11 Sep 2020

Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission established
Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission establishedArticle

Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission, at its ordinary meeting this week...

10 Sep 2020

GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certification
GBCSA awards Equator - the Belt Factory 5-star Green Star certificationArticle

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded Durban-based belt manufacturer Equator - the Belt Factory a five-star Green Star Certification for Existing Building Performance...

1 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Never lose sight of your dreams' - Kate Stubbs, Interwaste
#WomensMonth: 'Never lose sight of your dreams' - Kate Stubbs, InterwasteArticle

Kate Stubbs is the business development and marketing director at Interwaste. Like other kids growing up, her ambitions changed over time...

24 Aug 2020

Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report
Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development ReportArticle

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of Cathay Pacific's and its subsidiaries' approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance...

13 Aug 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2020 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the 2020 Eco-Logic Awards hosted by the Enviropaedia across 12 categories have been announced...

12 Aug 2020

A R1m reboot for small businesses: Nedbank Business Ignite announces Johannesburg winners
A R1m reboot for small businesses: Nedbank Business Ignite announces Johannesburg winnersArticle

Nedbank and talk radio station partners Talk Radio 702 and CapeTalk through Nedbank Business Ignite, will be supporting five businesses to thrive during the pandemic...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 11 Aug 2020

While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollution
While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollutionArticle

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in South Africa and across the world, vast quantities of plastic waste are also rising...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 29 Jul 2020

Understanding the critical role of waste management in large-scale demolitions
Understanding the critical role of waste management in large-scale demolitionsArticle

While detailed planning for new construction projects is fairly common, the same level of care is often not applied to the demolition phases, according to Kate Bester, contracts manager at Jet Demolition...

27 Jul 2020

Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratings
Reid Lifestyle Centre sets sights on Green Star, net-zero ratingsArticle

Having achieved six-star Green Star Public and Education Building (PEB) certification in May this year, Balwin Properties' Reid Lifestyle Centre is also targeting a Net-zero Carbon Level 2 rating...

22 Jul 2020

Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging products
Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging productsArticle

It is estimated that South Africa generates approximately 108 million tonnes of waste per year. As much as 90% of this waste (with an estimated value of more than R25.2 billion) is dumped or disposed of in landfill sites across the country, which are rapidly filling up and approaching closure...

Francois Joubert and Julia Rushton 21 Jul 2020

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Prioritising health and safety when using public transportArticle

The reality is that public transport is a high-risk environment because of the number of people in a confined space with limited ventilation. There is also little if any access control to identify potentially sick commuters as well as a variety of common surfaces to touch such as handrails and doorknobs...

20 Jul 2020

Johannesburg suburb donates "trikes" and uniforms to reclaimers
Johannesburg suburb donates "trikes" and uniforms to reclaimersArticle

About 20 reclaimers in Johannesburg will soon be carting their recyclable materials around with prototype "trikes"...

Zoë Postman 17 Jul 2020

South African study highlights growing number of landfill sites, and health risks
South African study highlights growing number of landfill sites, and health risksArticle

There has been considerable public attention in recent years on the role of waste in developing countries, in particular because they are often recipients of waste that originates in developed countries...

Andrew Tomita and Rob Slotow 10 Jul 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

Call for partnerships to address key urban challenges
Call for partnerships to address key urban challengesArticle

Connected Places Catapult invites South African organisations and UK SMEs to form partnerships to develop solutions to urban challenges in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini (Durban)...

25 Jun 2020

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

Ryan Collyer, acting CEO Rosatom Central and Southern Africa
Small modular reactors a feasible option for sub-Saharan AfricanArticle

While renewable sources of energy are dependent on weather conditions, nuclear power supply is consistently regular and reliable, and therefore attracting interest across Africa...

23 Jun 2020

Modise Sikhosana
#StartupStories: Breaking through invisible barriers in the mining spaceArticle

After years in the fast-paced world of IT, Modise Sikhosana decided he needed more stability, so he and his wife started Yonke Konke in 2015, which supplies road safety and traffic control equipment, tools and general industrial supplies to the mining and construction industries...

Nicci Botha 18 Jun 2020

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Environmentalist groups reminds minister of nuclear procurement proceduresArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) recently indicated that it will immediately be commencing with the procurement process for a 2500MW new nuclear power programme...

11 Jun 2020

Ebeth van Heerden
How to invest in things you believe inArticle

The Covid-19 induced short-term return to single-use plastic is just a blip, according to our sustainability experts, what the world needs is to urgently ramp up disclosure, ambition and action...

Ebeth van Heerden 11 Jun 2020

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status
Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion statusArticle

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 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

Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3
Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3Article

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3...

3 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

The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 world
The future of green buildings in a post-Covid-19 worldArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown has offered us an unexpected opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet, and the insurmountable evidence of climate change and its impact on our everyday life...

Brett Chrystal 11 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformation
#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformationArticle

While skills development and policymaking play a vital role in long term transformation efforts, youth entrepreneurship serves as a viable way to achieve tangible impact on a local, national and even continental scale...

Melissa Mbazo 30 Apr 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

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever
Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and UnileverArticle

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Waste collection essential during lockdown
Covid-19: Waste collection essential during lockdownArticle

As South Africans prepare to stay indoors for the next three weeks, waste generation at home is projected to increase...

26 Mar 2020

Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19
Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19Article

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA) defines an "emergency situation" as one that has arisen suddenly that poses an imminent and serious threat to the environment, human life or property, including a 'disaster' as defined in section 1 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (DMA)...

20 Mar 2020

Recycling project launches in Limpopo
Recycling project launches in LimpopoArticle

With the aim to reduce environmental waste and create much-needed jobs at the same time, a "separation at source" project is being rolled out in the towns of Thohoyandou and Sibasa in Limpopo's Thulamela Municipality...

16 Mar 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

On-site composting machine helps SA safari lodges combat food waste challenges
On-site composting machine helps SA safari lodges combat food waste challengesArticle

International guests becoming increasingly environmentally sensitive, on-site composting not only solve food waste challenges, it also demonstrates a lodge's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment...

25 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020Article

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launches
SA's first fully-integrated, mixed-income housing development launchesArticle

South Africa's first fully-integrated, mixed-income, mixed-use development, aimed at reversing apartheid spatial planning and located near Cape Town's CBD, has been launched for sale to the public...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Feb 2020

Ridding Africa of hazardous wastes - COP-3 Bamako Convention under way in Brazzaville
Ridding Africa of hazardous wastes - COP-3 Bamako Convention under way in BrazzavilleArticle

The Bamako Convention prohibits the import into Africa and the dumping or incineration into ocean and inland water of hazardous wastes...

13 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economyArticle

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival
Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable FestivalArticle

SA's first Biodegradable Festival will take place Saturday, 29 February, at De Waal Park in Cape Town...

6 Feb 2020

The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitality
The importance of environmental sustainability in tourism and hospitalityArticle

With sustainability being one of the most critical issues facing our world today, a green revolution within the tourism and hospitality industry is vital to ensuring the growth of these sectors into the future...

Brett Hendricks 4 Feb 2020

2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries
2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entriesArticle

The ninth annual Eco-Logic Awards will take place 5 June 2020 on World Environment Day. Hosted by The Enviropaedia, entries are now open...

3 Feb 2020

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge
4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challengeArticle

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

24 Jan 2020

Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollution
Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollutionArticle

Almost 2,500 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra. This is as a result of refuse being dumped and the environment being littered with polythene, bottles and drinking water sachets...

Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 23 Jan 2020

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by dateArticle

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan
SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management planArticle

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy announced late last year that she would be starting an entirely new process under Section 18 to develop an industry-managed waste management plan...

21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020Article

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

Sharmila Ragunanan 10 Jan 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

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