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Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South Africa
Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South AfricaArticle

Samsung achieved a third successive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) level one contribution status...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 2 days ago

The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SA
The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SAArticle

In order to tackle South Africa's rising e-waste challenge, The Appliance Bank (TAB) has teamed up with the local chapter of the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme...

22 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of Averda
#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of AverdaArticle

Justice Tootla hopes to make a practical contribution to saving the environment for future generations by using technology to help organisations manage their waste responsibly...

Sindy Peters 8 Apr 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector
Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sectorArticle

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of Interwaste
#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of InterwasteArticle

While McNeil's introduction to the world of waste was, as he describes it, "purely coincidental", he has a love for the industry and all its facets that ultimately contribute to environmental sustainability.

Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade
Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the tradeArticle

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste managementArticle

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategy
2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategyArticle

Along with the Covid-19-related challenges, the waste sector has had to comply with fast-changing legislation...

26 Oct 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

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

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

New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design rating
New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design ratingArticle

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, known as OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4, are targeting a four-star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating...

17 Dec 2019

Samsung on a mission to identify and support black industrialists
Samsung on a mission to identify and support black industrialistsArticle

Working in partnership with the dti, Samsung aims to create substantial employment in the e-waste sector...

Issued by Samsung 13 Nov 2019

SA's paper recovery rate at 71.7%
SA's paper recovery rate at 71.7%Article

In 2018, South Africa recovered 1.285 million tonnes of recyclable paper products, putting the country's paper recovery rate at 71.7%...

20 Sep 2019

Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector
Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sectorArticle

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth...

Kate Stubbs 12 Jul 2019

Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sector
Complementing and offsetting energy opportunities for the South African water sectorArticle

The South African water sector is dependent on one source of electricity supply which makes it vulnerable to load shedding, shortage of supply and increasing steep tariffs...

Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 11 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: How waste is impacting our air
#WorldEnvironmentDay: How waste is impacting our airArticle

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that seven million people die each year from air pollution, where nine out of ten people breathe in polluted air each day...

5 Jun 2019

Green economy to grow SA economy
Green economy to grow SA economyArticle

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

UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-waste
UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-wasteArticle

Supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), seven UN entities have come together to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system...

25 Jan 2019

Research chairs on waste management appointed
Research chairs on waste management appointedArticle

Government has launched South Africa's first ever research chairs on waste management...

16 Aug 2018

#BizTrends2018: Innovation critical to the future of waste management in South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Innovation critical to the future of waste management in South AfricaArticle

South Africa is nowhere near the waste crisis that we are seeing in other developing/emerging economies, however, we are most definitely generating a massive amount of waste...

Jason McNeil 8 Jan 2018

Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps market
Factors igniting growth in centrifugal pumps marketArticle

According to Frost & Sullivan, water and wastewater end-user demand, power generation in emerging economies, and investment in modernising water and wastewater infrastructure are factors igniting pockets of growth in the global centrifugal pumps market...

31 Mar 2017

Averda acquires Solid Waste Technologies
Averda acquires Solid Waste TechnologiesArticle

Global waste management group Averda recently announced its acquisition of Solid Waste Technologies (SWT), a healthcare medical waste company with over 20 years' experience...

10 Feb 2017

SA fuel-from-waste producer lands big international contract
SA fuel-from-waste producer lands big international contractArticle

In February of this year, the country's first RDF plant was launched, and will now start supplying its fuel internationally...

2 Sep 2016

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

Input sought on draft carbon offset regulations
Input sought on draft carbon offset regulationsArticle

National Treasury on Monday, 20 June, published the draft regulations on the carbon offset in terms of the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment and further consultation...

21 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

Moving SA towards a restorative, circular waste economy
Moving SA towards a restorative, circular waste economyArticle

By incorporating circular economy principles, items that would generally be disposed of as waste can be reused multiple times...

10 May 2016

Mechanised vehicles to be handed over to e-waste collectors
Mechanised vehicles to be handed over to e-waste collectorsArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says the department will hand over more mechanised vehicles to registered e-waste collectors...

4 May 2016

Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense
Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic senseArticle

East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing cities, with the urban population increasing by 4.35% each year. ..

Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson 24 Mar 2016

Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for comment
Draft Carbon Tax Bill up for commentArticle

The Treasury has published the Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment by 15 December 2015...

Graeme Palmer 9 Dec 2015

E-waste sector a catalyst for socio-economic development
E-waste sector a catalyst for socio-economic developmentArticle

At the recent national consultative conference on electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) management, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa reaffirmed government's commitment to working with the waste sector in meeting its challenges.

18 Nov 2015

Waste management issues in spotlight at Landfill 2015
Waste management issues in spotlight at Landfill 2015Article

The Landfill 2015 Conference and Exhibition, hosted by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), the Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group (LAWTIG) and the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), took place on 15 and 16 September in Tulbagh in the Western Cape...

6 Oct 2015

Collective engagement needed to minimise impact of e-waste
Collective engagement needed to minimise impact of e-wasteArticle

A national consultative conference on electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) management was recently held at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Gauteng...

11 Sep 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

Investment in long-term approach towards waste management key to success
Investment in long-term approach towards waste management key to successArticle

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

'Garbage' we dump in landfills is worth billions
'Garbage' we dump in landfills is worth billionsArticle

South Africa is sitting on R25bn in unlocked investment in the waste sector...

26 Mar 2015

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

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

Tshwane reveals details to reduce carbon footprint
Tshwane reveals details to reduce carbon footprintArticle

The City of Tshwane recently hosted a Green Business Breakfast aimed at attaining support from the business sector in Tshwane to reach the city's vision of being a low-carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient city by 2055.

16 Jul 2014

Future of women in the waste management
Future of women in the waste managementArticle

The waste industry has long been perceived as a rather dirty business with low ethical standards. But it appears things are shifting and surprisingly, women are increasingly active in driving the change towards a more innovative, ethical and properly legislated industry.

8 Aug 2013

Deputy minister addresses waste management, water conservation
Deputy minister addresses waste management, water conservationArticle

Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi on Tuesday, 6 August 2013, led a roundtable discussion with mayors and municipal managers on waste management and water conservation issues at Emperor's Palace in Kempton Park.

7 Aug 2013

How ethical is health care waste in South Africa?
How ethical is health care waste in South Africa?Article

The issues around ethical behaviour and practice in the field of medical waste management and the consequences if such a code of ethics is not adhered to, are about to be tackled by experts in the field, at the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)'s Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011, to be held at Emperor's Palace, Johannesburg, 16 -17 May 2011.

14 Apr 2011

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