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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

Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation
Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generationArticle

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the 'buzz' again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face...

Kate Stubbs 29 Apr 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al Gore
#DesignIndaba2019: From algorithms to Al GoreArticle

In a world where many assume a font is accessed via a dropdown menu, it is a privilege to be exposed to real fontographers - those responsible for the actual creation of typefaces...

Terry Levin 28 Feb 2019

Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste
Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and wasteArticle

At the Polystyrene Association of South Africa's recent annual general meeting it unveiled plans to increase the collection and recycling rate of post-consumer polystyrene...

25 Feb 2019

Scientists are developing greener plastics - the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to market
Scientists are developing greener plastics - the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to marketArticle

Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of them...

Richard Gross 17 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

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trashArticle

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass...

21 Jul 2017

Can waste solve the waste problem?
Can waste solve the waste problem?Article

Who ever said ‘happily ever after' was just the stuff of fairytales? These days those words are written into the soles of Lionel Messi's cleats (or at least that's the idea)...

Tim Plenderleith 3 Feb 2017

To beat the 'throwaway' waste crisis, we must design loveable objects - that last
To beat the 'throwaway' waste crisis, we must design loveable objects - that lastArticle

We live in a world drowning in objects: households with a television in each room; kitchen cupboards stuffed with waffle makers, blenders and cappuccino whisks; drawers filled to bursting with pocket-sized devices powered by batteries - batteries which themselves take a thousand times more energy to make than they will ever provide...

Jonathan Chapman 14 Mar 2016

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