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PETCO's 2019 recycling champs announced
PETCO's 2019 recycling champs announcedArticle

The PET Recycling Company (PETCO) recently unveiled its 2019 recycling champions - people and organisations making strides in sustainability at grassroots level across South Africa...

18 Jul 2019

Environmental activists celebrate court ruling against a proposed nuclear deal for South Africa. EPA/Nic Bothma
South Africa's nuclear research facility - Pelindaba - needs to be repurposedArticle

Located 33km west of South Africa's capital city Pretoria, the Pelindaba precinct has been home to South Africa's nuclear research corporation since the 1960s...

David Fig 17 Jul 2019

Mining activities in South Africa’s rural areas tend to occur at the expense of local communities and the environment. Shutterstock
How South Africa's rural communities are getting a raw deal from miningArticle

Some of the most profitable South African mines are situated in the areas of the country that are home to traditional communities and are governed in terms of customary law...

Llewellyn Leonard 15 Jul 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

Collective action needed in dealing with waste, water and food security
Collective action needed in dealing with waste, water and food securityArticle

Experts at the co-located IFAT Africa, food & drink technology (fdt) Africa, and analytica Lab Africa in Midrand this week called for urgent collective action from civil society, industry and the public sector in addressing waste and food and water security challenges...

11 Jul 2019

Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership
Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membershipArticle

Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Jul 2019

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

Bernhard Githundi, a patient at Hornlee Clinic in Knysna gets his medication delivered from the Chronic Dispensary Unit.
WCGH's innovative solution to chronic medicine dispensingArticle

The Western Cape Government Health (WCGH) Chronic Dispensary Unit (CDU) in Parow, Cape has been upgraded with a bespoke automated chronic medicine dispensing, sorting and parcel assembly line...

1 Jul 2019

Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programme
Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programmeArticle

Distell, in partnership with waste beneficiation and implementation partner, Separation at Source (S@S), launched GreenUp, a recycling programme based in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, during the recent ninth annual Sustainability Week...

1 Jul 2019

African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilience
African cities unite in Tshwane to promote climate resilienceArticle

Hosted by the City of Tshwane, the 5th annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently under way...

25 Jun 2019

CoCT opens state-of-the-art alternative human waste management facility
CoCT opens state-of-the-art alternative human waste management facilityArticle

Earlier this week, the City of Cape Town opened its new fully automated Faecal Sludge Management Facility...

21 Jun 2019

Cannes Lions 2019 Experience Grand Prix winners - 'Microsoft XBox: Changing the Game' under Brand Experience & Activations; Doconomy's 'Do Black - The Carbon Limit Credit Card' under Creative eCommerce...
#CannesLions2019: Experience Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 20 June with the 2019 Cannes Brand Experience & Activation and Creative e-Commerce winners announced during the Experience track award ceremony...

19 Jun 2019

The #Cannes Lions 2019 Health & Wellness and Pharma Grand Prix winners: McCann Tel Aviv, Craft London and UM Tel Aviv, for IKEA 'ThisAbles' and McCann Health Shanghai, for GSK GlaxoSmithKline's 'Breath of Life' respectively.
#CannesLions2019: Health & Wellness and Pharma Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June, with the 2019 Cannes Health & Wellness and Pharma Lions announced during the Health award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic development
Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic developmentArticle

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060, with Africa expected to experience just as much exponential growth (2.5 billion by 2050), which will represent about 26% of the world's total population.

Kate Stubbs 13 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winnersArticle

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recycling
SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recyclingArticle

According to PETCO chief executive officer Cheri Scholtz, an average of 6.2 million PET plastic bottles were collected for recycling across South Africa every day last year...

5 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

SCA upholds ruling against Interwaste
SCA upholds ruling against InterwasteArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal in the matter involving the validity of a Compliance Notice issued to Interwaste...

3 Jun 2019

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World Environment Day: Table Mountain Cableway targets 80% recycling by 2021Article

Ahead of World Environment Day on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, Table Mountain Cableway has announced its goal to increase waste recycling from the current level of 55% to 80% by 2021...

30 May 2019

Recycling: poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports - this could make the system fairer
Recycling: poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports - this could make the system fairerArticle

The world generated 242 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2016 - a figure that's expected to grow by 70% in the next 30 years...

Jen Allan 27 May 2019

Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 22 May 2019

Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre
Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation CentreArticle

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US...

22 May 2019

Pictured are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of South Africa’s Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped up two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
All the 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winnersArticle

The 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners were handed out following on the annual African Public Relations Association (AFPRA) conference in Kigali, Rwanda, last week...

20 May 2019

The energy sector needs tech innovation
The energy sector needs tech innovationArticle

South Africa is currently experiencing an energy crisis that requires the public and private sectors, along with households to work together...

14 May 2019

The eco-warriors of the oil business
The eco-warriors of the oil businessArticle

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs...

13 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announced
2019 Eco-Logic Awards finalists announcedArticle

The finalists in the eighth annual Eco-Logic Awards, presented by The Enviropaedia, have been announced with the awards to be presented on 5 June, World Environment Day...

9 May 2019

New report: Lack of water in health facilities puts patients at risk
New report: Lack of water in health facilities puts patients at riskArticle

A new report, released in April by the Unicef-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme, reveals 51% of healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa do not have a clean source of water on site...

9 May 2019

IWMSA welcomes arrest of 9 individuals for waste tender fraud
IWMSA welcomes arrest of 9 individuals for waste tender fraudArticle

Nine individuals, including two eThekwini municipal officials, were recently arrested for their involvement in waste tender fraud totalling R208m...

6 May 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

Meet the finalists for the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards
Meet the finalists for the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development AwardsArticle

The finalists of the second annual Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards have been announced. The awards recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa...

24 Apr 2019

Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?
Opportunity to regularise pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?Article

On 5 April 2019, the Minister of Environmental Affairs gave notice of her intention to require any person who lawfully conducted a hazardous waste management activity on 1 July 2009 to apply for a waste management licence...

Paula-Ann Novotny 18 Apr 2019

A woman receiving an oral cholera vaccine in Beira, Mozambique. Celeste Mac-Arthur
Cyclone Idai is over - but its health effects will be felt for a long timeArticle

People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai...

Kerrigan McCarthy & Lucille Blumberg 15 Apr 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

Why more retailers are going green
Why more retailers are going greenArticle

Every week, around the world, an area of floor space the size of Paris is constructed. With building and construction comes harmful emissions that remain with us for decades...

Iggy Sathekge 3 Apr 2019

Mark Eddo, Yonov Agah, Paul Holthus and David Luke at ABEF2018.
Tunis to host 2019 Africa Blue Economy ForumArticle

Capital city of Tunisia, Tunis, will host the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) set for 25-26 June this year...

1 Apr 2019

Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovationArticle

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

20 Mar 2019

Green Book readies municipalities for climate change
Green Book readies municipalities for climate changeArticle

Municipalities across South Africa can now assess climate risks and growth pressures using an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool that was recently launched...

12 Mar 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

Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019
Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019Article

More than 20 industry leaders from the packaging, printing, and plastics industries will be sharing their insights into the latest developments and challenges over four days of free-to-attend seminars taking place during Propak Africa next month...

Issued by Propak 7 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certificationArticle

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 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

New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, Ethiopia
New water supply, waste management project launched in Welenchiti, EthiopiaArticle

A new model water supply, sanitation and waste management system was recently added to Ethiopia's water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in the town of Welenchiti, Oromia Region...

25 Feb 2019

Reconsidering South Africa's approach to waste pickers
Reconsidering South Africa's approach to waste pickersArticle

Fistoz Notyawa, 28, is a waste picker who lives on a landfill in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape...

Lucas Nowicki 22 Feb 2019

Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?
Can waste-to-energy offer an OPEX reprieve for mines?Article

Despite the large impact mines have on the environment, mining is a significant contributor to the local economy from both a financial and employment perspective...

Jason McNeil 12 Feb 2019

Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovationArticle

On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance...

Sylvie Albert 11 Feb 2019

Plastic in the oceans is not the fault of the global south
Plastic in the oceans is not the fault of the global southArticle

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem but what is the solution?

Alisa Greenwood-Nguyen and Robin J. Roth 1 Feb 2019

Trends driving on-pack promotions
Trends driving on-pack promotionsArticle

In October 2018, Mintel revealed six key consumer trends that will impact global markets in in 2019 and beyond...

Issued by Pyrotec 30 Jan 2019

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