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Plastics SA in the spotlight on World Oceans Day

The eyes of the world will be focused on the health of our oceans when World Oceans Day is celebrated on Friday, 8 June. Since it was first introduced in 1992, nations around the globe participated in the planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean...

Contribute towards a green economy, says IWMSA

In keeping with the spirit of World Environment Week, encompassing World Environment Day on 5 June 2012, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) supports all endeavours, both personal and commercial, to observe this year’s...

Committed together to Water, a Source of Life

Degrémont is a world specialist in water treatment plants and makes an important contribution towards sustainable development. The company’s South African operations are headed up by deputy managing director, Dumi Luthuli. According to Luthuli,...

The latest in eco-friendly water meter technology

In a move away from high carbon-footprint brass manufacture, the body of the Sensus 220C meter is made of ultra-strong composite engineering polymer, and is half the weight of a brass-bodied meter of the same size. This means a major saving on...

Town struggles to meet environmental requirements

The quality and safety of water aren’t affected just by major industrial pollutants or illegal dumping. Something as harmless-sounding as stormwater — the stuff that flows through streets and drains after it rains or the snow melts — can...

High-cost basin water plan is bad for all

The revised Proposed Basin Plan is the latest step in a policy process that began 20 years ago, when a cap was imposed to stop the unsustainable growth in extractions of water from the Murray-Darling Basin. Before the cap, the capacity of the...