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Africa hit by weak global environmental policies

In what looks like affirming allegations by Africa’s civil society, the fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) report released last Wednesday by the UN Environment Programme shows that only four out of possible 90 goals and objectives to...

Nigeria jumps on the green bandwagon

Kaduna State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Zakariya Shamaki announced that the federal government has completed the construction of a plastic recycling plant in the state. Shamaki spoke at the ongoing ministerial press briefing...

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...