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Global cities declare move towards zero waste

Twenty-three cities have pledged to cut waste sent to landfill and incineration by 50%. This will avoid disposal of at least 87 million tons of waste by 2030 on a path towards zero waste. By signing C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration,...

Minimising waste in the hospitality sector

The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors globally, which is proving to have a serious, negative impact on the environment. It is becoming increasingly essential that hotels and businesses have...
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Long-awaited IRP report released for comment

The draft updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) report has been released for public input following Cabinet approval. The adjusted plan will result in an installed capacity mix in year 2030 which consists of: 34 000 MW from coal (46%) 11 930...
environmental-protection

Eco-Logic Awards extends call to entry

The deadline for entries into the Eco-Logic Awards has been extended due to popular demand allowing even more of South Africa’s eco-champions to enter their ecological products, services, projects, and ambassadors. The deadline has been moved...
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LHDA to protect Lesotho’s cultural heritage

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed PSG Heritage Solutions to develop and implement a comprehensive Cultural Heritage Plan that will protect and manage Lesotho’s rich cultural heritage during the construction and...
DoE Ugu District offices

Education goes green in Ugu

The Ugu District Office of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education recently received a 4 Star Green Star SA Office Design v1.1 certification from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) further reiterating the public sector’s commitment...
Green procurement

Cape Town prioritises green procurement

The City of Cape Town has drafted a Green Procurement Action Plan with the aim of supporting and sustaining green industries and solutions in the city. The plan, which will appear before council for deliberation in 2018, will initially focus on...