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Edible food packaging could reduce waste

A scientist has found a way to reduce packaging waste that creates millions of tonnes of landfill every year: eat the packaging. David Edwards, whose work encompasses the arts and science and is at the core of a network of art and science labs in...

Even landfills don’t want fracking fluid waste

Two Kansas landfills near a fracking site have declined to take in the drilling fluid waste, citing a blanket ban on liquids that cannot be contained. Gale Rose from The Pratt Tribune in Pratt, KS writes the Pratt County landfill rejected an...

Coca-Cola and SodaStream in environmental debacle

A legal battle is ensuing between The Coca-Cola Company and SodaStream after Coca-Cola in South Africa issued a cease-and-desist letter in relation to SodaStream’s global ‘The Cage’ campaign. The Cage is – just that – a giant cage, filled with used...

Geosynthetics presentation wins SAIBD accreditation

Kaytech Engineered Fabrics is pleased to announce that the South African Institute of Building Design (SAIBD), has validated their Filtration and Drainage with Geosynthetics presentation for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. This...

Increased costs for municipal waste treatment

A new, far-reaching report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world predicts a sharp rise in the amount of waste generated by urban residents between now and 2025. The report estimates the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) will...

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...

West Rand landfill pickers given the boot

Thousands of destitute people living on a Gauteng dump are being left by the provincial government to fend for themselves. This comes as the provincial department of local government and housing are refusing help to the residents on the landfill...