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DEA drives emissions report

by Harmke Immink, director at carbon advisory firm Promethium Carbon Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and emission reductions from the South African economy have been collected and reported in various forms and for various purposes since 2000. The...

G8 Summit crucial for Africa’s sustainability

Four African leaders are participating in this year’s G8 summit at Camp David on 19 May in a discussion session on accelerating progress towards food security in Africa. The statement signed by the White House spokesperson Jay Carney indicated that...
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Breakthrough for SA’s medical waste industry

Shocking illegal disposal statistics calls for urgent paradigm shift Waste management in developing countries performs poorly and the disposal issues surrounding South Africa’s medical waste industry is no exception. The one reason why waste...

Medical and Chemical case study

Identifying opportunities for hazardous waste minimisation Waste minimisation is more important than recycling, in particular with regard to hazardous waste. The study below looks at a waste minimisation plan at the medical and chemical engineering...
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Sustainable waste mining in South Africa

The City of Cape Town currently disposes of approximately 2.5 million tons of general municipal waste per annum, and is looking ahead at integrating its waste management strategies. This includes the sustainability of mining of landfill waste....

Plant a seed, grow an idea

With South Africa as a gateway to Africa, corporate SA should generate a proactive view toward changing and growing the country. And upliftment through sustainability is an ideal way to start. South Africa, like most developing countries, is...