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Packaging best practice

Industrial packaging is designed and manufactured to specifications for the different risk classes of industrial products to be safe and secure in transport and use worldwide; and collection, reprocess and reuse is global best practice. The...

Green-minded design and construction

“It’s good to see how the SA property industry can move to a more sustainable way of operating. The green features will improve the energy and environmental performance of the building, and will also ‘lock in’ superior long-term performance for...

The nexus between water, energy and food security

Global water, energy and food resources are under enormous pressure. Over the next few decades, increases in population and consumption, as well as rapid urbanisation will exacerbate this pressure. Historically, South Africa’s economic wealth and...

Eradicating excessive waste production

“We have at least eight years to go before we run out of landfill space in the City of Johannesburg.” Shadrack Kapiwa, Pikitup’s GM for Communications and Stakeholder Management City of Johannesburg’s solid waste management service provider and the...
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Plastics: Too valuable to waste

Plastics get the spotlight in this edition of RéSource. We take a look at the plastics recycling survey results and Plastics SA’s achievement at The Green Expo. Fulfilling its mandate of promoting the responsible and sustainable use of plastics as...

Recycling villages

An exciting recycling initiative was launched in the Katorus and Greater Alberton areas, which will initially be piloted by Monde School in Kathelong and will provide surrounding communities with the facilities to recycle. Adding sustainability to...

Renewable heating technology

Domestic space and water heating contributes to a significant amount of an average home’s CO₂ emissions, therefore reducing these is of paramount importance. In order to reduce CO₂ emissions, we need to seek new, more effective means of heating...

COP 17 and the Kyoto Protocol

The recent Conference of Parties, COP 17, meeting in Durban was its usual rollercoaster ride, ending with a surprise commitment by most of the 200 countries which took part to continue the Kyoto Protocol, along with a draft of other climate change...

Green washing or step in the right direction?

A petrochemicals group involved in affordable housing made from mining and manufacturing by-products, as well as an Eco Industrial Park in the hub of the Free State? Could the world’s largest maker of motor fuels from coal and one of South Africa’s...