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A multi-million rand colour spectrum

Nampak’s new state-of-the-art glass recycling facility that crushes, cleans and sorts glass according to colour, utilising equipment imported from Austria – forming part of the company’s overall commitment to increase recycling rates across all...

Live up to recycling

The month of September is dedicated to recycling. Although everyone should adopt recycling as part of their lifestyle, millions are still hesitant to adopt the change. In South Africa, 16 September is officially marked National Recycling Day...

African footprint for landfill gas: life beyond CDM?

LFG projects continue to hold their place in the carbon markets comprising 17% of CDM projects, but waste managers need to consider post Kyoto strategies for new projects. In 2009, the Carbon Market reached US$144 billion dollars, up from US$118...

Sugar cane in tyre production

“If we could switch the tyres on the world’s cars overnight to the best materials that are currently available, this alone would save up to 20 billion litres of fuel annually, reducing CO₂ emissions by 50 million metric tons a year.” Dr Axel...

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...