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Waste

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...

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...