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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...

Local carton recycling mill turns trash to cash

South Africans generate more than 12 million tons of household waste per annum. One portion of the waste that could see more recycling is carton, the paper-based packaging used to safely package food, milk and juices. Of the millions of tons of...
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Machine fleet, operation and sanitary landfills

When it comes to mobile equipment operation in sanitary landfills, there are multiple choices in terms of machine types, sizes and options. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to landfill site managers in these critical choices, by...
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Less smoke, more mirrors

For African countries, solar power is the solution to coal-based electricity supply – but this is easier said than done! Where does Africa really stand on solar power, and is our current coal supply dwindling? A shocking estimate of 1.5 billion...

Development of coastal setback lines

An Overberg District case study The impacts of global climate change are mostly felt in coastal areas – the dynamic zones where oceanic and terrestrial forces meet. The coastline of South Africa has witnessed a marked increase in the intensity and...

Connecting the dots

Worldwide, leaders are waking up to the fact that climate change is real. But can the recent spurge of natural disasters and harsh weather conditions be used as evidence to plead this case? As the United States prepared for Christmas in 2010, its...