Waste

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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...