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Clean up and recycle SA week has kicked off

The local plastics industry will once again demonstrate its commitment to cleaning up the environment and removing plastics litter from our rivers, streams, oceans and neighbourhoods with it’s annual Clean-up and Recycle SA Week. It is taking...

Tshwane’s plans for a waste management revamp

South Africa’s waste management approach faces numerous challenges, particularly as environmentalists call for traditional waste processing measures to be done away with. Limited resources, population growth and poor infrastructure are increasingly...

Cape Town river packed with plastic

Participants who took part in the 10th annual Peninsula Paddle were left stunned at the amount of plastic that is suffocating a section of the Black River. Each year the Peninsula Paddle brings together individuals from all over the Mother City....

Malawi court outlaws single-use plastic

Malawi’s paramount court has ruled in favour of a ban on plastic, upholding a 2015 government bar on producing, distributing and importing thin single-use plastics. This type of plastic is typically used in packaging and wrapping. In a...

Transforming waste into beautiful fashion pieces

A Port Elizabeth artist has created beautiful fashion pieces out of waste that he has collected from the ocean and land in the city. Luke Rudman created more than 190 high-end fashion plastic pieces and has caught the attention of Greenpeace...