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Africa hit by weak global environmental policies

In what looks like affirming allegations by Africa’s civil society, the fifth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) report released last Wednesday by the UN Environment Programme shows that only four out of possible 90 goals and objectives to...

Nigeria jumps on the green bandwagon

Kaduna State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources Zakariya Shamaki announced that the federal government has completed the construction of a plastic recycling plant in the state. Shamaki spoke at the ongoing ministerial press briefing...

Plastics SA in the spotlight on World Oceans Day

The eyes of the world will be focused on the health of our oceans when World Oceans Day is celebrated on Friday, 8 June. Since it was first introduced in 1992, nations around the globe participated in the planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean...

Contribute towards a green economy, says IWMSA

In keeping with the spirit of World Environment Week, encompassing World Environment Day on 5 June 2012, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) supports all endeavours, both personal and commercial, to observe this year’s...

Durban residents irate over sludge dumping

Dumping of sewage sludge near Phoenix outside Durban has caused air and water pollution while residents have complained about the bad smell. The sludge dumping takes place every day at the eThekwini Water and Sanitation purification plant which...

A pile of trash could win you R50 000

Who would have thought that a pile of trash could win you a share of R50 000 cash? But this is exactly what Collect-a-Can’s 2012 CAN Craze competition is making possible. Starting nationally on 01 June 2012, the competition encourages schools or...