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The war against plastics

The local plastics industry is cleaning up the environment and removing plastic litter from rivers, streams, oceans and neighbourhoods this annual Clean-up and Recycle SA Week. Source:...

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...

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...

Waste pickers remain key to recycling industry

Informal waste pickers recycle 90% of the recyclables collected from households in South Africa, possibly saving municipalities up to R750 million in landfill space every year. This is according to Professor Rinie Schenck, waste management...