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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...

A turning point in plastics recycling

All eyes are currently on Switzerland, where members of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) are considering a Norwegian proposal to add plastic to a list of wastes governed by the Convention that will see tighter...