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Pinelands North Primary takes up waste challenge

Trash-Collector™ has not allowed any grass to grow under its feet and has targeted schools in the Western Cape with donations of the bags to school children. Around 1 000 bags were handed to the Pinelands North Primary School just in time for the...

Diverting e-waste from landfill; Lexmark SA leads

Lexmark South Africa’s has a zero-to-landfill company policy. This includes reducing waste that goes to landfill as well as targeting a 100% recycling rate of the components of all printer cartridges sold. The company’s ‘Recycling Initiative for...

CoJ turns trash to treasure

At the start of October, Pikitup rolled out its second phase its Separation at Source Project to the Zondi serviced depot areas in Soweto. The project not only encourages residents to recycle their household refuse, which is ordinarily tossed away,...

Pushing the boundaries on plastics recycling

The Plastics Institute of South Africa (PISA) has announced the winners of the Student Design Competition, held in partnership with POLYCO (the industry association promoting the recycling of polyolefin plastics in South Africa), Plastics|SA,...

Plastics SA: Recycling growth and job creation

According to Plastics|SA’s third annual survey of the plastics recycling industry in South Africa, the recycling of plastics has demonstrated a year-on-year increase in the total tonnage being converted since the survey in 2009. In 2011 South...

Breakthrough in polystyrene recycling process

Polystyrene recycling is becoming a strong focus in South Africa and last week, we reported on an initiative in Pretoria East for kerbside collections of this waste, along with the Polystyrene Packaging Council. Now it seems that chemists in the...

Sports brand targets reduce, re-use, recycle

The PwC Global 500 report was recently released and the results of that research indicated that the Global 500 companies of the world were not implementing long-term carbon reduction programmes to the degree where the effects of climate change...

Polystyrene fever hits Pretoria

Polystyrene is an almost overlooked material when it comes to recycling and the Polystyrene Packaging Council of South Africa (PSPC) has made an urgent appeal to households and businesses in the Pretoria region to make sure that they are recycling...