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It’s time for the SAPRO Awards again

The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) has announced that entries are now open for its third annual Best Recycled Plastics Product of the Year Competition. According to SAPRO Chairman, Douglas Greig, the winners of the 2012...

Low-cost housing built from polystyrene

Two of South Africa’s most pressing needs, namely the need for sustainable, low-cost housing and the need to divert recyclable materials away from the country’s landfill sites which are rapidly approaching their fill capacity, have found an...

Recycling for cash

South Africa – recycling for cash: Creative entrepreneurs in South Africa are benefiting economically from recycling electronic waste by using it as raw materials for manufacturing. They’re also refurbishing computers and selling them as...

Plant a seed, grow an idea

With South Africa as a gateway to Africa, corporate SA should generate a proactive view toward changing and growing the country. And upliftment through sustainability is an ideal way to start. South Africa, like most developing countries, is...

Local carton recycling mill turns trash to cash

South Africans generate more than 12 million tons of household waste per annum. One portion of the waste that could see more recycling is carton, the paper-based packaging used to safely package food, milk and juices. Of the millions of tons of...

A multi-million rand colour spectrum

Nampak’s new state-of-the-art glass recycling facility that crushes, cleans and sorts glass according to colour, utilising equipment imported from Austria – forming part of the company’s overall commitment to increase recycling rates across all...

Live up to recycling

The month of September is dedicated to recycling. Although everyone should adopt recycling as part of their lifestyle, millions are still hesitant to adopt the change. In South Africa, 16 September is officially marked National Recycling Day...
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Plastics: Too valuable to waste

Plastics get the spotlight in this edition of RéSource. We take a look at the plastics recycling survey results and Plastics SA’s achievement at The Green Expo. Fulfilling its mandate of promoting the responsible and sustainable use of plastics as...

Recycling villages

An exciting recycling initiative was launched in the Katorus and Greater Alberton areas, which will initially be piloted by Monde School in Kathelong and will provide surrounding communities with the facilities to recycle. Adding sustainability to...