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Communities called to clean up SA coastlines

On Saturday, 15 September citizens from around the world will engage in a mass coastal cleanup to remove thousands of tons of waste from beaches and waterways as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Day initiative. In response to this the...
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Moving towards a waste free South Africa in September

September is National Clean-up Month and South Africans nationwide are joining the waste free movement to clean up beaches and rivers. In partnership with Plastics SA for Clean-up and Recycle Week (10 to 15 September), Coca-Cola’s bottling partners...

Tackling the organic waste crisis

With only six years of municipal landfill airspace left, the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are implementing programmes to reduce the volume of waste going to municipal landfills in order to avoid ‘Landfill Zero’. Johannesburg has already...

Minimising waste in the hospitality sector

The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors globally, which is proving to have a serious, negative impact on the environment. It is becoming increasingly essential that hotels and businesses have...
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Pikitup working to eradicate illegal dumping

Pikitup says it is pulling out all the stops to eradicate incidents of littering and illegal dumping.  In addition to its work on the City of Johannesburg’s A Re Sebetseng Campaign the waste management company is calling on residents to make use of...
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Working towards the cleanest City in the world

Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, is taking on the issue of solid waste in his City with the goal of making Johannesburg one of the cleanest cities not only in Africa, but in the world. Under the leadership of Mashaba,...