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Demolishing waste for good

South African mobile equipment supplier AfrEquip is introducing something new to the local market: a fast, simple and effective way for organisations to green their operations and save. Driven by requirements and local mandates such as green waste...

Wood waste hots up

A new type of wood pelleting machine has been developed by German plant making company Amandus Kahl to handle greater capacities and produce a more efficient product. Three years ago, a large US-based wood pelleting firm had Amandus Kahl present...

Turning waste into worth

In South Africa, it is estimated that we have millions of waste tyres lying in dumps and stockpiles, or scattered across the country in residential, industrial and rural areas. Almost 10 million waste tyres are added to this number every year....
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New landfill rewrites history

When it became apparent that a new landfi ll was on the cards for Rustenburg, the Rustenburg Local Municipality looked to Golder Associates Africa on how to best facilitate this. Andre Venter, divisional leader: Integrated Waste Solutions and...

Wired for waste

Christine Beukes, managing director of Oilkol, believes that, while technology is an important factor in building a sustainable future, respect for the environment is truly vital. Collecting, handling, disposing or treating waste has become a...
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Serving the recycling market

Maryke Foulds speaks to Cheri Scholtz of PETCO and Chris Els of Kaytech about ten years of recycling cooperation. Please give me some background on Kaytech and its involvement in the PET recycling industry Kaytech (originally Noel Hunt Geofabrics),...
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PPC goes from grey to green

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), an independent, non-profi t company that was formed in 2007 to lead the greening of South Africa’s built environment, has given PPC’s new headquarters a 4-star rating. Located in the middle of the...
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Technical innovations for the waste industry

In recent years, waste disposal has shifted its emphasis away from traditional disposal operations to evolve into an innovative and dynamic sector that serves as a reliable supplier of high-quality secondary raw materials to industry. Accordingly,...
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Radicalising sustainability

As I’m writing this, I’m at the Leshiba Wilderness, on top of the Soutpansberg Mountains in Limpopo, which forms part of the Vhembe Biosphere Reserve (VBR). With unparalleled biodiversity, extraordinary cultural heritage and strategically located...