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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....

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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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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A touch of green

According to a case study spearheaded by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), if three million existing low-income houses were converted to ‘green’ homes, the electricity saving would be enough to power a city the size of Durban or...
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Canaries to Crows

Are we missing something? Where I live we used to have many Indian Mynah birds. These birds seemed to be territorial and they protected their areas. They also seemed to breed at an incredible rate and there were always lots of them. From what I...
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Adaptable reliability

Pictured: The Mercedes-Benz Atego Reliability, safety and environmental awareness, with excellent driving comfort, are but a few of the qualities that set the Mercedes-Benz Atego apart. The fuel-efficient and reliable Euro 3 compliant engines in...