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Nereda wastewater technology pioneer honoured

The individual largely responsible for developing the revolutionary Nereda® aerobic granular sludge wastewater treatment technology, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht from the University of Delft in The Netherlands, is to receive the Lee Kuan Yew Water...

Setting new standards in green transportation

A ground-breaking collaboration between IMPERIAL Logistics company North East Carriers (NEC) and client Lafarge culminated today in the launch of a new “tear drop” trailer that will set new standards for sustainable transportation in Africa. NEC MD...

Engineering as a driver of sustainable development

Representatives from Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) recently attended the 19th Group of African Member Associations (GAMA) Conference held in Livingstone at the Zambezi Sun adjoining the spectacular Victoria Falls. GAMA is the African...

Grass to gas: saving money and soil

Michigan, US, banned throwing away yard waste in neighborhood trash bins 17 years ago because of concerns about landfill space. Now, though, both Democrats and Republicans are trying to limit the ban to allow for the creation of alternative energy....

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...