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Waste pickers remain key to recycling industry

Informal waste pickers recycle 90% of the recyclables collected from households in South Africa, possibly saving municipalities up to R750 million in landfill space every year. This is according to Professor Rinie Schenck, waste management...

Global plastic problem – is upcycling the answer?

Plastic production over the last half-century has mushroomed, from 15 million tonnes in the 1960s to a gobsmacking 311 million tonnes in 2014. It is estimated that 13 000 pieces of plastic litter can be found in every square kilometre of the ocean....

An alliance for IIoT

Companies are working on an open ecosystem for the digital transformation of industrial plants. Seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software recently announced the foundation of the Open Industry 4.0...