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Tshwane’s plans for a waste management revamp

South Africa’s waste management approach faces numerous challenges, particularly as environmentalists call for traditional waste processing measures to be done away with. Limited resources, population growth and poor infrastructure are increasingly...

A turning point in plastics recycling

All eyes are currently on Switzerland, where members of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) are considering a Norwegian proposal to add plastic to a list of wastes governed by the Convention that will see tighter...
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Waging war on plastic is not the answer

Plastics SA has taken a bold stance in the midst of worldwide calls to ban and reduce plastics: waging war on plastic is not the answer. Instead, the time has come to start waging war on plastic pollution, says Anton Hanekom, executive director of...

Express your love in an eco-friendly way – IWMSA

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is urging South Africans to express their love in an eco-friendly way this Valentine’s day by getting creative through upcycling. “This Valentine’s Day we’d like to encourage consumers to...

Cape Town clamps down on illegal dumping

The City of Cape Town is ramping up its efforts to curb illegal dumping with executive mayor Dan Plato calling on law enforcement officials to be extra vigilant with those suspected of carrying out the practice. This comes after the City’s law...