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Coal should be excluded from energy mix – groundWork

Government’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) will result in thousands of South Africans dying prematurely because of pollution from coal fired power stations. This is according to a written and oral submission from environmental justice organisation...
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Montreal Protocol proving effective

The Montreal Protocol is proving effective in combating ozone depletion and climate change. The ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, according...
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Sustainable solutions to emissions reduction

The November 2013 United Nations climate change conference identified human actions as the dominant cause of global warming and highlighted anurgent need to reduce carbon emissions by at least 4% per annum in order to stay within the global carbon...
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Considering home composting

The City of Cape Town has as of the first quarter of this year started rolling out Phase 2 of its home composting research project. “This is in line with ongoing investigations into waste minimisation as part of our commitment to being a caring...

Local paper recycling growing strong

Mpact Recycling reports that paper recycling has grown almost exponentially, with the volume of paper recovered for recycling in South Africa increasing by almost a third in the last ten years. At this rate, it can be around 63% by 2017. This,...