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New data shows how Petco drove the collection and recycling of post-consumer packaging last...

Newly released audited data reveals how South Africa’s longest-standing producer responsibility organisation (PRO), Petco, drove the collection and recycling of post-consumer packaging last year. Since 2004, the organisation has been administering the...

Coastal Park Material Recovery Facility construction project on track

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, visited the construction site of the planned Coastal Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Once operational, this facility will allow...

WtE: the solution that begs to be implemented

The destruction wrought by Covid-19 has also opened up the opportunity to deliver economic recovery through energy that is green, clean, resilient and inclusive. With this in mind, South Africa’s energy...

Ennerdale collapse: who is responsible for safety on landfill sites?

A recent collapse that claimed the life of a waste picker at the Ennerdale Landfill on 3 March 2023 begs a general review of safety and operational management at South Africa's...

Let’s support leading companies to eliminate ‘problematic, unnecessary plastics’

As many as 34.7 million problematic or unnecessary plastic items were diverted from landfills in a single year by an inspiring collaboration of leading local retailers and brands that belong to the innovative South...

What happened in organic waste management this year

Every year there seems to be more emphasis placed on addressing waste as a resource and creating a circular economy with different waste streams. With food and organic waste, it was...

It’s not too late to become organic waste compliant

Many businesses that produce organic waste are yet to submit their revised Integrated Waste Management Plans that detail how they will minimise and eventually eliminate organic waste that is sent to...

The Greater Tygerberg Partnership grapples with waste and unemployment in Bellville

By Staff Reporter THE Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP) has launched an extensive upliftment programme in its northern suburbs. In co-operation with the private sector, other NPOs, and the City of Cape Town,...

Checkers diverts 68 tons of unrecyclable material from landfill 

CHECKERS is the first South African retailer to replace its rotisserie chicken packaging with fully recyclable, responsibly sourced cardboard boxes. This will prevent 68 tons of non-recycled multi-layer laminated material from being landfilled every year.   This is part of Checker’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability as the...

International Day for Biological Diversity 2022

Better food and organic waste management will protect our biodiversity. WE need to conserve our biodiversity for our own benefit and the benefit of future generations. A healthy environment and rich biodiversity...

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City proposes modification of weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei to improve...

THE City of Cape Town proposes the redevelopment and upgrade of the weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei that are located within the False Bay...

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