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Tag: Recycling

Water re-use webinar participation exceeds expectations

THE CBN staged round table webinar on waste water reuse held on 1st September attracted more than 70% attendance from the 117 participants who registered for the event, exceeding the industry...

Polystyrene recycling increasing

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa increased by 19 % during 2019, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene. According to the latest plastics recycling figures for the year...

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier

by RMIT University (formerly known as Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Melbourne Technical College). SPONGE-like catalysts could transform biodiesel production and chemical manufacturing. Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used...

Recycling isn’t enough – the world’s plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world's lakes,...

South Africa kept 219 soccer pitches of paper out of landfill last year

In 2019, South Africa recovered 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products. Anele Sololo, general manager of RecyclePaperZA, the paper recycling association, says the country’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5%. These...

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New Cape Town initiative bolsters economic recovery

TO support local businesses across the board, from one-person SMMEs to corporates, a number of key public, private and NPO stakeholders are joining forces...

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