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Waste pickers save the SA economy millions annually

According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in 2014 waste pickers saved the country between R310m and R750m in terms of landfill space. Working with waste is not an easy job. In...

The future of recycling isn’t what you think

The difference between a circular economy and a recycling economy, and why we should care Our dominant linear ‘take-make-consume-dispose’ economy is unsustainable. Dwindling natural resources and growing demand are inescapable:...

The waste industry is becoming an economic driver

According to the UN's projections for the period between 2015 and 2030, Johannesburg's population will grow from 9,3 million to 11,5 million and Cape Town's population from 3,6-million to 4,3-million, leading...

Reducing the impact of waste in the brick-making industry

South African brick entrepreneurs are always looking for energy-efficient firing methods in order to carry out their day-to-day activities. A solution needs to be developed, while also taking into consideration the...


We must protect SA’s groundwater

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager at Xylem Africa. THE borehole is a South African staple, accessing water from underground aquifers.  This is called groundwater,...


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