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Giant trolley installation elevates conscious consumption at V&A Waterfront

When you visit the Waterfront, you're in for a big surprise! Suspended from the rafters, a trolley catches your eye. Five huge, colourful bags made from repurposed materials now tell a...

City’s Energy, Water and Waste (EWW) Forum accelerates efforts in organic waste diversion

The City of Cape Town's Energy, Water and Waste (EWW) Forum recently met with local businesses, to check-in around collaborative efforts in advancing resource efficiency, with a particular focus on the...

One of Cape Town’s two landfills only has four years of capacity left, warns...

By Larry Claasen The City of Cape Town says purchasing and developing a regional landfill site should be a “critical priority” as its Coastal Park site has only four years of remaining...

Food and catering businesses have a crucial role in addressing food waste

EACH year, South African farmers, retailers and consumers discard millions of tons of food products, contributing to more than 10 million tons of food going to waste. The South African GDP growth...

Separating wet waste from dry waste: A key to successful recycling

Do you know what happens to your waste after you've disposed of it? If not, you're not alone. The majority of people tend to toss everything into a single bin, a...

Using art and song to help tackle South Africa’s plastic waste crisis

A new collaboration aimed at changing behaviours through art, song, comedy and practical measures, has resulted in the successful diversion of seven tons of plastic waste from the environment in Mpumalanga. Researchers...

International Coastal Clean-Up Day – be there for SA!

PLASTICS SA’s annual Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week, which will take place this year from 11-16 September 2023, plays a pivotal role in promoting environmental sustainability and combating the waste crisis...

‘Money4glass’ initiative launched

ARDAGH Glass Packaging, South Africa (AGP), formally Consol Glass, has launched ‘money4glass’, an initiative that uses BanQu’s web-based technology to improve effectiveness within the company’s supply chain for recycled glass (cullet)...

SMMEs must apply for waste service provider accreditation

THE City of Cape Town's Urban Waste Management Directorate recently held an event at the Prince George Drive drop-off facility to encourage small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) that handle waste...

The changing face of recycling…. The role of circular economy thinking! 

Kate Stubbs, Marketing Director at Interwaste SUSTAINABILITY has become the watchword for South African corporates, as they grapple with both the public’s demand for environmentally friendly products and the demands of Environmental,...

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Cape Town has the ninth-worst traffic congestion in the world

By Larry Claasen The City of Cape Town will spend R444-million to relieve traffic congestion over the next three years. TRAFFIC congestion in Cape Town ranks...

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