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V&A Waterfront marks World Environment Day at its first totally recycled commercial building.

Picture this: More than 460 homes running on clean energy year-round. Buildings saving enough energy to power 2,500 homes. A community saving 200,000 litres of water a day, enough to meet...

Cape Town getting closer to turning waste into wattage

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Members for Urban Waste Management and Energy visited the Coastal Park landfill Tuesday, 27 February 2024, to check the latest progress at the waste...

Transforming food waste into animal nutrition: how the Shoprite Group feeds 3 000 cattle...

BY converting 1 000 tons of food waste into animal feed over the past six months, the Shoprite Group is providing enough fodder for up to 3 000 cattle daily as...

Waste management companies urged to get their accreditation in the bag

In its commitment to fostering sustainable waste management practices, the City of Cape Town is urging all waste management companies operating in the city to apply for waste accreditation. With growing concern...

Greener manufacturing: Hikvision’s efforts to reduce carbon footprint

HIKVISION recognizes that it is important to adapt and evolve every aspect of our operations to move towards a greener footprint. That's why we are developing innovative products that are more...

WESSA partners with eWASA to ‘Transform Waste Management’ 

THE EPR Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) has announced its strategic partnership with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). WESSA is dedicated to advocating for sustainable solutions,...

Will EPR affect the role of waste pickers in South Africa?

AS South Africa continues to roll out compulsory Extended Producer Responsibility schemes in accordance with refined EPR regulations, the critical role of waste pickers cannot be overlooked or discarded. This is according...

Cape Town’s Urban Waste Management (UWM) Directorate on Waste Minimisation 

Why is it so important for me to sort the very small amount of waste I generate? What difference can I make on my own?  The ultimate aim of Cape Town’s Integrated...

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...

Waste management an economic-critical pillar to sustainable development

Kate Stubbs, Marketing Director at Interwaste AS a country, there is no doubt we are facing a magnitude of issues that border on human rights violation - challenges that have a long...

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We must protect SA’s groundwater

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