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Mike Page Director of Operations and Complex General Manager in the Montecasino Recycling Plant

Montecasino draws attention to the war on waste

With the first ever Global Recycling Day that was took place on 18 March 2018, Montecasino was heeding the call to improve waste management and increase the ratio of waste that is recycled or reused. With a new food waste system and efforts to raise awareness of the need to recycle and the availability of […]

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Mismanaged landfills and dumps present a number of risks to the environment

Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges

Unlike many developed countries around the globe that operate within a regenerative system called a “circular economy,” South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste. Pollution, global warming and resource scarcity have led to the rise of circular economies which focus on the repurposing and reuse of products that would typically be destined for landfills. […]

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John Turner and Phillip Strauss from the SHR and Ken Maggs, Head Ranger, Kruger National Park

Anti-poaching equipment to the value of R2,7 million donated to Sanparks

Saint-Gobain Gyproc, the world-renowned manufacturer and supplier of environmentally friendly gypsum-based plasters, ceiling and interior walling systems, such as Gyproc RhinoBoard and RhinoLite, shouldered the lion’s share of the sponsorship and donated R1 million to SANParks anti-rhino poaching campaign. Paul Louw, Saint-Gobain Gyproc Product Manager (Value Added Board Systems), stated that this R1 million donation […]

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Wasting no time in the race to clean up South Africa

As the world’s waste generation surges and landfill availability gets increasingly stretched, a number of South African companies are taking waste reduction to heart. (more…)

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Guide to Biodiversity in your garden

Pam Golding Properties – helping to increase the resource efficiency and biodiversity value of homes

The rolling power outages experienced in recent years coupled with the crippling drought – the effects of which are still evident in the critical water shortage in the Western Cape – have seen a growing number of consumers look to install and adopt a wide variety of energy and water saving devices. (more…)

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What is CFC in HVACR Industry?

In the HVAC industry, it is known that refrigerants are essential in any HVAC operation. Unfortunately, these refrigerants have a large impact on our environment. For decades, CFCs have already been known to deplete ozone and are also to blame for global warming. To be able to understand CFCs further, let’s start by learning what […]

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Architecture as a catalyst for environmental and water conservation

Environmental and Water conservation thesis wins a place for Kenneth Main in the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year finals

Although the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards are over, we felt it was worth highlighting this particular entry. (more…)

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Pivot towards battery technologies: Is South Africa ready for the waste implications?

Batteries are part of everyday life and are widely used in South Africa and across the world to operate common electrical and electronic devices.  Batteries power many everyday devices, including remote controls, cellular phones and laptops but, it is the upsurge of electric cars that has driven up demand in the recent past.  Batteries can […]

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Eskom invests in power plant engineering courses

Eskom commits to second phase funding of the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI)

Eskom has signed phase 2 of the Eskom Power Plant Engineering Institute (EPPEI) funding agreement, in collaboration with the Universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, North-West, Pretoria, KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch, in partnership with a further seven other universities. The signing ceremony was held on 19 July 2016 at the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 Conference. (more…)

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