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Recycling now mandatory in Johannesburg

Recycling becoming a reality in Joburg

I am pleased to see the commitment that the City of Johannesburg has demonstrated with regards to recycling. During the course of this week, the City has taken a big step in the fight against pollution, through the introduction of a mandatory recycling plan for residents. (more…)

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Eco-Logic Awards 2018

The Eco-Logic Awards announces SA’s Eco-champion finalists

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EFBW pledges to improve PET recycling rates

SANBWA welcomes EFBW commitment to improve recycling rates

The South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) has welcomed the European Federation of Bottled Waters’ (EFBW) commitment to embracing the circular economy saying it will not only have a marked impact on recycling rates in Europe, it should inspire similar campaigns around the world. On May 15th the EFBW announced four industry-wide pledges aiming […]

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Nissan LEAF

All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year’

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. (more…)

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Fourways Cubs Pack member Harriet Dawes with Mike Page Director of Operations and Complex General Manager

Green tween and Montecasino team up to reduce plastic waste

For the love of dolphins, 10-year-old Harriet Dawes from Fourways set out to make a difference to the marine environment, and approached Montecasino to join ‘The Last Straw’ campaign, an initiative to eliminate the use of plastic straws due to their lasting damage to the environment, particularly to ocean life. (more…)

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Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development

Application period for Green Talents Award has now started

Sustainable development is fundamental to preserving our earth for present and future generations by finding a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the protection of the environment. These topics of global political relevance demand international research cooperation. With its high-class innovation and research centres, Germany supports great efforts in particular by intensifying international […]

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The Seedbeds of Transformation

Africa’s challenge to sustainability – the continent’s innovations to be showcased at major international conference in South Africa

A three-day conference, The Seedbeds of Transformation, will bring together innovators from research, government, industry, NGOs and the media to explore the tensions and opportunities around implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. The meeting will draw on experts from across the continent. (more…)

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bottled water industry

Don’t be fooled by fake news: 5 facts consumers should know about bottled water and the drought

Understandably, droughts have a major impact on a nation’s emotional as well as social, economic and political well-being. Equip yourself with the facts, rather than rely on urban legend or fake news. We asked environmental advisor, speaker and author, Dr Anthony Turton, five questions about the bottled water industry and the drought in the Western […]

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PET plastic bottles on an 18 m flatbed superlink truck sponsored by Woolworths

Bottled water puts pressure on Cape Town recycling

A couple of months ago when Day Zero looked like a harsh reality, Capetonians stocked up on bottled water. Now with Day Zero being pushed out to next year, all this bottled water is being consumed and the plastic bottles discarded creating above normal plastic waste. A high percentage of this plastic is being sent […]

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Waste Management

How to become a zero-waste household

According to GreenCape’s Waste Economy: Market Intelligence Report 2017, 65% of the waste (around 38 million tonnes) that South Africa creates is recyclable. That amounts to an estimated R17 billion/year worth of resources that could be redirected into the economy if 100% of these waste streams were recycled*. (more…)

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