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Dr Andrew Muir  of Wilderness Foundation Africa, Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the Kwita Izina Ceremony

Volkswagen welcomes a new family member

A Mountain Gorilla is not what you would traditionally associate with Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) but when the Rwanda Development Board selected VWSA as a name giver for one of their newborn gorillas, VWSA gladly accepted. (more…)

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Sandton Central Management District

Step up and clean up!

Tapping into the inherent potential of people to be agents of change, Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Councillor Herman Mashaba, is facilitating the launch of a monthly volunteer campaign, largely focused on cleaning the city, but also going beyond this. (more…)

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Water tightness test being conducted on a clarifier

Aqua Services & Engineering installs two largest trickling filter sewage treatment plants in Namibia

Helao Nafidi, a municipality comprising of five urban towns within a radius of ca 15 km and with a total population of approximately 45,000, required two sewage treatment plants to upgrade and replace their existing oxidation ponds, which have become too small to handle the increased load required to service the majority of their erven […]

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Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka wins at International CSR Excellence Awards

Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, was presented with a gold medal in sustainability at the International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence awards and awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ for the third consecutive year at the International Spirits Challenge. (more…)

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Plastics SA stall at African Marine Waste Conference

African Marine Waste Conference highlights need for more collaboration, communication and a clear game plan for the plastics industry

The 2017 African Marine Waste Conference took place from the 9th to the 13th of July in Port Elizabeth, and was attended by approximately 200 delegates from 9 African states and a further 10 countries from other continents. (more…)

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plasticsSA Schools Competition 2017 entry form

Pupils stand a chance to win big in annual clean-up and recycle schools competition

Schools around the country stand a chance to once again win big prizes in Plastics|SA’s annual school competition, entitled “Let’s do it… Let’s Clean-Up South Africa!” (more…)

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Used juice and milk cartons now recyclable in South Africa

Juice and milk cartons have long been one of the contributors to waste in South Africa’s landfill sites.  In what is a major development for the South African paper and packaging recycling market, Mpact Recycling is pleased to announce that liquid cartons are now recyclable. (more…)

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Metpac- SA

Aluminium cans and metal packaging: MetPac-SA sets its sights high

MetPac-SA, the newly-formed producer responsibility organisation representing the steel, tinplate and aluminium packaging industries, has identified the increase in the recycling of metal packaging as one of its main objectives. (more…)

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Water pipes being layed for the Usuthu Water Purification Plant project 2

Usuthu Water Purification Plant expands for increased output

Zululand District Municipality is currently in the process of expanding its Usuthu Water Purification Plant to increase output by 20 mega-litres per day. Plasti-Tech Piping Systems, supplier of world class thermoplastic piping systems and related products to industry in southern and sub-Saharan Africa, has been commissioned to supply the expansion project with a range of […]

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Onsite remediation

Bioremediation is the answer to spillage risks in the petchem sector

Focusing on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils, Director Chris Cooper explains that gasoline and diesel range organic compounds can be degraded to levels below 100 parts per million using its products. In addition, volatile, semi-volatile, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons can be degraded to below 50 parts per billion. (more…)

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