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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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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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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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Every drop of water counts for Pioneer Foods

The Western Cape has been declared a disaster area as South Africa experiences its worst drought in 30 years. With no relief in sight, what is certain is that the country’s access to one of life’s most precious resources cannot be taken for granted. (more…)

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Six new ferries launched for Ivory Coast

Cape Town shipbuilder, Nautic Africa, celebrated a significant project milestone to deliver 19 vessels to Abidjan in the Ivory Coast this month with the launch of six ferries for their client’s Presidential infrastructure project to help alleviate traffic congestion for the 4,7 million inhabitants of Abidjan. (more…)

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Farmers reel in wake of massive water cuts

Starting in July, more than 200 citrus, vegetable and dairy farms in the Gamtoos River Valley that rely on water from the Kouga Dam will have their annual water allocation for 2017/18 slashed by 60%, the Gamtoos Irrigation Board (GIB) has announced. (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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Dr Paula & Amarula Trust intensify elephant conservation in Africa through the “Name Them, Save Them” campaign.

Recently released statistics from the Great Elephant Census revealed that nearly a third of the continent’s Savannah elephants were wiped out between 2007 and 2014, predominantly due to ivory poaching. The three-year-long survey was the first conducted across the African continent and found that approximately 144 000 animals were lost over a seven-year period in 15 African countries, resulting […]

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Portia Morudi to keep the bees buzzing

In 2017, seven types of bees were added to the endangered species list – an alarming statistic considering that life on earth is greatly dependent on these creatures. Bees are responsible for the pollination of approximately 70 per cent of crops feeding up to 90 per cent of the world population. Bees are dying out and […]

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Entries now open for SAPRO’s 2017 Recycled Plastic Product Of The Year Awards

South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) is inviting entries to this year’s Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Awards. (more…)

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