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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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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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