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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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Polystyrene Association

South Africans urged to recycle their polystyrene

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. (more…)

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SIKA sponsors SANCCOB’s new seabird hospital

Operating in Table View for 33 years and having treated nearly 100,000 seabirds, SANCCOB (Western Cape) was in desperate need of more modern facilities.  Over the years, it has become synonymous with conservation of the endangered African penguin and is a leader in seabird rehabilitation, chick-rearing, veterinary care, as well as contributing to ground-breaking research. […]

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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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Leaders in the local plastics and packaging industries participated in a panel discussion chaired by Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastics|SA

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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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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The Best Field Ranger division is one of the categories in the Rhino Conservation Awards

Rhino Conservation Awards 2017 nominations are open

Well over 7 000 rhino have been lost to the hands of poachers in Africa in the last decade and the continent continues to lose nearly three rhinos per day. The pressure on those who seek to protect and conserve Africa’s rhino has never been greater. In South Africa, while poaching is down in Kruger […]

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Rhino Conservation Awards ceremony

Rhino poaching war: combatants presented with awards, and winners announced

In a recent News24 report, Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, announced that 363 rhinos were poached in South Africa between January and April 2016. Molewa extended condolences to the family of Kruger National Park ranger, Enos Mabila, who was killed recently. She also paid tribute to SANParks ranger, Killers Ubisi, who was wounded while carrying […]

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Trees for life

Trees for life

Thanks to the vision and energy of Wildlands, funding from government, and support from BHP Billiton, the ‘Trees for Life’ project has been rolled out nationally. Good corporate backing, sound government support, a well-meaning environmentally savvy NGO in the middle, and a receptive community is the recipe for success. (more…)

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