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Woolworths eco warriors

Woolworths pilots South Africa’s first in-store recycling vending machine

We are used to getting something out of a vending machine, but what about the chance to make a difference by depositing something we don’t want into one? (more…)

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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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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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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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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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Polyoak Packaging

Plastics|SA rolls out Operation Clean Sweep: Polyoak Packaging signs pledge to prevent pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by plastics leaders to reduce the amount of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately in the ocean, by signing a pledge to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics|SA’s Operation Clean Sweep. (more…)

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Dr Henrietta Salter

Summer rain can’t wash away business’s water crisis – Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Summer rains are not going to wash away South Africa’s water crisis and organisational planning to manage enduring water shortages and rising water costs has now become urgent. (more…)

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Saving the environment can be as simple as recycling

Our oceans are more than just a place to go for some time out from a busy lifestyle; about 97 per cent of the Earth’s water can be found in our oceans* and they’re home to roughly 15% of the earth’s species**. (more…)

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Table Bay

Table Bay Hotel brings R&R home to employees

The Table Bay is encouraging employees to embrace some “R&R”. Reuse and recycle is top of the hotel’s waste management agenda and a comprehensive training programme is currently underway to educate staff on “how”. The training programme forms part of The Table Bay’s concerted and ongoing efforts to inspire green consciousness amongst employees and set […]

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Kabega Primary in Port Elizabeth

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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