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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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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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What is white, light, considered of high value and, although made up almost entirely of air, is in very high demand? If you guessed polystyrene, you’d be 100% correct!

South Africans urged to recycle their polystyrene

According to Adri Spangenberg, Director of the Polystyrene Association, expanded polystyrene is one of South Africa’s most commonly used materials relied upon by canteens and spaza shops owners and restauranteurs to keep their food or beverages hot or cold, as well as by retailers to protect high value items such as televisions or fridges owing […]

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Growthpoint Properties tackles food waste at its client businesses

Growthpoint launches a new green waste-to-soil initiative

Growthpoint Properties has launched an innovative pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost. (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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Plastic SA Clean Up Crews

Plastics|SA clean-up crews collect more than 39 000 kg of waste at the world’s most beautiful race

More than 39 000 kg of waste was collected by the Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews that cleaned up the routes used by the athletes during the recent Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, widely known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Race”. (more…)

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Black & Veatch takes on innovative South African waste-to-energy project

Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape. (more…)

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making recycled decorations

Upcycled festive tree

EnviroServ encouraged people to spread some responsible festive cheer and make an ‘upcycled’ gift under a giant Upcycled Festive Tree made from used plastic bottles, in Rosebank Johannesburg in December. For those who were not feeling creative, there was the opportunity to purchase an upcycled decoration for your festive season tree. The money raised was […]

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