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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests – Creecy
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastics pollution and marine litter treaty in negotiations at upcoming global meetings by balancing competing demands, Forestry, Fisheries... 


Interwaste's new leachate and effluent treatment plant
Interwaste launches R100m leachate, effluent treatment plant in Delmas
10th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Waste management company Interwaste on April 10 launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company says the plant is the first of its kind in South... 


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Shoprite, four global retailers form $125m venture fund aimed at innovation
9th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Five grocery retailers, including South Africa’s Shoprite group, have established a venture fund called W23 Global. W23 Global brings together Ahold Delhaize (US, Europe, Indonesia), Tesco (UK,... 


DFFE commits to supporting SMMEs in waste tyre management endeavour
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has unpacked the Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IWTMP), which was recently approved by Cabinet and which is aimed at addressing... 


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Supaflor polyurethane heavy-duty offers superior resistance to the specific conditions in sugar mills
Firm offers durable flooring solution, corrosion protection
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The deterioration and corrosion of concrete infrastructure have presented significant challenges in harsh operational environments such as sugar mills. Corrosion protection, epoxy flooring and... 


Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
3rd April 2024

Forklift products and services provider Masslift Africa, in partnership with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, in March launched Mitsubishi’s new-generation Grendia forklift series for the Southern... 


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Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers
29th March 2024

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


An image of Fluor process director Michiel Baerends
Alternative fuel production to increase during energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

One of the foreseeable local and global energy transition trends in 2024, and beyond, is that of increased production of transport fuels made of vegetable oils and animal fats in the short term,... 


An image of Maltento CEO Dean Smorenburg, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Cape Town premier Alan Winde
Maltento aiming to bolster sustainability efforts
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Maltento CEO Dean Smorenburg and commercial director Dominic Malan were joined by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on a tour of the fly-farm’s facilities in... 


Recycling initiative prioritises sustainability, promotes economic growth
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Manufacturer Ardagh Glass Packaging’s money4glass initiative – launched in July 2023 – has yielded positive results. From August 2023 to January this year, the company’s glass recycling depot at... 


A range of bottles filled with various colour liquids used for cleaning
Probiotic-based cleaning products now available
15th March 2024

In contributing to a healthier environment, biological cleaning solutions producer Bionetix International, a division of environmentally responsible corrosion control technologies developer Cortec,... 


An info graphic Car with Green parts manufactured from petrochemicals
Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Circular economies can foster inclusivity in Africa, address social challenges – IWMI
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Through resource efficiency, circular design, water reuse, repair and recycling, African nations can customise their economic systems to maximise social benefits and sustainability, the... 


eWasa reaches 31% polystyrene recycling target
7th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

During the 2022/23 reporting period, a 31% recycling rate for polystyrene was achieved, registered producer responsibility organisation the Extended producer responsibility (EPR) Waste Association... 


The NCPC-SA national programme manager Victor Manavhela
NCPC-SA launches circularity programme in North West
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) launched an Industrial Symbiosis Programme (ISP) with the North West provincial government and local municipalities to enable... 


An image showing a factory worker with a tyre at the Mathe Group factory
Mathe Group expands capacity to produce more rubber crumb for roads
4th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The use of large amounts of recycled rubber crumb for the manufacture of road surfaces and related products is propelling South Africa towards a circular economy where waste products are used to... 


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Spar Group advancing sustainability initiatives to reduce plastic waste
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed retailer Spar Group is undertaking several initiatives to curb the environmental impact of plastic packaging materials. This commitment aligns with the group’s dedication to phasing out... 


Heineken's returnable star bottle
Heineken invests R2.3bn in returnable glass programme in South Africa
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multinational beer producer Heineken has invested R2.3-billion in its returnable bottle programme in South Africa, more than doubling its share of returnable glass beer bottles, as part of its goal... 


Firm looks to diversify recycled product range, seeks new markets
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Germiston-based rubber recycling company Dawhi Rubber Recycling, which has been in the rubber crumb business for 14 years, is conducting research into new innovations such as tyre-derived fuel,... 


An image of Dr Mehran Zarrebini posing in front of waste tires
Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


National food loss, waste reduction strategy on the cards
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s (DFFE's) Draft Strategy for Reducing Food Losses and Waste, published for comment in September 2023, will likely result in a newly... 


An image depicting Maltento CEO Dean Smorenburg
Black Soldier Fly factory recycles agroprocessing waste
5th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Agri-tech company Maltento is transforming South Africa's recycling landscape by breeding black soldier flies to convert agroprocessing waste, including spent grains from the beer industry, into... 


Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, has recovered more than 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 


Image of new waste trucks deployed in Cape Town
Cape Town’s waste management directorate procures new compactors, street sweepers
18th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) Urban Waste Management Directorate says it is in the midst of procuring a number of new trucks and equipment for use in and around the city. The directorate has a... 


IAEA director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi (left) and Argentinian President Javier Milei (second left) at the Marambio Antarctic base
IAEA launches microplastic pollution research project in Antarctica
8th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a mission to research the presence and impact of microplastics in Antarctica. Microplastics are defined as plastic particles with a... 


CGCSA registered as producer responsibility organisation
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has been registered as a producer responsibility organisation (PRO), which will enable it to coordinate efforts by its... 


Nedbank announces R10m Green Economy Fund
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At the Nedbank Green Indaba, held on November 30, Nedbank Corporate Social Investment executive head Poovi Pillay announced that the bank had set up its Green Economy Fund with initial capital of... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy
COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


An African Stove Company cookstove which is helping rural areas reduce their emissions
Financial backing boosts decarbonisation initiative
1st December 2023

Financial institution Standard Bank announced last month it had finalised an agreement to support global carbon project developer The African Stove Company (TASC) with funding for what is believed... 


The Asher machine installed at a client which incinerates waste in a more environment friendly manner
New waste management system has multiple environmental benefits
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

Sustainable waste management solutions provider Asher Africa’s latest waste management system effectively decreases a client's waste output and offers an “almost emissions-free process”,... 


Baled plastic waste
Despite no consensus on global plastics instrument, South Africa is making progress – Creecy
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, held in November, could not reach a consensus on the zero-draft text for a legally binding instrument to coordinate global... 


Municipal Cleaning and Greening Programme launched to tackle illegal dumping
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy on November 10 launched the Municipal Cleaning and Greening Programme, which is aimed at clearing 7 251 illegal dumping hotspots in... 


An image showing waste management at Pick n Pay’s super distribution centre at Eastport Logistics Park
Mpact Waste Management partners with Pick n Pay distribution centre in Gauteng
8th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Sustainable waste management provider Mpact Waste Management is now providing sustainable on-site waste management services for retailer Pick n Pay’s super distribution centre at Eastport Logistics... 


Climate commission names winners of Green Solutions Pitch Challenge
7th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), the British High Commission to South Africa and other organisations have crowned Samanjalo and Green Guru as the winners of the first Green Solutions... 


Envirolite polystyrene-derived construction block
BMW South Africa improves materials traceability through digital twinning
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Automotive manufacturer BMW South Africa has expanded its BMW Information Technology Hub (IT Hub) services to include digital twinning for all newly produced plug-in hybrid and fully electric... 


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SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 


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