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Waste Management and Recycling

Sanitation project hits funds snag

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A R64-million project to implement a waterborne sewerage system at Ivory Park in Midrand in 1994 could have been finished within a period of five years but, due to lack of funding, will only be 40% complete by June this year. The Khayalami Metropolitan Council (KMC) and Midrand Metropolitan Local... 

SA at the forefront of plastics recyling

By: System Author     5th February 1999 South Africa recycles some 13% or 114 000 t a year of all plastics consumed, placing it in the forefront of plastics recycling worldwide. Despite popular belief that plastics are the biggest culprit when it comes to waste, studies show that plastics account for only 8,7% in the waste-stream in... 

Curtain drain for waste site

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A NEW curtain drain installed at the ten-year-old Holfontein hazardous-waste containment site outside Springs, in Gauteng, is working “very well”, reports Jones & Wagener spokesperson Jonathan Shamrock. “The 600-m-long drain is taking off about 300 l of water a minute from... 

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