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Road sweeper showcased at Wastecon

2nd November 2018 Local equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment showcased its innovative MACRO M60 road sweeper at Wastecon 2018 which took place at Emperor’s Palace last month. Shumani director Victor Nemukula says municipalities were constantly battling with increased littering, which has become an... 

Improved, integrated healthcare waste management policy needed – health dept

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th October 2018 A survey conducted by Department of Health found that the majority (79%) of Gauteng public healthcare facilities have a healthcare waste management policy (HCWMP) in place; however, the policy was not always integrated with the various environmental, occupational health and safety as well as... 

E-waste recycling sector still underdeveloped in South Africa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th October 2018 The South African electronic-waste (e-waste) recycling industry has not yet reached a point where most components are recovered for reuse, University of KwaZulu-Natal rare earth recycling technologies researcher Mark Williams-Wynn told delegates at the WasteCon 2018 exhibition on Wednesday. He... 

Informal waste pickers should be integrated into formal waste management sector, suggests analyst

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th October 2018 The informal waste economy in South Africa has been largely responsible for the high rates of post-consumer material recycling that have been achieved, GreenCape Sector Development Agency waste economy analyst Dr Kirsten Barnes noted during a presentation at WasteCon 2018, on Wednesday. Her... 

Company keeps up with industrial cleaning trends, wins awards

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd November 2017 Over the past decade, global waste management company Averda’s focus regarding industrial cleaning has been to develop and increase the use of hands-free technologies, making it safer for operators to work and allowing for more complex tasks to be completed.  

Local waste management must be more efficient

By: Anine Kilian     18th October 2016 It would be difficult for South Africa to introduce taxes as a means to curb waste, as the country’s waste information system was not fully operational and, therefore, difficult to monitor, consulting group COWI waste and contaminated sites VP Torben Kristiansen said on Tuesday. Addressing... 

Fibertex South Africa, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of geosynthetic products

27th September 2016 Fibertex South Africa, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of geosynthetic products, will be participating at the Institute of Waste Management’s (IWM) Wastecon 2016 conference to be held at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, between 17 and 21 October. “On display this year will be the... 

Knowledge-sharing and networking at waste management conference

21st September 2016 Southern Africa’s premier waste management conference, WasteCon, is around the corner and attendees can look forward to thought-provoking topics and stimulating speakers. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) biennial conference will delve into all aspects of waste... 

WasteCon 2016 to highlight local waste legislation

By: Simon Sonnekus     8th July 2016 The changing face of waste management in South Africa will be the main theme of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa’s (IWMSA’s) biennial waste management conference and exhibition WasteCon 2016, which will take place from October 17 to 21 at Emperors Palace, in Gauteng. WasteCon... 

Industry body contributes to the changing landscape of waste management

28th June 2016 South Africa’s waste management industry is in a transformative state. With the country’s well-established waste management regulations, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa encourages organisations to comply with legislation. During the past two years, South Africa’s waste... 

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