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Image: The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa Encourages people to consider waste as a valuable resource

South African non-profit association, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), aims to change perceptions and encourage more people to consider waste as a valuable resource. The institute’s Eastern Cape branch hosted its regional waste conference, titled ‘Green is the new Gold’ at the World of Windows in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last week.

 
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COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Reliance Compost Reliance Compost won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category

Reliance Compost won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category, This award recognises a policy, programme, or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Distinguished Chinese celebrity, Mr Ma Weidu, visits South Africa Mr Ma Weidu learnt about the rhino crisis facing the continent and to hear first-hand from experts dedicated to saving them.

Johannesburg, South Africa: Prestigious antique expert and host of online talk show, Guanfu Dudu in China, Mr Ma Weidu, recently visited South Africa for an educational experience that took place from 1 to 4 June. Representatives from Investec Rhino Lifeline and WildAid hosted the group from Beijing, giving them the opportunity to witness the rhino in its natural habitat and hear first-hand from experts dedicated to saving them.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: 2017 PET PLASTIC RECYCLING AWARDS Ten individuals and organisations were recognised for their recycling achievements in 2017 by PETCO - the plastics recycling company of South Africa. The PETCO awards are designed to recognise individuals, organisations and companies that contribute significantly to advancing PET recycling, whilst reflecting the principles of Extended Producer Responsibility and circular economy-thinking in their practices.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Plastic bottle recycled tonnage grown by 822% since 2005 PETCO, the organization responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of Extended Producer Responsibility, is proud to announce their 2016 recycling figures which indicate an increase in their annual PET recycling rate from 52% of post-consumer bottle PET in 2015 to 55% in 2016, exceeding their expected target for the second consecutive year.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein Municipality responds to protest organised by activist group Activist group, including Drakenstein Environmental Watch took to the streets of Wellington over concerns of municipality’s Waste-to-Energy project.

The group has been persistent in publicising points surrounding the environmental and health impacts associated with incineration, which is based on outdated and incorrect information. Given the advanced technology to be used for this project, the recent information published by various groups is not a correct representation of the facts surrounding the project’s technology.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Go-Ahead for Reliance compost waste to Energy Project Reliance, is excited to have received the green light for the R250 million Waste to Energy project at Corona Farm in the Paarl region.

All appeals against the project have been dismissed by authorities, giving the final go-ahead to the first of its kind project. Not only will this project generate energy from organic waste, but it will directly and indirectly create over 1000 jobs, save landfill space and carbon emissions, as well as see depleted agricultural soils being rebuilt to high humus soils.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: PRINCE WILLIAM’S WILDLIFE CHARITY HOSTS2017 TUSK CONSERVATION AWARDS IN SA Tusk today revealed the 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards established in partnership with Investec Asset Management are to be held for the first time in South Africa in October, marking the first time that the awards has come home to the continent of Africa. The awards, first established in 2013 with the support of Prince William, aim to recognise the exceptional work undertaken by some of Africa’s ‘unsung heroes of conservation’.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Woolworths store receives SA's first green building rating  Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town has become the first retail outlet in South Africa to achieve a 5-Star rating certified by the Green Building Co

Since opening its doors in 2010, the food market store has always been ground-breaking when it comes to advanced green building features. The Palmyra store set the benchmark within the Woolworths property portfolio, meeting the requirements for a platinum rating of the Woolworths SA Real Estate Division’s own green assessment programme. This is an internal rating system that is independently audited by Ernst & Young (EY) each year.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: What if the rains don't come? I used to think that Capetonians were preoccupied with water: lack of it, ways to save it, or even wilful belief of “Water problem, what water problem ?. A trip to Windhoek made me realise that if things don’t change, preoccupation with all things H20 will ratchet into overdrive-very soon.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Easy Water Saving Tips You May Not Have Thought Of Currently South Africa is in the middle of a severe water shortage, and water restrictions have been upped to level 3B

What does this mean for our everyday life? Basically, South Africa’s reservoir dams are so depleted that they’re currently below 25% capacity which means that tariffs are being introduced to make people think twice about their water usage. Unfortunately, everyone will need to do more than just turn the tap off while brushing their teeth. But, don’t stress, here are some very easy ways you can save water at home.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Drakenstein recycling Waste Project top of mind. The proposed Waste Recovery, Beneficiation and Energy project recognises the economic potential of the Drakenstein waste stream for all waste management role players within the district and the importance of local recycling entities.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Animal Welfare, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Super-mum rhino Thandi gives birth to second calf since poaching Kariega Game Reserve’s miracle rhino Thandi, who courageously survived a brutal poaching in 2012, gave birth to a calf on Tuesday 24 January.

The mother and calf were located using a drone as they were safely hidden in thick bush. They were found on Thursday 26 January, a few anxious days after Thandi was reported missing. The birth of Thandi’s first calf, Thembi (meaning Hope), on 13 January 2015 made headlines around the world. She brought much needed hope to rhino conservationists embroiled in a seemingly losing battle against rhino poaching.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Useful Tips for Teaching Kids to Care for the Environment To help you get going here’s our own four step guide to teaching kids to care for the environment.

Children these days need to understand the environment. As public debates about climate change and environmental conservation become increasingly prominent it’s important that informed young people are able to formulate opinions and contribute to these crucial conversations.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: South African champion for black rhinos wins Tusk Award for Conservation At a glittering gala dinner presented in London last night by conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. She is not only the first woman, but also the first South African to receive this accolade.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Joseph K Doss, President and General Counsel for IBWA states that SodaStream “makes false, misleading, and disparaging statements about bottled water.

November 30, 2016: SodaStream is facing a David and Goliath battle after the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), representing brands such as Nestlé, issued a “cease and desist” in retaliation to the latest SodaStream ‘Shame or Glory’ ad featuring HBO’s “Game of Thrones” characters.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Enterprise, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: KZN organisations applauded for efficient and effective waste management Organisations in KZN had the chance to be acknowledged for effective and efficient waste management practices at the IWMSA KZN Waste Management Awards 2016. After a rigorous judging process, including site visits and audits, the winners were honoured for their positive contributions to waste reduction and cleaner production.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: GBCSA appoints new CEO and Chair The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as CEO..

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) announced the appointment of sustainability expert Dorah Modise (previously Nteo) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the highly experienced Rudolf Pienaar as its new Non-Executive Board Chair and Faieda Jacobs as Non-Executive Deputy Chair.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Advances in waste management discussed at WasteCon 2016 Jonathan Shamrock, Chairman of the WasteCon 2016 Organising Committee, says, “At this year’s conference we see a shift in focus to resource recovery and alternatives to landfilling. The reality is that South Africa is running out of landfill airspace and waste as a resource is becoming ever more prominent.”   Read More...



HEADLINES, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: CAN A CARBON TAX WORK? All indications are that South Africa will be getting a carbon tax – sooner than later, everything considered! With the tax burden already being high with government seemingly needing more money all the time, the general feeling is that government only wants more money from taxpayers and that it is not really about carbon emissions or climate change at all…   Read More...


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