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Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by Cara.
Enforcement of waste disposal management remains a big problem in South Africa, said Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoyce Mabudafhasi. “A lot of progress has been made in terms of waste management since last year, but the problem is exacerbated, in part, by the lack of enforcement capacity,” she told a waste management conference in East [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by Cara.
The Tanzanian government is in the process of reviewing the National Information, Communications and Technology policy of 2003 to allow recycling of e-waste products in a bid to reduce pollution. The Deputy Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Mr January Makamba, told the National Assembly that the move would also go hand in hand with measures to [...]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by Cara.
With approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of municipal waste generated each year, and volumes expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025 according to World Bank figures, urgent action is needed to head off the threat to the environment and human health posed by this global waste crisis. This growing problem was foremost in the [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2012 by Cara.
Southern African waste collectors, handlers, recyclers, treatment and disposal services may have to undergo accreditation and certification from 2013. Members of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) would be first to be accredited and certified, under a state, business sector or contract agency, giving effect to some of the aims of [...]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by Cara.
The Vice President of the Institute of Waste Management of South Africa and principle researcher with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr Suzan Oelofse, says that more than 9 million tonnes of food waste is generated per year in South Africa. Around 4% of this waste is generated by consumers which is [...]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by Cara.
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) said on Tuesday it would oppose the court application lodged by the South African Tyre Recycling Process Company (SATRP) and Bridgestone South Africa against Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa’s (Redisa’s) Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP). SATRP and tyre manufacturer Bridgestone last week served an [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by Cara.
The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) was approved by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on July 23 and aims to deal with South Africa’s burgeoning waste tyre challenge. Headed by CEO Herman Erdmann, the Redisa plan will see a R2.30/kg levy added to the cost of all tyres in the country. [...]
South Africa: Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa Publishes the National Waste Information Regulations
Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by Cara.
PRESS RELEASE The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa yesterday, 13 August 2012 published under section 69(1)(y), (aa) and (ee) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008) (Waste Act) the National Waste Information Regulations, 2012 in Gazette No. 35583 for implementation on 1 January 2013. The [...]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by Cara.
Beverage giant Coca-Cola South Africa (CCSA) no longer wants its packaging to be seen as waste, but rather as a valuable resource that can be reused in the future, CCSA senior technical operations manager and chairperson of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling company Petco Casper Durandt tells Engineering News. “At CCSA, we strive to eliminate waste material, wasted [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2012 by Cara.
The Waste Revolution Handbook has established itself as the definitive B2B guide for those who have an active interest in this increasingly meaningful sector. The Handbook seeks to educate and inform stakeholders and role players about policy, research, trends, technologies, opportunities and products that are, and will be, impacting positively on the Waste sector in [...]