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South Africa’s Plastic Recycling Statistics for 2014

During 2014 1,084,400 tons of plastic waste was sent to South African landfills. This is according to the latest plastic recycling statistics released by PlasticsSA.  PlasticsSA commissions research into the status quo of the plastic recycling industry each year. The information is gathered by interviewing recyclers from around the country and intends to provide valuable […]

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Is glass the healthiest choice?

Hey guys, This week is Choose Glass Week and Consol has sent in something on the health benefits of using glass (see text below the bottles). What do you think about this? My sister says that leaving a plastic bottle in the sun and then drinking from it is not advisable as some of the […]

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Food for Waste feeds thousands

This seems like a great programme… Government has announced that over 3 000 job opportunities have been created for poor and vulnerable communities through its Food for Waste Programme. The programme is aimed at assisting municipalities to provide waste collection services where they are unable to do so, to  create job opportunities, fight hunger and poverty, […]

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Clean Up Your Act This Spring

The average South African household is still far off the potential recycling mark of 15-18 kilograms of waste per month, or a whopping 180 – 216 kilograms per year. The Brightwater Commons, together with Remade Recycling, are helping Jo’burgers clean up their recycling act with the Spring Drive Initiative from 1-4 September. Besides providing helpers […]

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Greenwashing versus actual change

This is an amalgamation of various emails that have been sent in by Tuffy, Nedbank, Woolworths and Caturra Coffee. – mol-d Many product manufacturers are guilty of ‘greenwashing’ with their claims of green, eco-friendly or organic; misleading consumers into believing they are purchasing green products, when in fact they are buying into marketing claims. This […]

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