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Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers

16th May 2024 Inspirational innovator in the waste management space, Urban Surfer significantly impressed the judges at last year’s Eco-Logic awards, where they scooped the coveted Eco-Innovation award for their mobile app and supporting systems for Gauteng’s waste reclaimers, or waste pickers. Their... 

NCPC-SA launches circularity programme in North West

5th March 2024 The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) launched an Industrial Symbiosis Programme (ISP) with the North West provincial government and local municipalities to enable sustainable waste disposal in that province. The programme has now been implemented in all nine provinces,... 

A circularity programme to unlock economic opportunities in North West

26th February 2024 Industries in the North West province will soon have access to a more sustainable waste disposal option, while also providing small companies with business opportunities stemming from these waste streams. This is due to the upcoming launch of a provincial Industrial Symbiosis (IS) programme by... 

Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry

1st February 2024 “The World Bank estimates that nearly 20% of global wastewater comes from textiles,” said United Nations Industrial Development Organization Project Administrator, Franchesca Beru at an inception workshop for a five-year multinational project, titled Promotion of the circular economy in the... 
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Delayed coal decommissioning won’t ‘collapse our climate commitments’

The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is currently assessing the impact of South Africa’s decision to delay the decommissioning of the Hendrina, Grootvlei and Camden coal-fired power stations on the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which outlines the country’s... 

CEF's Sapref refinery purchase raises clean-up concern

South Africa’s purchase of the nation’s largest refinery from Shell and BP for a symbolic R1 will transfer the environmental liability of the site to the government, according to a local advocacy group. The state-owned Central Energy Fund, which manages South African energy assets, agreed to buy... 
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