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  • Zero to Landfill Solutions

    A-Thermal is the environmental leader in waste treatment and management. One of our latest projects is the use of carbon residue, the end product of our thermal desorption process, as a sustainable and cost effective alternative fuel to coal. A-Thermal’s renewable fuel is continuously monitored, tested and then reclassified as completely non- hazardous by an […]

  • Scientist one of SA’s greats – Man of the people who went the extra mile

    HEART OF GOLD: Waste disposal expert Christos Eleftheriades will be sorely missed by communities and organisations he supported during his fruitful life. The South African and international academic and business communities have lost an irreplaceable giant in Christos Eleftheriades. Dr Christos, as Eleftheriades was affectionately called, funded the ANC election campaigns in the Ekurhuleni and Tshwane […]

  • Industry Events an Workshops – Waste Khoro

    Waste Khoro held on the 31st of May 2016   Our Process Development Manager presented on best practices regarding mercury waste treatment. Industry workshop, held on 11th August 2016 Head of operations at A-Thermal, presented on the company’s technologies, and its vast capabilities in hazardous waste treatment. Another of our engineers also presented on the chemical […]

  • Recommissioning and upgrade of heavy metal recovery and treatment plant

    A-Thermal is pleased to inform our clients that we are NOW accepting fluorescent tubes as well as compact fluorescent lighting (CFL’s) for treatment.  Our unique process involves the use of thermal desorption technology to treat and even recover the trace mercury that is present in compact fluorescent bulbs and tubes.  Our heavy metal configuration plant […]

  • A-Thermal celebrates its 20th Year Anniversary this year!

    Our company specializes in the thermal treatment of hazardous waste; we primarily service the pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing industries. Our unique Thermal Desorption Plant utilizes pyrolysis technology that is capable of achieving a 99.9999 % (six 9’s) destruction of all hazardous waste. Our core business being hazardous waste treatment has seen us maintain our ISO […]

  • OPINION: Why We Need Environmental Insurance to Ensure the Future

    Hermann Erdman, CEO of Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa, explains the importance of insurance having an ‘insurance’ plan for the environment. Hermann Erdman, CEO of Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA), explains the importance of insurance having an ‘insurance’ plan for the environment. We are all aware of the […]

  • SA to have new waste management plan

     PRETORIA – South Africa will soon have a Paper and Packaging Industry Plan, which will bring significant change in the current waste management regime, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. “Through this plan we hope that we can commence with separation at source from household levels,” she said during the official launch of the […]

  • South Africa Oil Dumping an Environmental Disaster

    How important is the environment in South Africa and is there a disaster looming from illegal oil dumping? Many questions remain unanswered or perhaps censored by companies who do not comply with regulations. According to the waste management legislation in South Africa, the disposal of hazardous waste into landfill is prohibited. Used oil is defined […]