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  • Zero-Landfill Waste Management

    In the November edition of ReSource Magazine our managing director Nicolas Eleftheriades explains how our unique thermal desorption plant is able to destroy “more than 99.9%”of hazardous waste, and is geared to achieve zero waste to landfill. “Hazardous waste management leader A-Thermal Retort Technologies specialises in thermally treating and managing hazardous and toxic waste. Managing […]

  • Solid Waste Management Market worth $340bn by 2024

    Global Solid Waste Management Market is set to reach USD 340 billion by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Ongoing adoption of optimized treatment techniques coupled with rising environmental concerns will drive the solid waste management market size. Increasing generation of municipal solid waste owing to large scale urbanization […]

  • Landfill 2017 to be held at operational landfill site

    Waste management professionals from all sectors will gather this month for the Landfill 2017 conference and for the first time ever the event will be held at an operational landfill site. The KwaZulu Natal Landfill and Waste Treatment Interest Group (LaWTIG) of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) will host the event […]

  • Europe Waste-to-Energy Market Analysis to 2021

    Research and Markets has published the latest Market Analysis by Geography, by Technology (Physical, Thermal, Biological), Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information – Growth Trends and Forecasts. Europe is the market leader for waste to energy market. According to Research and Markets the region accounted for more than 60 per cent of the total market share […]

  • The Green Fund to Facilitate Investment in Green Initiatives

    The Green Fund aims to provide catalytic finance to facilitate investment in green initiatives that will support poverty reduction and job creation. Importantly, the Fund will only support initiatives which would not have been implemented without its support. The Green Fund is additional and complementary to existing fiscal allocations supporting the transitioning of the South […]

  • Medical Waste Management Market Plying for Significant Growth During 2017 – 2025

    Medical Waste Management Market: Overview  Medical waste refers to waste produced at health centers, hospitals, dental clinics, physicians’ offices, blood banks, and veterinary hospitals as well as clinical research centers and laboratories. Any waste which is produced at the time of services rendered or research carried out on animals or human beings need to be […]

  • Waste-to-Energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

    The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting, says Webb Meko.* Sustainability efforts and growing interest in the circular economy are driving developed and developing nations to look inward and focus on ways to conserve and make the most out of their resources. Advanced waste-to-energy (WTE) programmes offer municipalities and […]

  • Smart businesses are seeing the value in sustainable waste management

    The drivers of sustainable waste management include the combatting of financial, environmental, reputational and operational risks, however, significant opportunities exist for companies to unlock the financial and reputational benefits associated with sustainable waste treatment and processing methods. Pressure on landfill space, particularly in South Africa, has resulted in the restriction of certain waste types on […]

  • Waste-to-energy is way forward for SA’s waste sector

    Leaders in the South African waste management industry have their sights set on expanding the country’s waste-to-energy potential. Exploring this has two significant benefits. Firstly, it provides an alternative to landfilling as the country is fast running out of landfill capacity. Secondly, this form of recycling provides a source of renewable energy which helps the […]

  • South Africa one of the worst environmental polluters, research shows

    A  recent international study has shown that South Africa – in terms of its environmental impacts – has one of the worst track records. The recently released report from MoneySuperMarket, a price comparison website in the UK, found most other African countries fared well. “The new research highlights the individual contribution to the world’s climate […]

  • Is technology the answer to waste and pollution challenges?

    ‘Next generation’ technologies present new, advanced ways to tackle waste and pollution challenges, experts say. Speaking ahead of the upcoming Pollution and Waste Technology Africa conference, experts say that 4thIndustrial Revolution technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) can significantly improve monitoring and control of pollution and waste. IBM scientist Tapiwa Chiwewe leads research on […]

  • 6th Conference on Industrial Fluidization, SA -2017 – Utilization of Indigenous Resources

    6th Conference on Industrial Fluidization, South Africa 2017 Theme – Utilization of Indigenous Resources Short Course Information Now Available The Fluidization Short Course will be held on Tuesday 3 October 2017 and will include an introduction to fluidization, including fundamentals, and modelling fluidized bed reactors. More details on the Short Course can be found here. Register for […]

  • Does Africa know enough about oceans and pollution?

    The issue of marine litter is not receiving enough attention in Africa, Juliette Biao, director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (Unep), told delegates at the World Economic Forum which was recently held in Durban. Annually, eight million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into oceans around the world every year, however ocean waste is […]

  • Mashaba Outlines Plan to Deal with Joburg Waste

    1.6 million tonnes of waste are deposited into landfill sites every year, leaving the City of Johannesburg looking for a viable waste management solution as the sites continue to overflow. “Unfortunately we have reached a point where our landfill sites are running out of airspace, and for this reason responsible waste management is crucial,” Joburg […]

  • SA on its way up the waste management hierarchy

    South Africa is beginning to experience a progression in waste management and starting to explore innovative technologies in dealing with waste in a responsible manner, says Jan Palm, president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA). Palm says the institute is supportive of this progression as it will inevitably push South Africa […]

  • Biofuel discovery, producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres

    A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent. Australian – Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) can produce 3,000 litres of bio-oil from one giant seven-tonne mining truck tyre. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) can produce 3,000 litres of […]

  • On-site Waste Management / Waste Clear-out Services

    Did you know that A-Thermal has a team available for on-site waste collection and removal? We offer a continuous waste removal service or even ‘once off’ clear-outs for companies that have accumulated hazardous products that they cannot dispose. We will develop a customised on-site waste management plan to meet your specific needs. A-Thermal will assess […]