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

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...

Does Africa know enough about oceans and pollution?

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...

Mashaba Outlines Plan to Deal with Joburg Waste

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...

SA on its way up the waste management hierarchy

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...