• Environmental law and practice in South Africa overview

    Feb 01, 2017 · A Q&A guide to environment law in South Africa. This Q&A provides a high level overview of environment law in South Africa and looks at key practical issues including emissions to air and water, environmental impact assessments, waste, contaminated land, and environmental

  • Environmental Laws and Legislation in South AfricaINDEX

    INDEX OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA. Gauteng Conservation PlanPlanning for Biodiversity. South African Strategy for the Biosphere Reserve Programme () National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan . Public participation guidelines NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.

  • KENYA Unilever introduces recyclable plastic

    Feb 20, 2020 · This would reduce the environmental pollution associated with non-biodegradable plastics. Apart from the “U-turn waste management project”, several other sub-projects related to waste recycling have been carried out in Africa by the multinational Unilever. One such project is the “Zero Waste to Landfill” project.

  • 10 Young Afripreneurs Creating Solutions By Recycling and

    Mar 25, 2021 · Irked by improper plastic bags disposal in the environment, Semdoe Eco Enterprises collects plastic bag waste and uses them to produce mattresses, carpets and flowers. This inventive start-up does not only help in environmental conservation but

  • Environment South African Government

    Collect-a-Can, one of the oldest recycling initiatives in South Africa, has been instrumental in creating a culture of recycling in the country. It has obtained local and international acclaim for its contribution towards protecting the environment, as well as its significant contribution to

  • Steps to becoming a good plastic recyclerPlastics SA

    Aug 05, 2019 · Recycling is an important step to controlling excess waste in the environment. Plastics organisations around the world are calling on all consumers of plastic products to think about their waste disposal practices and to recycle their plastic waste.

  • The Alliance to End Plastic Waste Convenes Inaugural

    Jun 01, 2021 · External advisory group to provide strategic guidance on ending plastic waste in the environment. Singapore, June 1, 2021The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance) convened the inaugural meeting of its Advisory Council today. The senior-level, external advisory group comprises global environmental policy and opinion leaders from governments, intergovernmental organisations,

  • (PDF) The Challenge of Plastic Pollution in Nigeria

    8 Plastic Waste and Recycling-Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Another essential step is to design special evidence-based education that southeastern coastline of South Africa, Mar

  • South Africa′s ′recycling evangelists′ Global 3000The

    May 28, 2021 · The tiny startup bringing recycling to Cape Town 01.06.2021 Plastic, paper, metal and waste — some 90% of trash ends up in landfills in South Africa.

  • (PDF) Plastic RecyclingResearchGate

    The recycling process for production and end-of-life fiber reinforced thermoset plastic waste is usually a two-step process the reclamation of the fibers from the matrix through its degradation

  • Sustainable Materials Management Non-Hazardous Materials

    Recycling and Composting. Recycling is a series of activities that includes collecting used, reused, or unused items that would otherwise be considered waste sorting and processing the recyclable products into raw materials and remanufacturing the recycled raw materials into new products. Consumers provide the last link in recycling by purchasing products made from recycled content.

  • Working on Waste Department of Environmental Affairs

    Increased to 80% by 2015. % of municipal waste that gets diverted from landfill sites for recycling. 25% by 2012. Working on Waste is one of the initiatives by the Department of Environmental Affairs implemented under the auspices of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

  • Environment South African Government

    Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA)implement environmental and conservation projects that promote public participation in caring for the Earth. Working for Water Programmefight against invasive alien plants. World Wide Fund South Africa (WWF- SA)tackle environmental issues.

  • Ensuring sustainability in plastics use in Africa

    Sep 28, 2019 · Additionally, primary plastic production in 8 African countries contributed 15 Mt during 2009–2015. The assessment showed that environmentally sound end-of-life management of waste plastics by recycling and energy recovery is in its infancy in Africa, but recycling activities and thermal recovery have started in a few countries.

  • South African Plastics Recycling Organisation SAPRO

    The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) represents the plastics re-processors in South Africa. Its members procure sorted, baled end-of-life plastics and re-process it into raw material. The recycled material can be used to manufacture new plastics products. South Africa is amongst the top recycling countries in the world.

  • Environmental SustainabilityAfrican Impact

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  • A guide to Recycling plastic in South AfricaDecycler

    Apr 18, 2020 · The average person uses about 100 kg of plastic per year. If we assume, conservatively, that 10% of plastic waste is recycled in South Africa, which has a population of 57 million, a quick calculation tells us that recycling saves 4.2 million m

  • Plastic recyclingWikipedia

    Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products. Plastic recycling can reduce dependence on landfill, conserve resources and protect the environment from plastic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.. Increasing public awareness of plastic pollution has raised demand for plastic recycling, but it remains challenging

  • Cameroon More Waste Creates More RecyclingGLOBAL RECYCLING

    Oct 15, 2018 · “Due to the increase in generation, waste plastics are becoming a major stream in solid waste,” Maria Atongajua from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Cameroon, stated 2016 in an abstract in the context of the International Conference & Expo on Green Energy, Recycling & Environmental Microbiology in Atlanta (USA).

  • Step by Step Process of Recycling Plastic Greentumble

    May 24, 2018 · Step 1 Collection. The first step in the recycling process is always collecting the plastic material that is to be recycled. This step is completely reliant upon businesses, restaurants, and the public to dispose of their plastic waste in the correct place. If plastic waste is disposed of in normal trash bins, it will not be recycled, so it is

  • South Africa installs Herbold film recycling system

    Feb 09, 2018 · A plastic film recycling plant supplied by Germany-based Herbold Meckesheim has been installed in Germiston South, near Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is being billed by Herbold “the first large-scale plant for the recycling of heavily contaminated PE [polyethylene] film waste” in that nation. The plant can process up to 8,000 tons per

  • Ghana’s way towards sustainable e-waste recyclingFirst

    Mar 05, 2018 · As reported by the Ghanaian Times on 20 February Mr. John Pwamang, Deputy Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), noted that “the guidelines would help in the enforcement of the regulations regarding recycling of e-waste and lessen pollution emitted from those using old methods of recycling”.

  • Solving plastic pollution will help us stop climate change

    May 26, 2021 · Plastic pollution and climate change are not separate issues, but rather are closely linked in a variety of ways. According to researchers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, plastic production and disposal resulted in 850 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and may be responsible for up to 2.8 billion tons by 2050.

  • Ghana's Plastic Housea Step Towards Dealing With the

    Jun 27, 2021 · The glut of plastic waste in Accra, Ghana's capital, is evident along the side of the road, with discarded bottles, plastic bags and the like. This same plastic wave has also affected the country


    South Africa’s response to climate change, including a focus on creating jobs in green economy sectors and on promoting investment in human, natural and capital resources to grow the green economy. South Africa’s National Development Plan (2012), which mainstreams low-carbon and

  • Meituan Dianping steps up recycling drive amid deluge of

    Sep 01, 2020 · Meituan Dianping steps up recycling drive amid deluge of plastic waste in China The food delivery giant’s move follows Beijing’s plan to cut the production and use of plastic in the country

  • PlasticsGreenpeace Africa

    Jun 21, 2021 · Africa is a world leader in banning plastic bags with thirty-four out of fifty-two countries having bans, or passed the legislation to ban single-use plastics. Much as the current COVID-19. Ban the Bag Greenpeace Africa implores public to comment on plastic regulations. September 2020.

  • Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report Sustainable

    Oct 30, 2020 · The report shows that recycling and reuse of materials creates jobs, while also generating local and state tax revenues. In 2012, recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs. $37.8 billion in wages and. $5.5 billion in tax revenues. This equates to 1.17 jobs for every 1,000 tons of materials recycled.

  • South African Plastics Recycling Organisation SAPRO

    The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) represents the plastics re-processors in South Africa. Its members procure sorted, baled end-of-life plastics and re-process it into raw material. The recycled material can be used to manufacture new plastics products. South Africa is amongst the top recycling countries in the world.

  • Plastic in the time of a pandemic protector or polluter

    Jul 02, 2021 · Plastics play a key role in protecting people, especially frontline workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Informal waste pickers are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Corporations are rethinking recycling plans and sustainability commitments in the face of economic turmoil. The increase in single-use plastics will have long

  • National Waste Management StrategyEnvironment

    The objects of the Waste Act are structured around the steps in the waste management hierarchy, which is the overall approach that informs waste management in South Africa. The waste management hierarchy consists of options for waste management during the lifecycle of waste, arranged in descending order of priority waste avoidance and

  • Solid waste management in South Africa Exploring the role

    is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces. However, it is the most populous province, with an estimated population of 12.9 million (Stats SA, 2015. The province generates 45% of South ) municipalAfrica‘s solid waste (DEA, 2012). ity of The cJohannesburg, one of the largest metros in South Africa is regarded as a world class African city.

  • Plastic Waste Management Plastic Waste Reduction

    Shell is using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste in its chemical plant in Norco, Louisiana, USA to make a range of chemicals. The liquid, supplied by Nexus Fuels, is made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste via a specialised heating technique called pyrolysis. Our ambition is to use one million tonnes of plastic waste a year in our

  • Plastic Wastes The silent killer Nigerians love

    Dec 13, 2019 · Business Day in a report quoted Wale Adebiyi, Managing Director of WeCyclers, a company that collects plastic waste for recycling, as saying that Lagos is estimated to generate about 14,000 to 15,000 tons of waste daily. “Of that, roughly, 30 percent is recyclable, and 50 percent of this is plastic.”.


    the standard of waste management in South Africa and to provide a system whereby waste disposal can be regulated. To this end, environmental protection. This is achieved by the process comprises three basic steps waste avoidance, correct classification and minimum requirements for the safe handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous

  • Waste depots EPA

    Development and operation of waste depots for the disposal of waste (otherwise known as landfill facilities) in South Australia are activities of environmental significance and must be carried out in accordance with the Environment Protection Act 1993 (the Act).. The guideline, Environmental management of landfill facilitiessolid waste disposal, sets out the EPA's expectation of landfill

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