Reimagining the potential of waste in South Africa

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 24/02/21 11:18

 

 

As published in Resource Magazine on 01 February 2021.

South Africa alone generates 108 million tonnes of waste per annum, equating to about R25.2 billion worth of waste dumped, of which 90% is disposed to over-capacitated landfill sites with only 10% of this waste being recycled. These are resources which could have been fed back into the economy by means of recycling, repurposing, and reusing. 

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Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change!

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 20/11/20 08:52

Saturday, 21 November marks World Fisheries Day – a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life. The use of plastic in the world is affecting and destroying our planet due to the ‘throw-away’ mentality that many of us have without considering the extreme damages and harm not only to the environment but the consequential impact on human life.

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Topics: Recycling, Sustainability, News, Marine Life

The role of effective waste management in preserving our country's heritage

Posted by Jason McNeil on 23/09/19 13:44

September marks Heritage month and as we celebrate culture, diversity and traditions, it’s critical not to forget mother earth. Interwaste has committed to commemorating environmental Zero Emissions (ZeDay) as well as National Clean-up and Recycling Day for the month of September, as we believe that this subtle alignment gives us the opportunity to focus on how we drive and support zero emissions, the role that recycling plays, what these observations mean for our country’s heritage, and the environment as a whole.

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[News] Cipla donates pallets of reusable ice packs in Cape Town

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/09/19 10:38

Putting excess waste to good (re)use

Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Limited (“Cipla Medpro”), South Africa’s fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the private sector, working through their waste management partner, Interwaste, has donated approximately 10 000 reusable ice packs to sporting fraternities and the local paramedic association in the Cape Town area.

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World Environment Day – How is waste impacting our air?

Posted by Jason McNeil on 05/06/19 12:51

Research from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that seven million people die each year from air pollution, where nine out of ten people breathe in polluted air each day. “This is a staggering number and, this World Environment Day, we encourage all South Africans to strongly reflect on the role everyone has to play in this and, more importantly, what proactive steps can be taken to combat air pollution,” says Jason McNeil, CEO at Interwaste.

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[NEWS] Interwaste supported The Future Kids CLEAN-UP this World Wildlife Day

Posted by Natasha Edwards on 01/03/19 16:58

Sunday, 03 March marks Word Wildlife Day – a day commemorated to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. In support of this global programme, Interwaste, together with The Future Kids, gathered on Sunday, 24 February to clean up a 400m long stretch of beach in the Strand, Cape Town.

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