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Plastics industry needs policing

We must continue to hold manufacturers to account and push for better waste management

A handful of multinational corporations is responsible for the world’s plastic waste

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle were responsible for the most pieces of plastic collected according to an environmental pressure group

Plastic is paving an eco way

Two local projects are turning to plastic instead of bitumen to bind the asphalt used to construct roads

The marine plastic pollution crisis

The cost in damage to the marine ecosystems is $13-billion each year

Tackling the ocean plastics problem now

A key focus at the IIOE-2 and SANOCEAN conferences was the issue of marine plastics

Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste

Plastic imports to Malaysia have tripled since 2016, to 870 000 tonnes last year, official data showed

Alternative straws: the long and the short of it

Plastic straws and their role in environmental sustainability remain an issue of global concern

Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9

Our readers write in about plastic waste, SMEs, humanism, and restitution

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

In mainland China, imports of plastic waste have dropped from 600 000 tonnes per month in 2016 to about 30 000 a month in 2018

Death or taxes for polluting plastic

South Africa's apathetic attitude to plastic use requires an intervention — but what would work here?

Why can’t all plastic waste be recycled?

The UK produced 11m tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it. Or so it seemed

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals

'Plastic represents a source of climate-relevant trace gases that is expected to increase as more plastic is produced”

Plastic alternatives just good PR or a real solution?

Some retailers, recognising an opportunity to gain significant marketing mileage, have been quick to respond by introducing plastic alternatives

Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now

A across the world, only 9 percent of the nine billion tonnes of plastic produced to date has been recycled, a recent UN report said

Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste

Businesses are slowly phasing out nonrecyclable plastic waste

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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