Plastic

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”

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it