recycling

 
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Because of their role in global pollution, plastics are hugely controversial.
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Although some major retailers and fast-food outlets have announced that they will be reducing their plastic footprint over the next few years, at...
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...
New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution
New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution
Countries around the world are making an effort to combat plastic pollution, according to a new study released by UN Environment on Tuesday.
The future of waste management in Africa
The future of waste management in Africa
Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations...
Solid waste management and sustainable development
Solid waste management and sustainable development
At the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, governments reaffirmed the importance...
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping...
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Cyprus struggles to manage waste as tourist numbers soar
Tourists on a crowded, sun-drenched beach in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa tossed drinks cans into recycling bins as a record-breaking holiday...
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on  foreign rubbish
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on foreign rubbish
The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part...
Tyre recycling scheme hits the skids
Tyre recycling scheme hits the skids
For a moment, South Africa seemed to have a working example of how to turn waste into jobs and money. But now the country’s showpiece R500‑million-a-year tyre recycling programme is being liquidated, leaving more than 30‑million old tyres as hazardous waste....
The architect as an activist
The architect as an activist
A row of colonial Victorian-era houses stand in front of me, each a different candy-coated tint of the colour wheel — a throwback to...

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