Latest articles on Recycling

We developed a simple process to recycle urine. Here’s how it’s done

Most of the wastewater produced worldwide receives no treatment and the nutrients in wastewater go to waste. Here's how households can draw these nutrients from urine

Carrots work better than sticks

Can the right incentives close the gap between idea and execution in sustainability policy?

Profit and the planet

Change needs to happen at an organisational level – but that starts with pressure from consumers

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

On July 1, Shanghai launched China's most ambitious garbage separation and recycling programme ever

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: April 26 to May 2

Our readers write in about plastic waste and an article on President Jair Bolsonaro

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?

Letters to the editor: April 18 to 25

Our readers write in about the University of Cape Town, recycling and the South African Jewish Board of Deputies

Your recycling isn’t being recycled

Despite national plans to reuse waste and reduce SA’s carbon emissions, too much rubbish is still going into landfills and money is being lost

Kinshasa is drowning in waste

The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the "Kinois" are catastrophic

Water Efficiency and Management

Winner: Absa towers north greywater plant

Waste and Chemical Management

Winner: Bokashi Bran

Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons

Technology has advanced and by recycling these, you can help to create jobs and reduce landfills

Don’t refuse, recycle

Household waste is a major problem but if properly handled, it can be a valuable resource

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