Yearly Archives: 2018

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10 07, 2018

What role does Industry play in Prevention of air pollution

The question many people are asking, is air pollution a problem in South Africa?  In short, it is, and it will get worse if the industry does not follow the legislative requirements as set out in the Air Quality Act, 39 of 2004 (AQA). The burning of Fossil Fuels emitted from the combustion of fossil [...]

22 05, 2018

Why E-Waste Is Becoming One of the World’s Biggest Pollution Problems

What do you do with old MP3 players, a Fitbit that can’t be repaired, a faulty USB stick or a computer mouse that has long passed it's sell-by date? E-waste, also known as electronic waste, contains a number of harmful components such as mercury, lead, lithium, and cadmium, which end up in landfills. Not only [...]

2 04, 2018

Which Businesses Can Benefit From Industrial Waste Management?

Industrial waste management has become an essential part of industry operations since the ghastly effects of industrial pollution have come to light. More and more businesses are realising the contribution their operations could be having on global warming, air, water and soil pollution, the extinction of wildlife and the negative impact on human health. What [...]

26 03, 2018

Are Waste-To-Energy Plants the Alternative Future to SA Landfills?

Sustainable waste management solutions are top of mind for many countries. Many governments and private companies in South Africa are looking at the viability of waste-to-energy solutions as an increasing number of people are realising that waste doesn’t have to end up in landfills – it can be turned into energy, a valuable resource that [...]

5 02, 2018

Inside the Cape water crisis – An environmental impact perspective

Cape Town, the second most populous city in South Africa, is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. 3 years of prolonged drought have put Cape Town in a dire situation, where the taps are expected to run dry in May 2018. With Cape Town now entering the dry season with their dams less than [...]

29 01, 2018

TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

Is the world's climate changing? Of course it is.  ‘Why? is not the issue, but what world leaders are doing to adapt to it’, is. Without an international body like the United Nations conducting their seemingly merry-go-round of conferences, there would not be a concerted effort to harness the knowledge of climate experts, institutions and, [...]

22 01, 2018

Climate Change – Is Your Company Doing Its Bit to Reduce GHG Emissions?

It has been over 2 years since world leaders met and formulated The Paris Agreement: discussing climate change, greenhouse gasses (GHG) and what we as a global community can do about it. South African regulations in line with The Paris Agreement have been in the pipeline ever since. In April last year (2017), the Minister [...]