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South Africa leads Africa’s circular plastics industry

Compared to Europe and North America, plastics recycling in Africa is still in its infancy. But change is on the…

‘Upgrading African recycling sector is the most effective way towards sustainability’

‘Only about 1% of the world’s recycled metals comes from the African continent,’ according to Raymond Onovwigun, ceo of Romco…

Plastic bottle pilot could become serious business in South Africa

A programme to boost plastic bottle collection and recycling rates, raise green jobs and divert waste from landfill is being…

Airaga family meets the e-scrap challenge in South Africa

Costa and Desiree Airaga set up Desco Electronics Recycling in 1992 and it has grown into one of the biggest…

Tech survey winner: e-scrap recycler from South Africa

Congratulations to Giulio Airaga of Desco Electronic Recyclers, based in Johannesburg, South Africa! He is the lucky winner of our…

The power of grassroots recycling in South Africa

South African entrepreneur Johanna Leshabane’s company Bophelo Recycling has collected 36 tonnes of plastic scrap since it launched in 2017….

High hopes for African phone battery programme

Phone recycler Closing the Loop of the Netherlands has developed a pilot to ship more than five tonnes of mobile…

Recycled ‘Flipflopi’ vessel touring Africa

A colourful sailing vessel has completed its African voyage, taking it over 500km south down the coasts of Kenya and…

South African fibre recycling rate plateaus

The latest data on paper recycling in South Africa shows a fall in both the recycling rate and the volume…

High hopes for PET recycling in South Africa – despite lost capacity

In 2019, no less than 62% of all plastic bottles produced in South Africa were collected for recycling – 2%…

New Tomra hub takes recycling in southern Africa to a higher level

Sorting technology specialist Tomra has opened a new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to ‘strengthen its commitment’ to customers in southern…