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South Africa invests in tyre tech from Down Under

Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies has signed an agreement worth up to AU$ 50 million with Volco Power Ltd…

Africa’s e-scrap story: A new narrative

It’s time to park any mass media-inspired preconceptions for a few moments and to embark on a journey that reveals…

Separation at home boosts South Africa’s paper recycling rate

South Africa recovered almost 1.3 million tonnes of recyclable paper products, putting its paper recovery rate at 71.7%, according to…

Latest recycling stats for South Africa

South Africa’s waste management industry is currently worth around ZAR 25 billion (EUR 1.4 billion), new market data suggests. The…

African markets seek higher quality used clothing

In recent months, we have seen a slight easing of values of original unsorted used clothing, although some might say…

Salvaging ‘lost phones’ from Africa’s waste graveyard

Around 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop….

Costa Rica firm makes cement from Africa’s plastic waste

South Africa uses more than 1.5 million tonnes of plastics each year but just over 20% of this is recycled….

Platinum group metals innovation from South Africa saves a lot more energy

Platinum group metals represent an attractive market for recyclers in various parts of the world. A new player stepping onto…

Plastic bottle recycling record for South Africa

The South African plastics industry recycled a record 2.15 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles in 2017, according to industry…

Recycled hospital waste to benefit ‘desperate’ children in Africa

South Africa – Pharmaceutical firm Adcock Ingram Critical Care has joined forces with a group of local hospitals and waste…

Survey says: South African plastics recyclers faced recyclate oversupply in 2016

South Africa – Last year, 1.144 million tons of recyclable plastic entered the waste stream in South Africa, of which…