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PETCO witnesses huge recycling success in South Africa

South Africa – More than 2 billion plastic bottles were recycled in South Africa last year. In fact, the country’€™s…

Plastics-to-fuel breakthrough in Africa

Africa – Africa’s first recycling plant that converts end-of-life plastics into commercial synthetic fuel oil is underway. Alternative Energy Systems,…

Africa: call to action over ‘unsound’ lead recycling practices

Africa – Governments and authorities in East Africa need to enforce standards for environmentally-sound lead-acid battery recycling that are in…

South Africa takes ‘exciting’ rPET leap

South Africa – The first Bottle-2-Bottle recycling plant in Africa has been opened by South Africa’s minister of environmental affairs…

Plans for major can recycling plant in South Africa

South Africa – South African aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin has announced plans to invest ZAR 300 million (US$ 25.4 million)…

Balcan boost for lamp recycling in South Africa

South Africa – Lamp recycling technology major Balcan Engineering is celebrating the completion of its first South African contract with…

South African recyclers condemn scrap export controls

South Africa – South Africa’s Metal Recycling Association (MRA) fears a heavy impact on business and employment now the country’s…

South Africa on the ‘radioactive recycling road’

South Africa – A proposal from the US Department of Energy to mix radioactive metal from nuclear weapons factories with…

ISRI urges South Africa to reconsider scrap export ‘intervention’

South Africa – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has expressed ‘grave concern’ that South Africa is considering imposing…

South Africa struggles with recycling rate

South Africa – ‘Only 3.3% of the country’s urban population regularly recycled household waste in 2010,’ a new study by…

HP boost to e-scrap recycling in East Africa

Africa – In a bid to recycle more electronics in East Africa, US-based multi-national Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been operating ‘€˜the…