SA wind industry joins global push for net-zero ahead of COP26 and climate change bill
Ahead of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, taking place 31 October to 12 November 2021, and the imminent parliamentary tabling of South Africa’s Climate Change Bill, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure the country’s wind industry aligns with global plans.
Beaches and rivers in SA, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia get new lease on life with clean-up campaigns
Beaches and waterways in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia received a welcome freshening up on International Coastal and River Cleanup Day this year as teams of volunteers supported by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa sprang into action to collect plastic waste.
Reusable shopping bag supports leopard conservation this Heritage Month
This Heritage Month, Pick n Pay and the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) have collaborated to produce a limited-edition reusable shopping bag to promote conservation of the Western Cape’s biodiversity, and to bring awareness of the rare leopard.
Ahoy, me hearties! Captain Fanplastic is making waves
On International Coastal Cleanup Day (18 September) Captain Fanplastic is launching with Alessandro Gigli and Zolani Mahola an incredible audio project. With catchy pirate songs and an audio book of ‘The Legend of Captain Fanplastic’, it takes Captain Fanplastic’s message to another level. Telling the story of how this friendly pirate saves ocean creatures from plastic and then turns that plastic into treasure. The book is available in print, as an e-book and soon the newly developed audio book will be on sale too.
What started as a small, but impactful recycling initiative among 13 schools during lockdown, has boomed to 100 schools thanks to the involvement of new partners. The schools are collecting yoghurt tubs which are upcycled to create 500 school desks, and in so-doing,19 tons of plastic are diverted from landfill.
Start recycling organic waste this National Recycling Day
Friday the 17th of September is National Recycling Day in South Africa, and whilst most South Africans are very good at recycling their paper, plastics, glass and metal items, what many do not realise is that they can also recycle their organic waste! Organic waste is anything that was once alive – food waste, garden refuse, wood, paper and compostable packaging are just a few examples!
Future uncertain as consulting engineers stand ready to serve
Finding solutions to momentous social, economic and environmental challenges in South Africa today demands – more than ever – the expertise of consulting engineers, but can the sector remain up to the task?
Faithful to Nature becomes first major retailer to offer carbon-neutral delivery
When it comes to future projections of the state of our environment, the statistics are scary. If serious action is not taken, air pollution is set to become the world’s top environmental cause of premature mortality by 2050, while global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to increase by 50%.