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Friday, 15 November 2019 10:59

Easy Ways To Reduce your Personal Carbon Footprint

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There is a lot of conversation taking place now about companies needing to reduce their carbon emissions or pay Carbon Tax, while not very much is being said about the need for individuals to reduce their personal greenhouse gas emissions. Human activity produces over 40 billion tonnes  of carbon dioxide…
WRAPP (Waste Recycling App) is an innovative tech start-up that uses a simple mobile application to connect independent truck owners to businesses needing waste affordably and responsibly removed and disposed of. A member of the Institute of Waste Management South Africa and a City of Cape Town-accredited waste services provider, it moves…
By Garyn Rapson, Partner & Paula-Ann Novotny, Associate at Webber Wentzel Companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time. Minimising waste is already a legal requirement in South Africa (SA).  The National Waste Management Strategy advocates…
by Gillian Niven, Paula-Ann Novotny & Jeanique Pretorius The Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) is the latest addition to the array of legal instruments South Africa (SA) has adopted to transition to a low-carbon economy and as part of its commitment to adapt to and mitigate against climate change…
by Jason van der Poel, Alexandra Felekis, Mzukisi Kota & Mongezi Dladla at Webber Wentzel ​On Tuesday 29 October 2019, the South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, released, and held a media briefing on, a special paper entitled "Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry, 2019" (the Roadmap). The Roadmap highlights the…
Polyflor SA and Innovative Pvc Compounds (IPC), both members of the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), joined hands recently to ensure that 7.5 tons of vinyl floor off-cuts are collected, of which 6 tons were recycled, following an installation at the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital – a…
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:42

Carbon Tax Training 07 November 2019

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Join us as we unpack the provisions of the new Carbon Tax Bill. The Carbon Tax Bill which has been debated for the past 8 years has finally been signed into law and has been effective since 01 June 2019.   The Bill imposes a liability on the greenhouse gases…
Polyflor SA and Innovative Pvc Compounds (IPC), both members of the Southern African Vinyls Association(SAVA), joined hands recently to ensure that 7.5 tons of vinyl floor off-cuts are collected, of which 6 tons were recycled, following an installation at the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital – a new R3bn hospital in KwaMashu that…
Cape Town, 24 October 2019.  The Polystyrene Association of SA has launched a Food Compliance Responsibility Initiative (FCRI) that is aimed at addressing health and safety concerns surrounding the use of polystyrene. Members of the Association who manufacture packaging used in food contact applications have been encouraged to sign a…
When a Mpumalanga Platimum mine required a clean and reliable gland water supply solution for their slurry pumps, they chose Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) as best equipped to offer them the most suitable option available.Mechanical Rotating Solutions supplied and installed two Vertical Multistage centrifugal pumps supporting the unit in supplying…
Sitting at its first session of the Sixth Parliamentary term, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) revived 15 Bills which were not finalised when the 5th term ended and had accordingly lapsed. The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill [B14D-17] (NEMLAA4 Bill) is one of the bills. The proceedings on the…
Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact on the Bahamas in August 2019 was yet another reminder of the massive threat tropical storms pose to life and property. Warming oceans and a changing climate raise the possibility of dangerous tropical storms becoming more powerful and more frequent, making coastal areas much more vulnerable…

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