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Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – the Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions

By Wendy Lipscomb on 28 June 2018

Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives. Most importantly, the ocean is vital to the food chain.

Companies Must Push Harder on Achieving Sustainability Goals

By EHS Today on 18 April 2018

While 69% of companies ask suppliers to effectively manage their environmental impacts, only 34% actually provide tools and resources to incentivize action.

Down the drain – how water leakage affects us and what we can do about it

By Environmental Management Magazine on 28 March 2018

37% of water in our urban piped water systems leaks out or is used illegally”. That’s more than a third of our country’s water, going down the drain. With the water crisis in the Cape, looming water concerns across the world, and a growing population, this figure remains far too

Bold steps are needed toward a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly in South Africa

By The Conversation on 22 March 2018

Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created a situation in which there is not enough water (supply) to meet people’s needs (demand).

Shortcuts in waste disposal adding to SA’s massive environmental challenges

By Environmental Management Magazine on 05 March 2018

Unlike many developed countries around the globe that operate within a regenerative system called a “circular economy,” South Africa only recycles 10% of its waste. Considering that most of our waste is destined for landfills, the promotion of responsible disposal practices remai

How Cape Town’s water crisis could make people sick

By The Conversation on 19 February 2018

Day zero, when the 4 million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility. The city has informed residents that water supplies will be turned off on the day and only retained for high risk areas and essential services. Citizens will have to queue fo

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

By The Conversation on 13 February 2018

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate and issues such as water stress. If governments are serious about overcoming these challenges, they must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals

Summer rain can’t wash away business’s water crisis

By Environmental Management Magazine on 08 February 2018

Summer rains are not going to wash away South Africa’s water crisis and organisational planning to manage enduring water shortages and rising water costs has now become urgent. The water alert to business has been sounded by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global lead

South Africa needs good water management - not new water laws

By The Conversation on 07 February 2018

Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used. But it’s a difficult resource and when things go wrong, the temptation is to blame the unpredictable water – or the rules.

Webinar Implementing water saving measures in your food facility

By Linda Jackson on 29 January 2018

How does a company implement water saving measures, is the government involved in this, how do you get your team on board with water saving measures, what are the challenges and the risks? All of these are questions which are increasingly important for food facilities in the curr

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