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Loadshedding, and unexpected power failures, continue to inconvenience and frustrate South Africans, often leaving businesses and homes in the dark for long periods. It’s important to have an effective solution in place that will not only power your business or home but also keep your security systems powered to keep…
“A fast-changing climate brings changes to the way landowners are managing plant growth, both indigenous and invasive alien species, on their land,” says Cobus Meiring of the Garden Route Environmental Forum (GREF). The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 brought about a new urgency to better manage natural resources in Africa if…
June 2020 - Water tanks and water hygiene have come to the forefront as the Coronavirus pandemic is expected to impact poorest communities in Africa who have limited access to water for basic sanitation, hygiene and health. “This pandemic highlights the need to get water back on the health agenda,” says…
The effects of climate change on the environment is pushing many industries to review their practices and consider what they can adapt to make a positive change. For the industrial sector, this includes shifting toward responsible energy usage and the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power. In…
The South African plastics industry has welcomed the recent findings released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), confirming that reusable, plastic shopping bags have the lowest environmental footprint compared to carrier bags made from alternative materials.   The study was funded by the Department of Science and…
The South African plastics industry has welcomed the recent findings released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), confirming that reusable, plastic shopping bags have the lowest environmental footprint compared to carrier bags made from alternative materials. The study was funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)…
The SUNREF programme has been extended to the end of November 2020, enabling even more South African businesses to access its credit facility to support their renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. This extension comes as the economy is facing tough times and will bring much required funding and support…
Prior to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, started on 27 March 2020, the country’s collection and recovery rate of post-consumer metal packaging (aluminium and tinplate) was estimated at an impressive 75.8%, as reported by BMi Research. The national five-week lockdown constrained the usual material recovery processes and MetPac-SA projects that this…
Burt Rodrigues, CEO of  Biodx shares his insights into level four lockdown and what that means.  “If you were out on the streets on May 1st you probably saw lots of happy people riding bikes, running and walking with their eager dogs, freed from their homes after over a month of…
Thursday, 07 May 2020 14:10

SAPPMA WELCOMES BT-INDUSTRIAL AS MEMBERS 

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Johannesburg, 30 April 2020.  The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) is proud to welcome BT-Industrial (BTI) who has signed up recently as a member.  The BT Industrial Group consists of three specialised business units, i.e. a professional services division that focuses on project management, quantity surveying and engineering solutions;…
Unique, live discussions to learn, connect and engage “A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much needed financing,” says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert. “Often WASH…
SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Institute) is urging South Africans to use energy sparingly as the country enters Stage 4 of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions that will see a gradual increase in demand, particularly in the mining industry and other companies that will be starting to operate.  Across the…

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