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Monday, 09 December 2019 15:51

Turn Your Garden into a Carbon Sink

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More carbon is sequestered in the planet’s soils than in living plants and the atmosphere combined. Over the past century, however, soil carbon has been widely depleted, mostly due to unsustainable land management practices that disrupt natural processes that create carbon-rich organic matter.  Change is needed and it is appearing in the…
Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry (including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers) has congratulated the Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries (DEAFF) on the hosting of a very successful Plastics Colloquium in Boksburg recently. According to…
The Trans Africa Water Alliance (TAWA) consortium has announced a far reaching plan - three years in the making - to solve the looming water crisis in parts of South Africa, starting in the Western Cape.  Under the leadership of Dr. Konstant Bruinette, former Chairman of the consulting team behind the…
Technology provides innovative answers to complicated challengesBy Dr Shadrack Moephuli President and CEO, Agricultural Research Council The drought which brought the Western Cape to its knees and hammered agriculture in various parts of the country – resulting in job losses and lost production - brought home the pressing need for…
What can Hansgrohe do to curb your water usage?  On September 2nd 2019, eNCA reported that the province of Gauteng could soon be facing a water crisis along the same lines as the Western Cape last year. Experts have said that water sharing may just become a reality, as the…
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…

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