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July 2019

Nomlindelo “Pinky” Modisang, Lindithando Construction & Projects JohannesburgPlastic Heroes

Everyday heroes weigh in on the war on plastic

Photo credits: by Fiona MacPherson Have you ever wondered why certain types of plastic bottles are plucked out of your rubbish by “trolly-preneurs” every week? These informal recyclers are looking for PET bottles that can be “sold” at buy-back recycling centres. What makes PET (the…
Melanie Farrell
July 25, 2019
Talks

Circular Economies: Working like nature for nature

Photo credits: PETCO/Fiona MacPherson Infographics have credits at bottom of them. By Stefanie Swanepoel Director: The Beach Co-opWe live in a throw-away culture. People throw away about 3.5 million tons of waste a day – an estimated 880 000 tons of this is plastic. Businesses…
Stefanie Swanepoel
July 21, 2019
Plastic Free July 2019CleanupsEvents

Plastic Free July 2019

Photographer: Romano Fortuin for LCA Spark TalksThe Plastic Free July campaign originated in Western Australia in 2011 and has grown from a very small number of participants to millions of people acting in more than 170 countries. The Plastic Free Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, manages…
Aaniyah Omardien
July 1, 2019