Waste: Related news and events


The SAWEEEDA NPC intends to submit, to the Minister of Environmental Affairs, an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the management of Electrical and Electronic waste, in terms of the Section 28... Read more


South Africa is on the brink of adopting a new national plan to handle the estimated 360 000 tonnes of e-waste produced annually. Of that, currently only 25 000 to 35... Read more


The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued the Section 28 Call for Industry Waste Management Plans on 6th December 2017. Read more


PETCO will host workshops around the country to present the PET Sector Waste Management Plan and to obtain feedback and comments from stakeholders. Read more


The Western Cape Government would like to find out more about your business to establish where they can refine Government interventions to assist your business to grow while reducing youth... Read more


GreenCape has been assisting the Dutch with the delivery of two key projects in South Afirca since 2016. Read more


We have republished our 2018 waste market intelligence report (MIR). This was the result of an error which we only picked up after our first publication and which we have... Read more


The African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), of which GreenCape is a founding member, will be screening a documentary called Closing the Loop. Read more


On the 20th of March the City of Cape Town with support from Old Mutual, GreenCape and Western Cape Government hosted an alternative water workshop for plumbers. Read more


Wesgro and GreenCape cordially invite you to participate in a dialogue on the approach to strengthening the water sector in the Western Cape. The engagement will be addressed by the Minister... Read more


On 28 February 2018, GreenCape hosted an event on ‘Water Security in the Construction Industry’. The event was held in collaboration with the Western Cape Government Department of Economic Development... Read more


On the 21 February 2018, GreenCape together with Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster hosted an Industry Support Roundtable to assist businesses in the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather industry in... Read more


On 14 February 2018, GreenCape hosted a Basement Water Reuse Workshop Event. The event was aimed at commercial, industrial, property, city and business representatives interested in the reuse of basement... Read more


Sarebi, together with Stop Reset Go, the Cape Town Science Centre, concerned organisations, business leaders, and design shapers, have organised a citizen based event to develop innovative design solutions for the water... Read more


The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has released the revised Water Outlook 2018 Report. Read more


On 19 January 2018 the City of Cape Town released a request for ideas (RFI) to the marketplace on how the City can make use of digital technology and data... Read more


Reliance, the leading certified organic compost provider in the Western Cape, and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) have reached a major milestone. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), a free facilitation service to companies, has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018. Read more


The City of Cape Town (CoCT) has begun phase three of their innovative Home Composting Programme, providing free home composting containers to encourage residents to start composting at home. Read more


Cullinan & Associates are running a workshop on environmental/green business hot topics - specifically those areas with recent legal amendments and important implications for businesses.They are going to cover: impact... Read more


More than 80 enthusiastic attendees joined WMRIG (the Waste Minimisation and Recycling Interest Group), Western Cape at this free information-sharing and networking event, held at Philippi Village on Thursday 12 October. Read more


On the 19th of October 2017 the City of Cape Town (CoCT) hosted an energy, water and waste forum. Read more


SOLTRAIN is presenting its second specialised course on "solar heat for industrial application".  The course will focus on the analyses of industrial processes, which are suitable for solar integration. Read more


SAREBI Renewable Energy & ENERGY Efficiency Enterprise Development Programme in association with the City of Cape Town have opened Call III for their Enterprise Development programme. Read more


The Western Cape government have issued a final call for applicants for the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). Read more


The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK) is inviting farmers, engineers, scientists, project developers, consultants, investors and the financing sector to participate in the third Biogas Training Seminar. Read more


GreenCape is recruiting a Waste Economy Programme Analyst. Read more


The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. Read more


GreenCape won three Ecologic Awards at the annual Ecologic Awards ceremony held at the CSIR International Conference Centre in Pretoria last night. Read more


On the 29th and 30th October 2016, two members from the GreenCape WISP team participated in the Social Fabric Off-cuts Project. Read more


GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more


Are you a self-motivated, creative and organised bright spark who writes well, learns quickly and is happy to have multiple projects on the go? If so, then this role may... Read more


Wesgro notes US President Donald Trump’s intended withdrawal from the Paris Agreement with regret. Read more


On May 30th GreenCape launched it's Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year - the first of it's kind for the organisation. Read more


Around 7000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. Read more


As part of international bioeconomy expert, Kees Kwant of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency's visit to the Western Cape a workshop was held on the 9 May 2017 at the Graham... Read more


GreenCape in collaboration with the Green Building Council of South Africa is holding a workshop at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo taking place 23-24 May 2017 at Gallagher... Read more


PETCO, in collaboration with GreenCape, is pleased to announce the second of its workshops for 2017, focusing on Transitioning to a Circular Economy in South Africa. Read more


As part of GreenCape’s bioeconomy work a joint workshop with Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence from the University of York and the Chemistry Department from the University of Cape Town... Read more


The Barclays Accelerator is hiring 9 very talented entrepreneurs, designers & developers to join the Associate program for the upcoming program based in Cape Town (May – August 2017). Read more


Applications for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of SA (GCIP-SA) are now open and the closing date is 26th April 2017. Read more


Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. Read more


We are proud to announce the publication of GreenCape’s 2017 market intelligence reports, covering key green economy sectors: Read more


Realizing local business opportunities through value-add to fruit and vegetable residues, and wastes. Read more


During Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province address on 17 February 2017, she highlighted numerous green economy successes.  Some of these have been extracted below and will... Read more


The official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro, are inviting stakeholders to participate in its Export Advancement Programme. Read more


On the 23rd August 2016, GreenCape hosted a cocktail & networking event on organic waste treatment and the criteria that makes.

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Tuffy, a plastics recycling company located in Cape Town, have just launched a new innovation to enable recycling in the country. 

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The full documents of the NOWCS are posted on the website. Please note that the comment period for the Draft NOWCS and Guideline document on composting ends on Tuesday 5 March 2013. 

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GreenCape invites you to join us on the evening of the 21st November for a networking event with REDISA: Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa. 

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