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Driving sustainable development – circularity & ESG in mining

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Mining is a historically linear process – we take materials from the earth, make products from them and eventually throw them away as waste. With the intensification of climate change, environmental degradation, pollution – all products of linear economies – the mining industry needs to transition to a circular economy.

Turning unwanted into wanted: EnviroServ’s 45-Year journey to environmental excellence

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In the ever-evolving landscape of waste management, EnviroServ stands as a distinguished leader, with a legacy of expertise. Established in 1979 and headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, the company has consistently pioneered innovative waste solutions, finding solutions to help customers become part of the circular economy.

Taking a future-ready approach to sustainable building and design

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The construction sector must not be overlooked in the drive towards achieving net zero. While sectors such as industrial manufacturing, mining and fossil fuel power generation tend to grab more headlines, the construction of buildings and infrastructure accounts for approximately 7 Gt CO2e, or 20% of global carbon emissions, where 4 Gt CO2e is associated with the materials used for construction.

Waste governance – can your cost burden become a value driver?

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Sustainability has risen to board level discussions in South African corporates, as they grapple with both the public’s demand for environmentally friendly products as well as the growing requirements of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting.

BusinessBrief December/January 2023/24 edition is now available!

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Read our exclusive cover story titled Waste Governance - can your cost burden become a value driver? by Kate Stubbs, Group Business Development and Marketing Director, Interwaste, plus a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics.

BPO for sustainability – the path to greener business practices

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To minimise environmental impact, many organisations seek to implement eco-conscious strategies into their operational practices.

Are profit and sustainability mutually exclusive?

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The world’s population is predicted to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050 and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that we will need to produce 60% more food to feed everyone, a huge increase that will undoubtedly take its toll on the planet.

How effective waste management supports ESG ratings?

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Kate Stubbs | Marketing Director | Interwaste | mail me | Our resilience and adaptability have been put to the test more than ever over the last 18...

Protecting South Africa’s biodiversity – little steps can be made by...

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For the past 50 years, human activities have dramatically reduced biodiversity across the globe. We have, through our actions, extinguished our habitats and reduced populations of plants and wild animals by up to 60% so that today, our natural resources and the species on our planet are under threat – from us.

Waste carries true potential for South Africa

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If we really want to encourage the ‘nothing wasted’ mindset, investing in a circular economy model must be taken seriously. Whilst still a relatively new concept, in Africa, this model offers significant opportunities to truly deliver far more inclusive growth for the economy and includes an increase in job opportunities as well as positive environmental practices - all of which is needed for sustainable growth - a dire need for South Africa.

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