The Department of Environmental Affairs is seeking comments on proposals regarding Waste Tyre regulations. The regulations seek to repeal the Waste Tyre Regulations of 2009 and the 2016 amendments. You can view the gazette here.
With a plastics waste ban already proposed, China noted that imports of scrap metals like steel, copper, nickel, tin, aluminium and zinc are not on the restricted import list, however, the Ministry of Environmental Protection listed steel, copper and aluminium scrap from automobiles, ships and electronic devices under a “limited import” category. Read more at Waste […]
Mpact officially opened it’s liquid packaging recycling plant at the company’s Spring’s paper mill. This enables Mpact to recycle 25 000 tonnes per year of packaging such as milk cartons, juice cartons and coffee cups. You can contact your nearest Mpact Recycling branch about selling to them. View our Buyer’s page for info. Read the […]
REDISA ceases tyre collections Effective from 1st June 2017, REDISA has ceased all Tyre collections. The Department of Environmental Affairs has been granted an order to liquidate REDISA and wind up it’s affairs. Read the REDISA statement. Visit DEAs SAWIC website to read DEA’s proposal to withdraw the REDISA plan (irrelevant now?), the Audit reports which lead to […]
For comment by 17 May 2017: Proposed National Norms and Standards for sorting, shredding, grinding, crushing, screening or bailing of general waste. There are two calls for public comment. The first is the amendment to the list of activities likely to have a detrimental effect on the Environment. This amendment is seeking to add a few […]
For comment by 30 April 2017: Tyre Industry to prepare and submit an Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan. There are two notices out. I haven’t looked at them in detail, but from what I have seen they look very similar, or perhaps even identical. The notices are the draft call for the Tyre Industry to […]