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Going Green in South Africa - Waste Management and Recycling

Why Waste in conjunction with the Kwazulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism recently hosted a Waste Management and Environmental Conservation Workshop at the Ladysmith Department of Public Works Auditorium. Stakeholders from Business and Government were in attendance.


Topics Presented included:

1. Pollution and Contamination of Water and Air Resources.
2. Waste Management.
3. Waste Disposal and Contributing Factors.
4. Recycling and Job Creation within South Africa.
5. Waste Recovery and Prevention.
6. Environmental Degradation.
7. Education and the Environment.
8. The South African Waste Act.
9. Individual Accountability.
10 Waste Business Opportunities.


Presentations were conducted and various stakeholders present included:
DET - Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
DAFF - Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry.
NDEA - National Department of Environmental Affairs.
Uthukela District Municipality.
Okhahlamba Local Municipality.
KZN Ezemvelo Wil…

Slideshow - Climate Change is Real - The Inconvenient Truth

In 2009, Al Gore followed up with the publication of Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, a book that "gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis". "It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will."








00:20:19 One thousand years of temperature history obtained from isotope analysis of ice cores.

00:16:08 Measured since 1958, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has been increasing steadily.





00:20:53 One thousand years of CO2 and temperature data -- the curves have similar shape.






00:22:49 650,000 years of CO2 and temperature history, from Antarctic ice cores. Dips record ice ages. CO2 concentration and temperature are related. CO2 has spiked upward in recent years.






00:23:53 If no changes are made, CO2 concentration is predicted to climb much higher (to 600 ppm) in 45 yea…