Africa Day gave the 2016 participants of Miss Earth South Africa a chance to get their hands dirty when they planted trees at Midrand Primary School, all in the name of protecting our environment.
Gas is flared at Robinson Deep, Johannesburg's biggest landfill, and at Marie Louise, another of its five sites. But generators will be installed this year at the former to turn the methane into power. When all its landfills are all online, it will produce enough power to supply 12 500 middle-income households.
A number of companies around the country make it simple to recycle plastics, paper, glass and even building materials. Here's a guide to recycling across South Africa.