It is time to keep your environment clean and green, says the Gauteng provincial government. It is relaunching its Bontle ke Botho campaign to inspire and encourage its citizens to do just that.
A small NGO called Nourish helps communities around the upmarket game reserves of Hoedspruit benefit from a range of interventions, such as a library, skills development, a food garden and a moringa plantation.
The 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering.
KwaZulu-Natal featured highly in this year's ABI Schools Recycling Programme, with Ekuthuleni Primary School grabbing the grand prize. The competition teaches children to care for the environment
Parliamentarians learned about recycling and its value to the national economy during a study tour of the Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility and Tuffy Manufacturing in Cape Town. Recycling keeps the environment clean and creates jobs, they heard.
For this year's Clean-up South Africa Week, Brand South Africa and Plastics SA are joining forces to ensure that neighbourhoods countrywide are free of rubbish and rubble. Litter is not only an eyesore, but it is also harmful to residents' health.
Helping others to help themselves can be as simple as saving your used tea bags. The women of Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, Cape Town recycle them to make art and earn a living.
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.
Here's what recycling does for the environment, the economy, and the manufacturing industries.