Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Global Waste Group
1 follower
1 follower
About
Global Waste Group's posts

Post has attachment
We are an authorised waste removal service provider and since 2007 in business. We aim at quality service delivery, good client relations and are proud of our growing customer base.
We render our weekly – / daily – / garden – and recycling waste removal services at Estates, Commercial-, and Sectional Title premises in four regions of Tshwane: Pretoria – North, Montana, East and Centurion. Our skip (2m3 / 4m3 / 6m3) service for building rubble / garden waste is also available!

www.globalwaste.co.za #GlobalWasteGroup #WasteManagement #FreeRecycling #GlobalServices
Photo

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Let us see below a common way of managing waste:
Incineration method of waste management:
This simply means burning waste. This method is common in countries with limited landfill space. Incineration chambers can be small for domestic use, but ther are large ones for municipal use as well. It is great for treating waste with contamination (like those from hospitals) and hazardous waste from factories, but the method produces too much carbon dioxide (see our air pollution lesson). Modern incineration processes are more efficient and release less dioxin than home fireplaces and backyard barbecues. This method is very common in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. This method is effective, but expensive.

www.globalwaste.co.za #GlobalWasteGroup #WasteManagement #FreeRecycling #GlobalFacts
Photo

Post has attachment
#WasteCon2016: Addressing Africa's waste management challenges

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa's (IWMSA) biennial conference WasteCon plans to cover all aspects of waste management; from waste-to-energy initiatives to the economic viability of waste and waste legislation.
#WasteCon2016: Addressing Africa's waste management challenges
© freshidea – za.fotolia.com
WasteCon 2016 will take place from 17-21 October 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. With a programme encompassing all topics of waste management, the conference and exhibition will focus on the immense strides and changes made in the industry. “The conference boasts international and local speakers with years of experience in the industry. Everyone who operates in the industry cannot afford to miss this event,” says Jonathan Shamrock, chairman of the WasteCon 2016 organising committee.

“There has been a significant shift in policy and the conference topics will uniquely tie in with what industry is doing in the waste arena. It will focus on resource recovery and recycling, to ultimately divert waste from landfill sites,” says Shamrock.

Environmentally conscious individuals

Another key point for the conference is to reinforce the reduction of waste from the ground level up; highlighting how individuals can be more environmentally conscious and leave a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

“A major challenge in waste management is that it needs to be cost effective. The conference will look at the unique challenges Africa faces in this regard and what the most appropriate, cost effective solution will be for southern Africa and the continent as a whole,” explains Shamrock.

77 papers will be presented by experts in waste management. The main themes will be recycling, waste management and landfill engineering. The latest products will also be displayed by exhibitors at the conference.

“All facets of waste management will be covered, making it a must-attend event,” concludes Shamrock.

For more info, go to www.wastecon.co.za. View the programme.

Post has attachment
Putting waste to work - biogas to energy

The City of Johannesburg's water management company, Johannesburg Water (JW), has proven the business case for alternative energy solutions with the commissioning of a second municipal wastewater biogas-to-energy plant in Diepsloot. At the plant, more than 405ML of sewage is treated per day and it has been in full operation since August 2012.

JW since commissioned a second biogas-to-energy project at its Driefontein waste water treatment works (WWTW) with operations expected to commence in October 2016.

Biogas-to-energy technology has the potential to reduce a WWTW’s reliance on conventional energy, but for some municipal plants, opportunities may be secondary to water treatment challenges, including sludge quality and plant management.

Read the full article on www.earthworksmagazine.co.za.

Post has attachment
Land clean-up awareness on the rise in SA - ERM

Jan Rasmussen, partner within the contaminated site management practice at the African operations of ERM, the global sustainability consultancy, has noted that South African business is now waking up to the challenges of soil and water contamination.
Jan Rasmussen
Jan Rasmussen
This awareness is creating the potential for much broader corporate action to identify risks and manage contaminated land.

Rasmussen says established ranks of corporate volunteers are being joined by a new wave of companies that take their Waste Act responsibilities to heart and seek professional help to assess site impacts resulting from historical land uses and past practices.

“Those companies that are coming forward should be saluted,” he says. “Previously, only certain companies acted voluntarily to assess contamination and remediated as appropriate. However, these volunteers are now being joined by firms with a proactive approach to the new legislation.

“The 2014 updates to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Part 8) take us beyond voluntary intervention and impose an obligation on businesses engaged in activities involving a risk of significant contamination to conduct investigations to see if their land is contaminated.

“The Act, however, does not set up a contaminated land ‘police force’. It is therefore commendable that we are now seeing companies coming forward of their own accord to quantify risk and implement remedial strategies to address contamination risks.”

Proactive SA firms

Rasmussen says some companies have global links and are acting in line with international best practice. Others are proactive South African firms that apply sustainable business principles and wish to reassure employees, investors and communities.

However, some businesses remain apprehensive and have yet to take the first steps to assess their contaminated land risk.

Says Rasmussen: “Those who come forward find that the Department of Environmental Affairs is supportive. In our experience, the DEA is happy to work in partnership with corporates to tackle contaminated land challenges.

“The best solutions are invariably win-win, with positive outcomes for both business and the environment.”

ERM uses high-resolution site characterisation techniques and rigorous modelling to determine the level of risk posed by onsite contamination, and whether active remediation is required to mitigate the identified risks. Where feasibility is confirmed, ERM’s technical experts develop a site management strategy and implement a solution that meets their client’s business objectives, and the regulator’s requirements.

“Our intention is to implement remedial strategies that can achieve clean-up targets within a realistic timeframe, that are protective of both human health and the environment, and manage our clients’ risks,” says Rasmussen.

Intervention process

An intervention typically includes site characterisation, quantitative risk assessments, remedial options analyses and costing, system selection, design, implementation and management.

Remediation is necessary when contamination entails a risk to human health or the environment. Where the risk is not significant, remediation may not be necessary.

When soil or groundwater remediation is called for, ERM designs, builds, installs and manages customised systems to achieve the remediation goals.

Rasmussen believes the number of companies looking to voluntarily initiate site investigations will continue to rise.

He explains: “Public awareness of contaminated land and water issues is growing, and the new Waste Act focuses corporate attention on their legal responsibilities. In addition, we now have an increasingly active forum – the Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Africa or NICOLA – to promote cooperation between industry, the academic world and service providers.

“Previously, some companies may not have been proactive enough. However, it’s encouraging that so many are preparing to make a clean break with the past.”

Post has attachment
Sun City gardens most water-wise in the country

The South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) has recognised the lush gardens at Sun International's Sun City as the most water wise in the country. Life Landscapes, the resort's outsourced landscaping and garden maintenance service provider, has won the Rand Water Trophy for the Best Water Wise Project this year for its joint projects with RealGreen.

The trophy, the highest accolade in the water-wise category, was presented at The SALI Awards of Excellence which took place during the South African Green Industries Council's (SAGIC) convention in Johannesburg recently.

“With South Africa being a semi-arid country, water is a precious resource that must be protected. The North West, like many areas of the country, faces water shortages and we are committed to water-wise practices at every level of our operation, including the gardens.

“We are thrilled that our team and garden services provider’s efforts to save water have been recognised with this award. It just goes to show that it is possible to have lush and beautiful gardens while saving water,” says Danie Boshoff, the environmental manager at Sun City Resort.

Sun City has a comprehensive water management programme in place to conserve water. The resort was also the first private institution in the tourism and hospitality sector in South Africa to be awarded Green Drop Status by the Department of Water Affairs. The Green Drop award certifies that the resort has been evaluated on its compliance with wastewater legislation and management, and meets the highest performance standards for Wastewater Quality Management.

Post has attachment
What is Waste Recycling?
Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new, useful products. This is done to reduce the use of raw materials that would have been used. Recycling also uses less energy and and great way of controlling air, water and land pollution.
Effective recycling starts with household (or the place where the waste was created). In many serious countries, the authorities help households with bin bags with labels on them. Households then sort out the waste themselves and place them in the right bags for collection. This makes the work less difficult.

www.globalwaste.co.za #GlobalWasteGroup #WasteManagement #FreeRecycling #GlobalFacts
Photo

Post has attachment
Play your part!
Efficient and effective waste management is best achieved at household levels.
If every person gets involved, we can have a powerful effect on the our environment in a positive way.
Many times, people want to do the right things but they feel they are alone, and their actions will not make any difference — Wrong!!
There are millions of great teens like you who appreciate the magnitude of the waste problem and are doing the right things to help. But we can do more and get others who are not doing well to do better.

www.globalwaste.co.za #GlobalWasteGroup #WasteManagement #FreeRecycling #GlobalDifference
Photo

Post has attachment
Global Waste Group is doing our part to protect the environment for present and future generations and invite you to participate in our recycling initiative and the green economy. Together we then contribute and are in line with the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) goal: “promote waste minimisation, reuse, recycle and recovery of waste”.

www.globalwaste.co.za #GlobalWasteGroup #WasteManagement #FreeRecycling #GlobalInspiration
Wait while more posts are being loaded