General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) has been declared a 100% landfill-free organisation, with its two manufacturing sites in Port Elizabeth recently joining its non-manufacturing facilities in achieving zero waste to landfill - four years ahead of GM's global deadline of 2020.
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Aimed at developing a pan-African strategy to combat rampant marine pollution off Africa's coast, the inaugural African Marine Waste Conference will take place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on the south-east tip of the continent from July 9-13, 2017.
General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) Struandale plant has received its conservation certification for Invasive Species Control from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).
General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) Parts Distribution Centre (PDC), situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth, has recently been declared landfill free.
The 37 000 square metre world class warehouse is the first of GM's global facilities to be recognised with this achievement this year and is the company's 43rd non-manufacturing site to become landfill free. The warehouse accommodates about 144 000 part numbers and dispatches parts and accessories to 113 dealers and 21 parts wholesalers across Southern Africa as well as 34 dealers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Hillside gets top-class eco-facility
A proposed additional 1000 mm diameter pipe in the Markman main sewer system, designed by waste water infrastructure experts AfriCoast Consulting Engineers, is set to dramatically improve the system and avert future potentially disastrous pipe bursts.
Efforts to cut down on waste and pollution impact positively on the community
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes Environmental Affairs Minister Edwa Molewa’s announcement to set aside a decision to grant environmental authorization for the development of a proposed fish farm off Hobie Beach.
Along with many other stakeholders in Nelson Mandela Bay, the Business Chamber has taken a strong stance against the fish farm, based on its location and the effect it could have particularly on the beachfront tourism industry.
In an eight page document, Minister Molewa said that she had decided to revert the matter to the deputy director general of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for reconsideration after certain undertakings were made.
BEV Mattheus, the task Team Co-ordinator at the Business Chamber,talks to Gary Blom about her greening projects at home. Bev has a worm farm in her garden at home as well as a grey water system in place. She encourages others to start greening projects, saying that it does not require a lot of space nor is it very difficult to maintain. It is all about looking out for the environment, not only about thinking what you will save in your purse.
- 'Zero hero' GMSA achieves total landfill-free validation
- Conference to innovatively tackle Africa's Marine Waste problem
- GMSA's Struandale Facility earned Wildlife Habitat Certification
- Zero Waste to Landfill for GMSA's Parts Distribution Centre
- Green teaching the aim of new centre
- Additions to Markman Main Sewer will improve delivery and avoid environmental disaster
- GMSA wins coveted Environmental Award
- Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes Fish Farm decision
- Victory for opponents of the Algoa Bay fish farm
- Meet the Business Chamber’s very own Greening Champ