Barbara Creecy, the Minister for Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, has announced her intention to set the national norms and standards for organic waste composting. Please see the draft norms and standards at  http://sawic.environment.gov.za under “Draft Documents for Comment” and submit your comments to the department by the 1st of November 2019.

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By Cassandra Gamble (GREEN HOME) The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA) held a half-day seminar titled ‘Demystifying Bioplastics’ on 11 July 2019 at the V&A Waterfront Clock Tower in Cape Town. The event aimed to shed light on compostable bioplastic packaging while bringing various stakeholders in the organic recycling, packaging, retail, research and

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International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the

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