USE-IT wins GOLD in the EcoLogic Awards for Recycling and Waste Management

Date of issue: 22 April 2016 USE-IT has won the Eco-Logic Recycling and Waste Management award for work done in 2015. The awards recognizing environmental excellence are made in 14 categories by Enviropaedia and sponsored by high-level corporate supporters. ‘This year’s competition was a clear demonstration of how eco-logic thinking is now entering in the […]

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Invitation to USE-IT’s AGM

USE-IT would like to extend an invitation to the public to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting will serve as an opportunity for USE-IT to report on its highlights for 2015 and share its exciting plans for the year ahead. The guest speaker for the event is Mike Newton, Special Advisor to the […]

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Sbu Shange with staff at the SbuMeister Wash Plant Facility. (Image Source: Barry Smith).

USE-IT facilitates a partnership between waste entrepreneur and LifeCo UnLtd

USE-IT has facilitated a partnership between Sbu Shange, the owner of Sbumeister Plastics Wash Plant Facility and LifeCo UnLtd. LifeCo UnLtd is a non-profit organisation, which invests in local entrepreneurs who are driving positive change in their communities by tackling social problems, improving well-being or delivering environmental sustainability. Jessica Chaplin, Manager of Entrepreneur Advancement at […]

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Chris Whyte, Managing Director of USE-IT accepting the 'Green Technology Innovations' award at the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards Ceremony. (Image Source: USE-IT).

USE-IT scoops two Mail and Guardian Greening the Future Awards

USE-IT is the proud recipient of two Mail & Guardian Greening the Future 2015 awards, which celebrate efforts to create a cleaner planet without compromising progress. USE-IT received the ‘Green Technology Innovations’ award which recognises cutting edge technological innovations aimed at the more efficient use of natural resources. In addition, USE-IT was awarded the Editor’s […]

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The Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre is set to be complete in mid-2017.

An update on the Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre

USE-IT is excited to report on the progress made regarding the establishment of the Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre. The environmental basic assessment and waste license for the site was recently approved and the site development plans are currently in the process of being finalised. With construction scheduled to begin in April 2016, USE-IT has made […]

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eThekwini Municipality grants USE-IT R6.3 million in funding

USE-IT is pleased to announce that we are in the process of  securing R2.1 million in annual funding from eThekwini Municipality for the next three years. USE-IT’s budget was approved by the Economic Development Committee earlier this month. However, this still requires sign off from the Executive Committee and Full Council. USE-IT is very grateful for […]

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USE-IT’s Compressed Earth Blocks have been awarded a five star EcoStandard rating. (Image Source: EcoStandard).

USE-IT’s Compressed Earth Blocks boasts five star EcoStandard certification

USE-IT is proud to announce that its Compressed Earth Blocks have received a five star EcoStandard rating. USE-IT’s Compressed Earth Blocks offer a sustainable alternative to conventional building blocks. EcoStandard is an environmental certification body, which aims to establish a portfolio of certified and rated products within South Africa’s construction sector. The EcoProduct label is […]

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Entries open for the 2015 Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year

The South African Plastic Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) has announced that entries are now open for SAPRO’s Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Competition. The competition acknowledges products that are made from recycled materials and in doing so encourages brand owners and industrial designers to use recycled plastics. The competition invites entrants in five product […]

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Corporate Social Investment Opportunity: Upcycling Project at Ningizimu Special Needs School

USE-IT would like to appeal to businesses and the public to lend their support to the up-cycling project at Ningizimu Special Needs School. The school caters for learners aged five to eighteen who have been diagnosed with intellectual impairments such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and down’s syndrome. The up-cycling project […]

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