Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). The largest contributions to this decrease were made by the following divisions: • petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products (-9.6% and contributing -2.1 percentage points); • food and beverages (-2.9% and contributing -0.9…

How Covid-19 has forced businesses to re-evaluate cleaning regimes, waste management

One of the biggest changes last year, brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach at facilitating their cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management activities and protocols. Image supplied According to Brindha Roberts, head of sustainability at waste management company Averda, one of the most interesting developments…

policies need to support the trade

The waste economy in Lagos is huge. It is well connected with the domestic formal economy and has also established links into trans-border trade with neighbouring and distant countries. But managing the city’s solid waste remains an intractable problem. While there have been some improvements, for example in solid waste policies, investment and management practices,…