The first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium will take place on 7 & 8 November 2016, in Cape Town.  The colloquium will bring together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identify key challenges, and share capacity building and data collection efforts.   The colloquium is hosted by the NCPC-SA and University of Cape Town, in collaboration with ecoinvent and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

The second Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium will take place on 31 October - 1 November 2017, in Johannesburg.  The colloquium will bring together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identify key challenges, and share capacity building and data collection efforts.  

Industry representatives from KwaZulu-Natal companies will attend an industrial symbiosis business opportunity workshop on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in Durban. By employing an innovate reuse and recycling solution, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Symbiosis Programme (KISP) will match participants together for the sake of exchanging unused or residual resources of one company for the use of another, thereby diverting waste from landfills and reducing costs to companies.

 

A resounding 203 potential synergies were identified between participating KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) companies at the industrial symbiosis business opportunity workshop that was hosted by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in Durban. The day raised the awareness among KZN industry of how waste can be turned into a reusable resource by entering into mutually beneficial collaborative agreements.

ZuluGal Retro, a Durban based social enterprise producing recycled and up-cycled wallets and other fashion accessories made by differently abled individuals and their caregivers, is on the verge of distributing their products globally following their participation in the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme.

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