“Pollution and waste management are becoming top of mind issues both locally and internationally,” says Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions. “Not only are we seeing the impacts of poor environmental management in our daily lives, but international and local legislation will increasingly force organisations to address pollution and waste issues. In line with the South African National Development Plan goals on a sustainable, low carbon economy and the National Waste Management Strategy, more efficient methods must be harnessed to reduce pollution and improve waste management in South Africa. In addition, there is significant scope for business opportunities and job creation through innovative approaches to pollution and waste management in the country.”
Pollution and Waste Technology Africa will focus on issues such as sustainable cities and industries, exploitation of waste materials, wastewater management, air pollution management, sites and soils management, aquatic and coastline management, sustainable procurement and agriculture.
The international trade-only expo will feature three days of workshops, and will serve as a technology showcase and knowledge hub for local authorities, engineers, manufacturers, researchers and professionals within pollution, energy, water, waste and construction sectors.
“As there are significant synergies in the two events‘ focus themes and audiences, Pollution and Waste Technology Africa will be staged alongside the Africa Automation Fair 2017,” says Weaving.