Takunda Yeukai Chitaka

Takunda Yeukai Chitaka
University of the Western Cape | uwc

PhD

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The increasing global concern surrounding plastic marine pollution has placed a spotlight on the key items identified as major contributors. The subsequent public outcry has forced key value-chain actors – such as brand owners, retailers and restaurateurs – to be seen to be responding to the issue. However, are their responses motivated by a true d...
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Purpose The global agenda to address increasing accumulation of plastic in the marine environment is challenging key decision-makers to develop grounded responses. Current life cycle assessment approaches are unable to adequately quantify the environmental damage associated with accumulation in the natural environment, presenting a critical challen...
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PurposeThe increasing global concern surrounding plastic pollution has resulted in a spotlight being placed on major contributors. Straws have been identified as a top contributor in this regard leading to a global outcry against plastic straws. This has resulted in the increasing popularity of plastic straw material alternatives. This study compar...
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Metals are potentially highly recyclable and form a cornerstone of the circular economy concept. Reprocessing them after use can be done either in large global refineries or by smaller local processors. The case of export of ferrous scrap metal is typically contested, and has been identified as a significant concern to some in the South African iro...
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Beach accumulation surveys can be used as a proxy to estimate litter flows into the marine environment. However, litter loads can be influenced by various factors including catchment area characteristics, weather conditions and ocean water movements. This complexity is evidenced by the results of five beach surveys conducted in Cape Town in 2017. O...
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Downstream mineral resource beneficiation has potential to promote socio-economic growth in resource-rich nations, which has resulted in it receiving growing prioritisation and promotion in a number of African nations. Decisions surrounding downstream mineral beneficiation are complex due to the multitude of factors to be considered to ensure maxim...

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