GM Roy Cox reports that he has seen a surge in interest in environmental analysis, and that a significant interest is being shown by the petroleum industry.
The company has a laboratory in the south of Johannesburg, where it analyses material for use in various projects.
In Cox’s opinion, industry needs to catch up with recent legislation regarding environmental impact.
He says that M&L hopes to be a link in this process towards a cleaner environment.
“The company is independent from any organisation, and we usually work as a third party in material analysis. This, combined with being ISO 17025-compliant through the South African National Accrediting Service, means that we are in a position to provide acceptable and objective results.” Accreditation is given to laboratories that conform to strict standards regarding the quality of applied analytical techniques employed for material analysis.
Also, Cox says that M&L Laboratories’ state-of-the-art facility uses globally recognised methods for quantifying and analysis.
MD for M&L Laboratories Fanie Nel believes that with technological advancements, as well as elevated understanding and awareness, the country is definitely moving forward in its drive towards environmental protection.
“If we had in place 50 years ago what we have in place today, the world would look completely different. In fact, it would have probably been far better off. Already there are areas that are cleaning up their act because we now know more how we affect the environment than we did before. Imagine what it may look like in another 50 years if we keep this up,” says Nel.