WISP Case Study: An E-asy Solution to E-waste
  Mar 3, 2020     News, Library, Wisp, waste, Case Study, water sector desk

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, develops mutually profitable links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that under-utilised resources such as energy and water, and/or materials from one company can be recovered, reprocessed and re-used by others.

WISP facilitated the collection of electronic waste (e-waste) from two members; Duferco Steel Processing, which manufactures cold roll and galvanise steel products for use in the production of fabricated steel product and FS Smit & Co, who specialise in the production of barrel manufacturing for the wine industry, for recycling of components and safe disposal for non-recyclable components by Cape E-Waste. This connection resulted in Cost savings of R470/tonne of e-wastediverted from landfill, as well as free-of charge collection Cape e-waste will generate additional revenue from the sale of re-usable components.

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