Waste sector desk


The Waste Sector desk at GreenCape has grown as a result of the level of understanding of the waste economy in the Western Cape. The sector desk has worked with various industry stakeholders, academia and government to understand challenges, such as legislation, and to identify alternative waste treatment opportunities within the region.

Strengthening the existing relationships with the relevant industry associations and the industry itself is a key focus areas, with the view to attracting investment and supporting enterprise development and the attendant job creation in the Western Cape. If required, working groups/internal projects may be established (or joined) to address challenges to growth of the sector in the Western Cape and collaborate on solutions to overcome them.

Industry players have the opportunity to interact through various outlets in the waste sector, such as working groups and networking events, where issues, challenges and opportunities going forward can be discussed.

News and events


SAWEEEDA E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan

The SAWEEEDA NPC intends to submit, to the Minister of Environmental Affairs, an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the management of Electrical and Electronic waste, in terms of the Section 28... Read more

ERA E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan

South Africa is on the brink of adopting a new national plan to handle the estimated 360 000 tonnes of e-waste produced annually. Of that, currently only 25 000 to 35... Read more

Library


The business case for biogas from solid waste in the Western Cape

In response to business interest and requests for information, GreenCape has developed a report on the business case for biogas from solid wastes in the Western Cape. Read more

Organic/Food Waste: Opportunities for businesses through separation at source

By separating food or organic waste from your business’ general waste stream, you can save on logistics and landfilling costs, operate more sustainably and comply with new waste management regulations... Read more