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 introduced the Shell Petroleum Company (Shell) to Siyavana Solutions, a company that has been providing service solutions to the oil and petroleum industry for over 18 years to help Shell Petrolium with alternative disposal solution to their fuel pumps that are considered e-waste and consequently classified as hazardous material. WISP identified that Siyavana Solutions had the potential
to develop an upcycling solution for Shell and a result, now collects old petrol pumps from Shell-owned service stations, refurbishes them and resells them to Shell at a discounted rate, creating a ‘closed loop’.
This new synergy resulted in 10 tons of pumps diverted from landfill and remanufactured for reuse and R4 million generated per year in additional revenue via the sale of remanufactured fuel pumps by Siyavana Solutions.
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