WISP Case Study: Banners to Bags
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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.
Scan Display, a nationwide marketing company that manufactures conference display stands and banners, was involved with the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which was an event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in 2015. Before the event, the company asked for WISP’s help to find solutions for the various waste streams from the event. Prior to this, almost all marketing materials used in conference displays were discarded after only being used once. Scan Display wanted to change this norm, reduce their landfill costs and become a more sustainable organisation.
WISP approached a few potential solution providers for the textile waste portion of the waste stream. As a result, Sealand Gear was introduced to Scan Display and the two companies formed a long term symbiotic relationship.
WISP worked with Scan Display and Sealand Gear to help divert 2 tonnes of waste from landfill and prevent 54 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
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