Waste economy: Related resources


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study titled "Collaboration between business and government to support recycling in informal and low-income settlements". Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study titled: ‘Building’ a circular economy Reuse of construction and demolition waste in the built environment sector.… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study titled: Nutrient Upcycling: Spent Brewery Grain to Insect Protein and More. Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the World Bank's PROBLUE Initiative, the SA Plastics Pact, WWF South Africa, WRAP, ACEN Foundation and SAPRO, has published a series of 10 industry briefs focused… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town and Invest Cape Town, has published a new case study titled, 'Building collaboration between industry, government and communities to support recycling… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study titled: Returning the ‘spark’ to electronic waste: Repair and redistribution of electronic waste in the retail… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a new case study titled "Food Waste Upcycling: Upgrading Food Waste to Insect Protein". Read more


GreenCape, supported by the City of Cape Town, has recently published a resilience case study, titled: Life beyond the sales rack, focusing on Clothing Bank, an intermediary established in 2010… Read more


A green economy for South Africa is not a far-off future state. Read more


GreenCape has published a new industry brief, supported by the City of Cape Town, that analyses waste-to-energy solutions for businesses. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, and funded by the City of Cape Town, has recently published a case study. Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise and Investment has published an industry brief titled: Circular economy solutions for primary, waste activated and digested wastewater sludge.… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise and Investment, has published a new case study! A circular economy keeps products, components, and materials at their highest… Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published a resilience themed case study showcasing an example of the circular economy in action, as well as the embedding… Read more


GreenCape, supported by the City of Cape Town, hosted a webinar titled: "Building resilience in industrial areas - value add opportunities identified in Montague Gardens Atlantis. Read more


The South African Plastics Pact has kicked off its first member conference. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape and supported by the City of Cape Town, develops mutually beneficial links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that… Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, develops mutually beneficial links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that under-utilised resources such as energy and water, and/or… Read more


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… Read more


In 2011, South Africa wasted 27% of its produced and imported food. This resulted in the generation of an estimated 10. Read more


News releaseMay 2020 Sustaining future economic opportunities – Investing in the green economy in 2020  GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development… Read more


GreenCape has published a waste economy case study showcasing how the V&A Waterfront has been able to divert ~2000 tonnes of waste per annum and avert ~4147 tonnes of greenhouse… Read more


GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more


GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more


Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a large increase in the amount of installed solar PV systems. Read more


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… Read more


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… Read more


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… Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) 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… Read more


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… Read more


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… Read more


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… Read more


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… Read more


GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more


GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies and government to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


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… Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has released a new case study which focuses on the reuse of builders rubble from an old berm (raised barrier) in Hermanus. Read more


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


During the recent Cape Construction Expo, held on 23 August 2017, GreenCape and Stellenbosch University’s Civil Engineering Department highlighted the collaborative work being done to determine whether processed rubble can… Read more


Building on the momentum gained from recent workshops to consider value addition from organic residues in fruit & vegetable value chains and livestock value-chains, GreenCape has developed three reports highlighting… Read more


The Annual Trade and Industry Policies and Strategies (TIPS) Forum was held at the Development Bank of South Africa with this year's theme being Industrialisation and sustainable growth. Read more


On the 29th and 30th October 2016, two members from the GreenCape WISP team participated in the Social Fabric Off-cuts Project. Read more


This paper discusses the opportunities and barriers to effect a shift from a waste management mindset for organics to a sustainable resource use mindset, in order to drive the development… Read more


On the 23rd August 2016, GreenCape hosted a cocktail & networking event on organic waste treatment and the criteria that makes.

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A builders' rubble business case on the Cape Town market illustrates that at least R1.1 million worth of high quality sub-base material could be available per month. 

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The guide supports the implementation of alternative waste management in South Africa and provides an overview of how alternative waste management projects can be developed. 

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CSIR, GreenCape and WMRIG convened a workshop looking at the challenges facing the informal sector, as well as inclusive models to support, develop and value the sector. 

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GreenCape's 2015 Market Intelligence Reports for investors and businesses in the green economy are now available.

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The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, in collaboration with GreenCape, held a workshop on construction and demolition waste (C&DW).

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GreenCape's Waste Economy Project would like to commission a service provider (legal firm) with specialists in legislation and regulations pertaining to energy, waste & environmental management, development & planning.

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Thank you to all who attended our Waste Workshop last week, and a special thanks to Barry Coetzee for presenting on the update of the City's Integrated Waste Management Plan. Read more