Waste: Related resources


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


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


On the 19th of October 2017 the City of Cape Town (CoCT) hosted an energy, water and waste forum. 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


GreenCape won three Ecologic Awards at the annual Ecologic Awards ceremony held at the CSIR International Conference Centre in Pretoria last night. 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


GreenCape and Wesgro are recruiting for a Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison. Read more


Bioenergy for business has produced an excel based tool to help consider the economic prefeasibility of biomass heating systems, enabling a general comparison fossil fuel heating systems and discounted cash... Read more


On May 30th GreenCape launched it's Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year - the first of it's kind for the organisation. Read more


Around 7000 delegates are in the Western Cape this week for the 17th annual African Utility Week. Read more


As part of GreenCape’s bioeconomy work a joint workshop with Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence from the University of York and the Chemistry Department from the University of Cape Town... Read more


This directory (link on the left) provides South African businesses and entrepreneurs with information on available business funding particularly for small and medium sized businesses. 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


This report constitutes part of the Regional Resource Flow Model (RRFM) project. It forms part of the bottom-up 'resource needs' component of the project with the explicit aim of updating and... Read more


This report outlines the work undertaken as part of the Biofuels Programme during 2013-2014, which included the development of a bioethanol fleet transport business case.

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This paper outlines the development of a simple technical guide aimed at assisting municipalities in determining technologies appropriate for their local contexts, as well as providing a first level costing estimate and additional rules of thumb to be taken into account when considering specific technologies
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To this end, GreenCape is tailoring and developing a municipal integrated waste management decision support tool (IWM DST) in order to assist Western Cape municipalities adopt a systems-based approach, addressing the full waste life cycle. Stellenbosch Municipality was selected as the first case study municipality.

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This paper outlines the development of a decision support tool aimed at assisting municipal waste departments in the Western Cape to adopt a systems -based approach for the implementation of integrated waste management
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A Secondary Materials Economy in Construction and Demolition Waste, Opportunities and Challenges - Road Construction and Rehabilitation. A presentation given at the South African Roads Forum held on the 22October 2015.
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Opportunities in the City of Cape Town to support a secondary materials economy in builders’ rubble through uptake in road rehabilitation and construction
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The potential in and way forward for a C&DW economy was the focus of the May 2015 workshop. 

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A secondary materials economy in construction and demolition waste -opportunities and challenges in concrete.
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Opportunities and challenges in the South African context, 4 May 2016.
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Best practice in the processing and application of builders' rubble in construction 12 August 2016 Cape Construction Expo
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Overarching legislation governing the handling, storage, treatment and disposal of waste.

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This important addition to the waste regulations means that a waste licence with the associated EIA process is no longer required for the storage of general wastes.

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NEM:WA List of waste management activities that have, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the environment

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Through this project, GreenCape promoted investments in green technologies, processes and systems in the Western Cape. Our overall goals were to unlock the potential of bio-based resources and to 'green' agricultural value chains.

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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


The full documents of the NOWCS are posted on the website. Please note that the comment period for the Draft NOWCS and Guideline document on composting ends on Tuesday 5 March 2013. 

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