Waste economy: Related news and events


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 is hiring! We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join our Circular Economy Programme. To download the full job advertisement, click here. 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


CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 25 February 2022 – GreenCape’s Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) hosted its 14th Business Opportunities Workshop this week at the Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa. 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


The City of Cape Town has been awarded a Medal of Honour in the 5th Guangzhou International Awards for Urban Innovation for its partnership with the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis… Read more


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


October 2021 – The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality has won the inaugural Green Economy Change Champions Competition for its project that adds value to bio-solids produced at waste water… 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


In partnership with the City of Cape Town’s Department of Enterprise and Investment, GreenCape hosted a two-day Green Economy Innovation for Service Delivery Conference on the interactive Enlit Africa digital… Read more


The Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference is an interactive 2-day virtual conference hosted by GreenCape in partnership with City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise Development and Investment… 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 conjunction with the City of Cape Town, has published a waste case study, titled: Building livelihoods from waste: Informal waste recycling in Vrygrond. 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


GreenCape, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, has published an infographic which provides a high level overview of the state of Cape Town's green economy. Read more


GreenCape is hiring! We are looking to recruit an intern for our Circular Economy Programme. 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


Six new members have signed up to demonstrate their commitment towards keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment, since the launch of the SA Plastics Pact on… Read more


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALAPPOINTMENT OF A PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (PDO) TO PROVIDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT SERVICESPROPOSAL DEADLINE: 17h00, FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2020Established in 2010, GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that drives… 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


GreenCape’s 2020 Market Intelligence Reports, produced in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism, are now available for download online. 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


Nubrix, a green building solution that recycles waste paper to make building bricks, is the winner of the FNF GreenPitch Challenge 2019! Elijah Djan represented his innovation at an event… Read more


GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with Invest Cape Town, an initiative of the City of Cape Town, invited innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable… Read more


ASDU co-design workshops; Cape Town, 2, 6 and 11 December (Energy) Co-design energy interventions for Witsand, Malawi Camp and Freedom Farm. Co-design community safety workshop for Freedom Farm. Read more


GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with Invest Cape Town, an initiative of the City of Cape Town, invite innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable… Read more


Here are a few highlights of what our teams will be attending and presenting in November. Read more


On Thursday, 3 October, GreenCape, in conjunction with the Waste Minimisation and Recycling Interest Group (WMRIG) and the City of Cape Town (CoCT), hosted a First Thursdays event titled, Talking… Read more


The paper Advancing sustainable practice: Finding a common voice and approach to sustainability for the South African roads sector (by Manfred Uken, Gerard van Weele and Kirsten Barnes) was presented… Read more


GreenCape is hiring! GreenCape is looking to hire a Programme Manager: Circular Economy (Click the link for the full job advert). Read more


GreenCape, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Western Cape Government, is hosting a "Green future landscape of the Western Cape" exhibition during Premier Winde's First Thursdays event… Read more


GreenCape’s Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) hosted its 13th Business Opportunities Workshop on 18 September at the Atlantic Beach Country Club, Melkbosstrand. 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


Due to an overwhelming response, the closing date of the Waste to Wing Incubator application has been extended to Friday, 5th July 2019. 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


The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) an entity of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. Read more


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


South Africa is on the brink of adopting a new national plan to handle the estimated 360 000 tonnes of e-waste produced annually. Read more


The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued the Section 28 Call for Industry Waste Management Plans on 6th December 2017. Read more


PETCO will host workshops around the country to present the PET Sector Waste Management Plan and to obtain feedback and comments from stakeholders. Read more


GreenCape has been assisting the Dutch with the delivery of two key projects in South Afirca since 2016. Read more


The African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), of which GreenCape is a founding member, will be screening a documentary called Closing the Loop. Read more


Opportunity to Partner with Polyco in Recycling Industry Value Chain projects encompassing the separation, collection, sorting, mechanical recycling projects of post-consumer polyolefin plastic packaging. Read more


The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), a free facilitation service to companies, has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018. Read more


Cullinan & Associates are running a workshop on environmental/green business hot topics - specifically those areas with recent legal amendments and important implications for businesses. Read more


More than 80 enthusiastic attendees joined WMRIG (the Waste Minimisation and Recycling Interest Group), Western Cape at this free information-sharing and networking event, held at Philippi Village on Thursday 12… Read more


GreenCape is recruiting a Waste Economy Programme Analyst. 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


Are you a self-motivated, creative and organised bright spark who writes well, learns quickly and is happy to have multiple projects on the go? If so, then this role may… Read more


Wesgro notes US President Donald Trump’s intended withdrawal from the Paris Agreement with regret. Read more


GreenCape in collaboration with the Green Building Council of South Africa is holding a workshop at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo taking place 23-24 May 2017 at Gallagher… Read more


UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Transitioning to a circular economy in South Africa  PETCO, in collaboration with GreenCape, is pleased to announce the second of its workshops for 2017, focusing on Transitioning to a Circular Economy… Read more


Applications for the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of SA (GCIP-SA) are now open and the closing date is 26th April 2017. Read more


We are proud to announce the publication of GreenCape’s 2017 market intelligence reports, covering key green economy sectors: Utility-scale renewable energy Energy services Agriculture Waste Water Who are they for?Our reports are for investors and businesses… Read more


During Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province address on 17 February 2017, she highlighted numerous green economy successes. Read more


The official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro, are inviting stakeholders to participate in its Export Advancement Programme. 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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GreenCape invites you to join us on the evening of the 21st November for a networking event with REDISA: Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa. 

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