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Organic Waste Not Wasted For Long

“Waste is a resource in the wrong place” – Eddie Hanekom, Director of Waste Management, Dept. of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

In the Western Cape, at least 37% of waste is organic material – this is waste from food, garden clippings, plant-based materials and degradable carbon, like paper and cardboard. Until recently, most of this waste has ended up with all the other garbage on the (already overflowing) landfills, causing severe financial, social and environmental strain on its surrounding areas and municipalities.

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