Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems
01 January 2010
Hout Bay, a suburb of Greater Cape Town, has adopted a policy of ‘Zero Waste’, and intends to become the first suburb in South Africa to achieve zero waste to landfill.
A small volunteer group of environmental activists headed by Nokwanda Sotyantya set out in 2007 to create awareness amongst residents to encourage sustainable living through waste reduction and wise waste management. All residents are invited to practice their 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Their efforts have already produced results. In October 2009 Hout Bay recycled 280 tons; 104 tons back into the manufacturing stream and 176 tons of compost. And their efforts were rewarded by winning the Jet Community award of R15000 in the Western Cape environmental division for 2009.
Zero Waste Hout Bay has set their target to become a Zero Recyclable Waste to Landfill community by the Soccer 2010 kick-off.
Visit their site: http://www.zerowastehoutbay.org/index.htm