Waste sector desk: 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


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


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


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


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


GreenCape is undertaking a project, funded by the City of Cape Town, to identify potential landfill diversion of primary sludge and beneficiation solutions to the management of the City’s dewatered… 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


On 11 June 2020, GreenCape hosted a webinar to raise awareness about the challenge of brine management, and to put out a call to action for innovative solutions. . 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


Supporting business resilience is at the heart of what our sector desks do at GreenCape. 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


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


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


Here are a few highlights of what the GreenCape team will be up to in October. 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


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


FIRST THURSDAY - MAY 2018 Sweeping Changes to the Paper and Packaging Recycling Industry  Join Minister Alan Winde and GreenCape at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities for May’s First Thursday. Read more


On the 20th of March the City of Cape Town with support from Old Mutual, GreenCape and Western Cape Government hosted an alternative water workshop for plumbers. Read more


Opportunity in the time of crisis: A dialogue on strengthening the water sector in the Western Cape Wesgro and GreenCape cordially invite you to participate in a dialogue on the approach… Read more


On the 21 February 2018, GreenCape together with Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster hosted an Industry Support Roundtable to assist businesses in the Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather industry in… Read more


On 14 February 2018, GreenCape hosted a Basement Water Reuse Workshop Event. Read more


Sarebi, together with Stop Reset Go, the Cape Town Science Centre, concerned organisations, business leaders, and design shapers, have organised a citizen based event to develop innovative design solutions for the water… Read more


The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department has released the revised Water Outlook 2018 Report. Read more


Reliance, the leading certified organic compost provider in the Western Cape, and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) have reached a major milestone. Read more


The City of Cape Town (CoCT) has begun phase three of their innovative Home Composting Programme, providing free home composting containers to encourage residents to start composting at home. 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


The Western Cape government have issued a final call for applicants for the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA). 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 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


The Barclays Accelerator is hiring 9 very talented entrepreneurs, designers & developers to join the Associate program for the upcoming program based in Cape Town (May – August 2017). Read more


Applications are now open for the Thoalana Enterprise Programme. Applications can be submitted online through the SAB website. 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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