The importance of recycling
In South Africa, the landfill capacity is fast becoming an impending crisis. With only 7.5% of South African’s recycling, we currently have over 90% of waste produced ending up in landfills.
Waste pickers saved government R748.8 million in 2014 through their informal recycling services. However, their value is not recognised.
Did you know that harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from the garbage dump in landfill sites? When these chemicals and gasses are released, they damage the environment during their distribution and production.