SA waste to double by 2025

2013-10-31 10:01
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Cape Town – The waste generated by South Africas is expected to double by the year 2025, according to a local waste expert.

Green Times reported on the recent Waste Compliance meeting organised by the Institute of waste Management South Africa where Jeffares & Green environmental consultant, Quinton Williams, presented the forecasted waste figures.

The 2012 National Waste Baseline Report says that South Africa generated approximately 108 million tonnes of waste in 2011.

According to Williams this figure is set to double by 2025.

The report further states that 10% of all waste generated in South Africa was recycled and concluded that “waste management in South Africa is thus still heavily reliant on land filling as a waste management option”.

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