Recycling on a roll
The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) has been at it for nearly a year – and the tonnage is looking good … From December 2013, to September this year, more than 35 450 t of waste tyres have been collected.
The total collected includes 9 303 t for Gauteng, 2 951 t for North West and 1 691 t for the Free State. The Northern Cape depot gathered 2 045 t, the Eastern Cape’s 3 053 t, and the Western Cape’s 7 577 t. KwaZulu-Natal’s depot gathered 7 595 t and Mpumalanga’s depot 1 274 t.
A total of 23 depots are operational nationally in the following areas:
– Gauteng: in Midrand, Mamelodi, Pretoria East, Springs, Hetherley, Onderstepoort, Soshanguve and Nelmapius;
– Western Cape: in Vissershok and Mossel Bay;
– KwaZulu-Natal: in Pietermaritzburg, Clairwood, Ladysmith and Jacobs;
– Mpumalanga: in Witbank and Ferronbank;
– Eastern Cape: in East London and Port Elizabeth;
– Northern Cape: in Kimberley;
– Free State: in Bloemfontein.
In addition, the recycling scheme has created 1 503 jobs and is currently collecting from 1 292 dealers. More dealers will be added as the five-year rollout continues.