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City’s Energy, Water and Waste (EWW) Forum accelerates efforts in organic waste diversion

The City of Cape Town's Energy, Water and Waste (EWW) Forum recently met with local businesses, to check-in around collaborative efforts in advancing resource efficiency, with a particular focus on the...

One of Cape Town’s two landfills only has four years of capacity left, warns...

By Larry Claasen The City of Cape Town says purchasing and developing a regional landfill site should be a “critical priority” as its Coastal Park site has only four years of remaining...

City continues to drive awareness on new organic waste regulations for businesses

To garner more response to the City’s recent directive for businesses to reduce organic waste, the Urban Waste Management Directorate has decided to undertake another round of awareness and education, before...

Cape Town’s Urban Waste Management (UWM) Directorate on Waste Minimisation 

Why is it so important for me to sort the very small amount of waste I generate? What difference can I make on my own?  The ultimate aim of Cape Town’s Integrated...

What small business can do to stop organic waste from reaching the landfill

RESTAURANTS and other small businesses have several options to reduce the amount of organic waste, and associated greenhouse emissions, they produce from reaching landfills. In August 2022, the City of Cape Town’s...

City calls for businesses to submit waste management plans by 31 October

THE City of Cape Town reminds all businesses to respond to the calls by the Western Cape Government for all organic waste generators to divert 50% of organic waste away from...

50% Organics ban from landfills coming in 2022

THE landfill ban of organic waste in the Western Cape comes into effect in 2022 with a requirement of 50% reduction and 100% reduction by 2027. Municipalities who run the landfills...

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Cape Town has the ninth-worst traffic congestion in the world

By Larry Claasen The City of Cape Town will spend R444-million to relieve traffic congestion over the next three years. TRAFFIC congestion in Cape Town ranks...

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