Success Stories South Africa
Valorization of waste and creation of employment
- The Msunduzi City Region faces many challenges such as illegal waste dumping, methane gas fires at the landfill site and turf wars between illegal waste recyclers. The RUNRES project is providing solutions to some of the challenges faced by the city region through waste valorisation.
- RUNRES South Africa has managed to process 3336 tons of green waste and 884 tons of sewage sludge through the co-composting innovation led by Duzi-Turf. More than 7000 tons of green waste and 1500 tons of sludge have been diverted from the landfills since the beginning of the project.
- The RUNRES project through the co-composting innovation has also allowed for the employment of approximately 13 workers, thereby improving the livelihoods of local people. Most importantly the co-composting process has managed to reduce pathogen loads in compost to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and South African regulations for safe agricultural use.