Prov­ince looks to tackle grow­ing waste prob­lem

The New Age (Northern Cape) - - WESTERN CAPE NEWS - VIN­CENT CRUYWAGEN vin­centc@the­newage.co.za

APART from the wa­ter cri­sis that the Western Cape is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing, the next hur­dle to over­come is waste and both the pri­vate sec­tor and pub­lic are urged to come up with ideas to tackle the prob­lem proac­tively.

The was the core mes­sage of the bud­get speech de­liv­ered by the MEC for lo­cal gov­ern­ment, en­vi­ron­men­tal af­fairs and de­vel­op­ment plan­ning, An­ton Bre­dell, this week in the provin­cial leg­is­la­ture.

He high­lighted pro­gres­sive steps made to­wards cre­at­ing more re­silient cities and towns.

“Our vi­sion is to see macro re­cy­cling works in all our towns and com­mu­ni­ties and to part­ner with big cor­po­rates that pro­duce a lot of waste items like plas­tic, glass and pa­per to see about part­ner­ships to make the pro­gramme work,” Bre­dell said.

“The fact is we are run­ning out of land­fill space and we all need to re­duce our waste. Re­cy­cling must be­come more than a nice thing to do. It must be­come a way of life.”

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