Province looks to tackle growing waste problem
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.”