Delta in waste man­age­ment project

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business Chronicle - Wal­ter Mswazie

DELTA Bev­er­ages has em­barked on a waste man­age­ment project in Masvingo aimed at re­duc­ing pol­lu­tion as part of the com­pany’s sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment strat­egy.

The gi­ant bev­er­ages maker has to date in­stalled in ex­cess of 250 waste col­lec­tion cages through­out the coun­try with 22 hav­ing been es­tab­lished in Masvingo.

The cages have been adapted by other waste re­cy­cling part­ners for col­lec­tion and on­ward trans­mis­sion to re­cy­cling cen­tres.

Speak­ing dur­ing a clean-up cam­paign ex­er­cise in Masvingo’s Mucheke sub­urb last Thurs­day, Delta Bev­er­age’s Safety and Health En­vi­ron­ment (SHE) ex­ec­u­tive Mr Joel Muzenda said his com­pany was com­mit­ted to man­ag­ing waste from pro­duc­tion process to post-con­sumer.

He hailed Masvingo City Coun­cil for pro­vid­ing land for the in­stal­la­tion of waste re­cy­cling cen­tres.

Mr Muzenda also said the pro­gramme gives Small to Medium En­ter­prises (SMEs) busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties as col­lected waste can be turned into fire pots and other ma­te­ri­als for re­sale.

He said Delta’s sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment strat­egy is based on the recog­ni­tion that the in­ter­est of the com­pany and those of the wider com­mu­nity are in­ter­twined.

Mr Muzenda said the cul­ture of turn­ing “trash” to “cash” should grow within com­mu­ni­ties and the re­cy­cling op­por­tu­ni­ties need to be ex­ploited fully. He said peo­ple who col­lect glass and cans would get in­stant cash in re­turn while un­der­scor­ing the need for waste sep­a­ra­tion at house­hold level.

In at­ten­dance were Masvingo Town Clerk Mr Adolf Gusha, Deputy Mayor Clr Jame­son Chi­wara, Delta Masvingo branch man­ager Mr Lawrence Chogu­maira and other guests. — @ wal­terbm­swazie2

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