March 26, 2019

Latest:

South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

First Green Star Sustainable Precinct’s Certification in Africa awarded to Garden Cities West Coast project by Green Building Council South Africa -

Friday, March 1, 2019

New mixed-use Barlow Park Precinct is set to begin construction -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Why There is so much buzz around ‘Sustainable Timber’ -

Friday, March 1, 2019

Key Elements of Landscape Design: Spatial Planning and Tree Layouts -

Friday, March 1, 2019

South Africa to construct rooftop gardens in Johannesburg -

Friday, February 22, 2019

A superb line up of finalists for Corobrik’s thirty-first year of sponsorship of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award -

Friday, February 22, 2019

City’s Draft Water Strategy opens for public comments -

Friday, February 22, 2019

Construction begins on Sol Kerzner’s new Western Cape estate. -

Friday, February 22, 2019

PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape

In the Western Cape, at least 37% of waste is organic material – this is waste from food, garden clippings, plant-based materials and degradable carbon, like paper and cardboard. Until recently, most of this waste has ended up with all the other garbage on the (already overflowing) landfills, causing severe financial, social and environmental strain on its surrounding areas and municipalities.

Luckily, Reliance Compost saw this both as a challenge and an opportunity to save organic waste from the dumps and to give it a new purpose through up-cycling. Reliance is the leading certified organic compost provider in South Africa and has been creating organic compost from garden waste for decades. The shift from garden waste to all organic waste was imminent and led to Reliance’s brand new initiative – Introducing the Corona Organic Waste Processing Operations, situated at the Corona farm off the R312 between Durbanville and Paarl in the Western Cape.

The Corona Organic Waste Processing Operations processes organic waste from waste generators in the food processing field, from soft drinks, wine, juice, fresh produce markets, large corporate kitchens, shopping malls, supermarkets, bakeries, abattoirs, agriculture, yes just about every business you can imagine. These wastes are then transformed into a specialised compost product for the rehabilitation of soil; different to the pre-existing Reliance compost already on the market, as it will not be certified for organic use, due to the inputs, but in all other aspects as good for the environment.

Not only will Reliance be giving new purpose to this organic waste, but they will be playing a massive role in saving landfill space and reducing greenhouse gasses. To date Reliance has off-set over 1 million tons of carbon emissions. These carbon credits are sold to companies who want to off-set their carbon footprints. Income from the credits is used for social upliftment projects. The new facility is also creating much-needed new jobs. It’s a laundry list of good ideas by a forward-thinking company.

Reliance Compost is a firm believer that living soils, alive with microbial activity and rich in organic matter, can feed plants that can in turn feed people and animals. It’s no surprise that most of this eco-conscious company’s income is ploughed back into communities to create more sustainable environments. Green Point Urban Park, Company’s Gardens, Parliament gardens and numerous community food gardens, which includes, Hangberg Pre-Primary, Streetscapes and The Athlone School for The Blind benefit from the rich soil of Reliance.

Both the Western Cape Government and Cape Town city are on board with Reliance’s mission of ZERO organic waste to landfill. The Western Cape Government even established an official ban on all organic waste to landfill by 2027, of which 50% is targeted by 2022. With the Corona Organic Waste Processing Operations it is now possible to reach these targets in 2018 !

Reliance is launching a similar recycling facility in Port Elizabeth, in collaboration with EnviroServ Waste Management.

The Corona Organic Waste Processing Operations facility has flexible operating hours to address clients needs. Please contact Marais van Zyl, Operations Manager for more information at 082 837 9663 or info@reliance.co.za.

Leave A Comment