"No more waste." Joburg's waste management
Pikitup is busy, right now, recycling the waste generated by the
Summit. Even with thousands of participants and visitors in Joburg,
it won't all end up on the city's landfills.
As participants, we ask you to help. Recycle your waste. Separate
the materials you want to dispose of before you throw them away.
Our recycling bins are marked for plastics, cans, paper and glass.
Please use glasses made from recycled beer, wine and soft drink
bottles, with our logo. Their manufacture has helped enrich communities
and transfer skills.
Dry waste is separated at source and collected from the major
Summit venues by recyling companies. Only non-recyclable material
- a small portion of the waste created by the Summit - will be
sent to a landfill.
100 previously unemployed people are helping us. After the Summit,
they'll be employed at the city's buy-back centres, having been
trained to separate grades of waste.
After the Summit, our bins will be used in the Joburg central
business district. They'll be part of the Inner City Clean-up campaign.
We hope that by creating awareness of recycling, household recycling
programmes can be set up in the long term
"South Africa's open
spaces are often used as dumping grounds for unwanted waste.
Several educational and awareness raising campaigns are under
way to reverse this trend"