Waste management is rapidly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. The average city dweller produces nearly 1.5kg’s of waste per day – which is more than 500kg’s of waste per year and given global population growth, is only set to grow. In South Africa alone, more than 42 cubic metres of general waste is generated every year. Worldwide the most popular disposal method is landfilling, but we are running out of suitable land fast and increasing contamination of  the air, soil and ground water.

The Netherlands – faced with exceptionally high population density and limited space – presents an interesting case study where the country was forced to innovate away from landfilling.

How can we #cocreate solutions together on finding new methods of waste management between South African and Dutch counterparts?

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