Bellville Zero Waste
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
Bellville Zero Waste is a platform that educates, empowers and encourages businesses, schools and individuals in Cape Town’s secondary city to take more active responsibility for their waste practices. The concept comprises various activities in a whole-of-community approach, working with schools, NGOs, community groups, private businesses and individuals in devising and implementing projects that will achieve the intended outcome of a zero-waste future.
Bellville Zero Waste comprises various activities:
- ZERO WASTE SCHOOLS: a pilot project implemented with a local prominent high school, comprising a system of labelled recycling bins, an on-site recycling depot, Ecobrick stations, and composting pit.
- TROLLEY PROJECT: matching local businesses with informal waste pickers who are allocated trolleys to transport business recycling waste for a small fee, enabling them to earn an income.
- STREET STORE: hosting local versions of the Street Store, in which local residents donate unwanted clothing for the homeless to acquire for free
- ECOBRICK DESIGN CHALLENGE: calling to local residents to design furniture and public art using EcoBricks
- TRACK MY TRASH CHALLENGE: a challenge calling for local residents to use a custom-designed app to track how much waste they recycle on a weekly basis
Bellville Zero Waste opportunities:
- Sponsor a trolley
- Sign up your school, residence or campus
- Adopt a school
- Launch a challenge