Waste Exchange

The City of Cape Town has launched an Integrated Waste Exchange (IWEX) where anyone can register and list any waste items they’d like to exchange in the IWEX catalogue.

“IWEX (Integrated Waste Exchange) is a free online system that enables waste generators and users to exchange waste materials. Operating on the principle that ‘one person’s garbage is another person’s gold,’ IWEX facilitates the re-use of waste, thereby conserving energy, minimising resource use and reducing the pressure on Cape Town’s landfill space. The service is freely available to anyone who generates or uses waste, including companies, individuals, institutions, schools, NGOs and community groups.”

See more about it here.

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2 Responses to Waste Exchange

  1. mol-d July 20, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    i wonder if this will work out? i heard the other day that the municipal landfill is nearly full… is this true?

  2. business recycling July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    This is a great idea. There are similar initiatives happening in the UK and they work really well

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