Residents within a complex in a Durban suburb have agreed to sort their weekly collections of recyclable materials for collection by local waste pickers. When residents sort at source (in their homes) and working in partnership with waste pickers in their area, they show us how to:
1. Support the work and livelihoods of the women waste pickers who operate in the Mayville area.
2. Contribute towards more sustainable environmental practices by diverting waste from landfills, reducing harmful Green House Gases that contributes to Climate Change.
3. Support Zero Waste practices and circular economies.
Have a look at this video to see how Durbanites are working together for a Zero Waste Future! If you are interested in championing Zero-Waste practices in your neighbourhood the best way to start is to speak to your neighbours and to waste pickers in your area, and to plan together how you can best divert recyclables from landfill!