30% of household waste can be recycled as compost. Grass cuttings, veggie scraps, tea bags, egg shells, paper.
Cape Town produces enough waste every year to fill dump trucks from Cape Town to Gauteng.
Waste in plastic bags taken to landfill takes 150 years to degrade.
The constitution places a responsibility on every citizen of South Africa to reduce waste via recycling.
The average home produces around 40kg of compost waste each month.
Waste taken to a landfill site produces Methane which is 255x more harmful than Carbon Dioxide.
Throwing away mixed waste – biodegradable with non-biodegradable produces a toxic liquid called leachate.
Leachate poisons groundwater and creates greenhouse gasses.
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