Participating informal recyclers of Asiye eTafuleni’s Imagine Durban Inner-City Informal Recycling Project were selected as runner-up in the Community Conservation Award category at a prominent awards ceremony on Thursday, 4 July at Summer Place in Johannesburg.
In 2013, the Mail & Guardian’s annual Greening the Future awards celebrates a decade of honouring environmental best practice in South Africa. For the past 10 years, Greening the Future has publicised innovative efforts in environmental and social sustainability. It showcases innovation in renewable energy, actions towards mitigating climate change and strategic management of natural resources.
Congratulations go to the participating informal recyclers of the original Imagine Durban pilot project that have continued to sustain the project’s positive momentum, which has been re-imaged by them as the “Durban City Recycling” Project. Recycling Leader, Maria Vilakazi, was pleased to receive the runner-up certificate as the community representative at the award’s ceremony.
Being recognised as the Imagine Durban Informal Recyclers, was to distinguish the origins of the project and the various eThekwini Municipality line departments that continue to support up-scaling initiatives of the pilot project. This comprises the Imagine Durban Project under the City’s Corporate Policy Unit, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit, City Architects, Durban Solid Waste and inner-eThekwini Renewal and Urban Management Programme (iTRUMP)
Appreciation goes to the Mail and Guardian for this recognition and congratulations to the other nominees and winners in the various categories. For more information, you can get a copy of the Mail & Guardian (July 5 – 11 edition) and view page 10 of the Greening the Future Supplement or click here to read the in depth article titled “Collecting Trash for Cash” written by Yazeed Kamaldien.