Thursday 14 September: Creating resilient companies and sectors

 
Industrial Symbiosis & waste
 
Introduction to the waste landscape and Industrial Symbiosis
Speaker Presentations
 
Waste-industry challenges and solutions
Speaker presentations
Prof Bruce Sithole (CSIR)
 
Industrial Symbiosis case studies
Speaker presentations
Western Cape ISP (Green Cape)

The recent NCPC-SA Industrial Resource Efficiency Conference was a great success and showed that the local manufacturing industry is eager to educate itself on how energy, water, materials and other resource efficiencies can add to competitiveness, sustainability and profitability.

The two-day conference was held at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng on 11 and 12 March and was attended by some 300 delegates from industry, academia and government. The conference was organised to mark “ten years of resource efficiency and cleaner production” as the NCPC-SA ended off its tenth year, and some of the speakers took a retrospective look at what impact has been made in those ten years.

The first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium will take place on 7 & 8 November 2016, in Cape Town.  The colloquium will bring together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identify key challenges, and share capacity building and data collection efforts.   The colloquium is hosted by the NCPC-SA and University of Cape Town, in collaboration with ecoinvent and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

The second Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium will take place on 31 October - 1 November 2017, in Johannesburg.  The colloquium will bring together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identify key challenges, and share capacity building and data collection efforts.  

Industry representatives from KwaZulu-Natal companies will attend an industrial symbiosis business opportunity workshop on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in Durban. By employing an innovate reuse and recycling solution, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Symbiosis Programme (KISP) will match participants together for the sake of exchanging unused or residual resources of one company for the use of another, thereby diverting waste from landfills and reducing costs to companies.

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