SIR Fruit story
South African juice company, Sir Fruit, is dedicated to serving ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’ - and to show how serious they are to their commitment to the Planet they have implemented a number of initiatives to ensure the production of an energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon product.
Assisting them in this journey is the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA). The Soweto-based fruit juice plant signed up to participate in the national programme in (2016??) and are a recipient of support to upgrade their heating and cooling equipment.
“The Soweto-based fruit juice plant has identified appropriate technology that will not only use less energy to cool their product but will replace an efficient geyser as the technology also cools and heats water,” explains Mashudu Madzivhandila, National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), Project Manager.
The Industrial Water Efficiency (IWE) Project completed its first year of operations on a high by recording actual water savings of 89 000 kl (or m3) from its very first case study. These savings translate to cost saving of R2.2 million, confirming positive rewards for industry that is willing to adopt water efficient processes and technologies.
The NCPC-SA and Coega discuss ways for the Special Economic Zone to become an energy efficient and Eco-Industrial Park, by implementing the Centres Resource Efficients and Cleaner Production methodologies.
Industrial Symbiosis in action
The NCPC-SA invites you to participate in the upcoming Gauteng Industrial Symbiosis Programme (GISP) business opportunity workshop. The GISP workshop is hosted in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
KZN Social Enterprise wins Silver Award
Congratulations to ZuluGal Retro for walking away with Silver in the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards in the Recycling and Waste Management category. This Durban based social enterprise produces recycled and up-cycled wallets and other fashion accessories made by differently abled individuals and their caregivers.
NCPC-SA and South African pavilion at Africa Utility Week
KZN Social Enterprise forms synergies for escalated growth
ZuluGal Retro, a Durban based social enterprise producing recycled and up-cycled wallets and other fashion accessories made by differently abled individuals and their caregivers, is on the verge of distributing their products globally following their participation in the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme.
Industrial symbiosis workshop results in 203 potential synergies
A resounding 203 potential synergies were identified between participating KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) companies at the industrial symbiosis business opportunity workshop that was hosted by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in Durban. The day raised the awareness among KZN industry of how waste can be turned into a reusable resource by entering into mutually beneficial collaborative agreements.
The Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017 focused on how industry can transition to a low carbon economy in a manner that enhances economic growth, job creation, sector competitiveness and business profitability.
The programme showcased case studies and best practice on how to integrate resource efficiency into an organisation – in line with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to the main themes of resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP), the conference demonstrated tools and programmes to support sustainable business growth.