Introduction to the NCPC-SA Industrial Symbiosis Programme
The NCPC-SA IS Programme is a free facilitation service that promotes the exchange of residual resources (material, energy, water, waste, assets, logistics, expertise etc.) of one company with another company who can make use of it. This results in mutual economic, social and environmental benefits.
“Vision coupled with consistent action is at the core of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme currently implemented in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal and recently established in Mpumalanga and Limpopo,” Victor Manavhela, NCPC-SA Industrial Symbiosis Programme leader.
The ISP aims to build a networks of businesses aimed at identifying mutually profitable links or “synergies” between companies so that; the under-utilised and under-valued resources from one company are recovered and reused elsewhere by another company leading to economic, environmental and social benefits.
In addition, the programme promotes the identified synergies that often result in developing new innovative business practices and technology development creating entrepreneurs opportunities in the waste sector for SMME’s and entrepreneurship.
Currently, the IS Programme operates in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, and will seek to expand to other provinces willing to implement IS.
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