Less waste that is better managed

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Less waste that is better managed

  • Less waste that is better managed

  • Improved socio-economic benefits within the environmental sector

  • Enhanced international governance, instruments and agreements supportive of SA environmental and sustainable development priorities

  • Impacts of chemicals better managed


    • Reduce the number of unlicensed waste disposal sites : targeting 15 municipalities.
    • Implementation of the Asbestos Regulations - applications
    • Waste classification and management regulations - finalised
  • Health Care Risk Waste Management Regulations and Non- combustion Efficacy Standard developed – being finalised

  • Norms and standards for the operation of fuel blending platforms – service provider approved.

  • 95% target in processing of hazardous waste license applications

Basic Refuse Removal Policy & Tariff Model implemented.

    • Basic Refuse Removal Policy & Tariff Model implemented.
    • Youth Jobs in Waste Project implemented:1000 jobs(phase 1)
    • Plastic Bag Regulations implemented – standards developed through the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications
    • Waste Tyre Regulations implemented. 2nd Waste Tyre Plan being considered for ministerial approval
    • 5 IWMPs for municipalities to be completed, increase in number of Buy-back centres, waste to energy projects
    • Guidelines for the implementation of recycling and litter collection programmes by schools developed.
    • Analysis of Status of Waste pickers in SA - to improve livelihoods, waste rights, mainstream economy, jobs
    • Regional recycling economy programmes – KZN, North West


    • Draft Waste Amendment Bill being finalised
      • Initial amendments on definitions and institutional arrangements
    • Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) regulations finalised
    • Amendment to the Waste Management Activity List finalised
    • South African Waste Information System (SAWIS) implemented nationally – new host platform secured
    • Draft Methyl bromide management plan developed
    • Develop Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) inventory for municipalities, PCB Regulations – being finalised
    • Develop Inventory for 10 new Persistent Organic Pollutants Implementation of the Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) phase out plan
    • Process Prior Informed Consent (PIC) applications

Interdepartmental and Multistakeholder Committee on Chemicals Management (MCCM) dealing with MEAs

  • Interdepartmental and Multistakeholder Committee on Chemicals Management (MCCM) dealing with MEAs

  • HCFC and Methyl Bromide Stakeholder Meetings held quarterly

  • Chemical Safety Awareness programme – ozone, lead, drum safety,

  • Mayors and municipal managers Dialogue – 6 August

  • CEO, CFO training – technical training on hazardous waste management

  • National Waste Khoro – 14 -16 October

  • International Conference on Contaminated Land Remediation: Oct - Dbn

  • National Awareness Programmes implemented – multimedia campaigns, TV, Radio, “The Clean Commandments”, Daily Sun (Speedy animations) PPP advertising campaigns, road shows,

  • Engagements with municipalities, co-operatives and informal waste recyclers on food for waste initiatives, material recovery facilities (MRFs) and “waste rights”.

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