Team member

Eastern Cape
Nambu is an early stage Insect Protein Company that turns food and other organic waste streams into high value feed for chickens, pigs, fish and pets. We do this by feeding a variety of waste sources to the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) larvae – otherwise known as BSFL. The larvae are reared from hatchlings to harvest in a period of 15-17 days, at which point they are separated from their feed substrate and prepared for either sale as live larvae to local farmers, or further processed into a dried larvae or meal for sale into the feed industry. We are currently in the processes of pursuing a novel, insect based, pet feed for the local and international market. Our process releases up to half of the CO2 emissions as composting or landfill, and has a high value soil amendment (insect frass) as a byproduct.

Our aim to become the largest producer of insect protein on the African continent – supporting a more resilient and sustainable food system that drives regenerative agricultural practices, nutrient recycling, employment creation and equitable wealth generation.

Contact

Lowell Scarr

Tel:  072 298 4884

Email:  nambugroup@gmail.com

Website: www.nambugroup.co.za


Gauteng
Since opening our doors in 2014, we have been producing high-quality organic compost-based products which are used to increase soil productivity by adding essential growth nutrients and healthy microbiota to the soil.
We take pride in our role as an Organic Waste Recycler. By ensuring that organic waste materials do not end up in landfill sites, we are actively decreasing a major source of carbon emissions. When Organic Waste is allowed to go to landfills, the surrounding plastics cause anaerobic decomposition and methanogenesis to take place which results in large emissions of Methane and Carbon Dioxide. This is why we are proud to say that every ton of organic waste recycled by us is a ton of carbon not emitted into the atmosphere. 
PolyOrganics (Pty) Ltd is a registered Group 2 fertiliser producer (reg no. B5087) as per Act 36 of 1947."

Contact

Renate Griessel

Tel: 076 300 9673

Email:  sales@polyorganics.co.za

Website: www.polyorganics.co.za


Western Cape

At Green Friends we strive to make our planet a better place by making sure that everything we have to offer is environmentally friendly. We specialize in food packaging made only from annually renewable resources.

We are a small Cape Town based company seeking to make a substantial impact on our local environment through sustainable food packaging.

Green Friends welcomes the following propositions when it comes to fulfilling your food packaging requirements:

  • Use reusable packaging where possible
  • Try find a sustainable alternative to polystyrene
  • If it is disposable, make sure its compostable

Contact

Chase Marjoram

Tel: 063 049 0261

Email:  info@greenfriends.co.za

Website: www.greenfriends.co.za


Western Cape

OWE is a resource efficiency company that effectively participates in the circular economy by providing sustainable waste management services with the added benefit of converting organic waste into renewable forms of bioenergy. The conversion of organic waste into renewable forms of bioenergy is an indispensable component of sustainability, contributing to reduced waste management and resource costs, landfill diversion, energy independence and a reduced carbon emissions society.

OWE is 100% Black Female Owned and is B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor 135% Procurement Recognition.

Contact

Rosley Sibanda

Tel: 072 468 0180 

Email:  rosley@weoweourplanet.africa

Website: www.weoweourplanet.africa

 


Gauteng

GreenMatter was founded in 2018 with the passion for resource optimisation. Our goal is to identify value in wasted resources, so that it is economically viable to be environmentally conscious.

The three pillars of our business are waterwaste, and energy.

Technology agnostic to provide solutions, not products, we are more than a consultancy. We understand that tackling these areas must make economic sense. We take time understanding our client’s operations, needs and goals. Using this knowledge to develop economically feasible and viable solutions. Our process allows us to take ownership of our recommendations by managing the installation and implementation of the solution.

Contact

Jaryd Ridgeway

Tel: 071 613 4072

Email:  jaryd@greenmatter.co

Website: www.greenmatter.co

 

 


Eastern Cape

BJ Refuse Removal is a registered waste management company with over 25 years of experience in refuse removal and recycling collections. We are a family owned business who strives to provide our clients with innovative, easy to access recycling solutions.
Over the years we have built a strong business community, creating jobs and servicing both residential and commercial businesses within Nelson Mandela Bay and surroundings.

BJ Refuse Removal was founded in 1995, and today is one of the oldest family owned waste management companies in Nelson Mandela Bay.

From humble beginnings we started off in refuse removal and soon expanded our services to include sorting and recycling solutions.

Contact

Bjorn Minnie

Tel: 082 653 4045

Email:  info@bjrefuse.co.za

Website: www.bjrefuse.co.za


Nationwide

Founded in 1992, InnuScience has since inception had a vision to change the way the world cleans, by harnessing the power that nature offers us to replace harmful chemicals, eliminate waste and deliver truly sustainable cleaning solutions.

A leading advocate in the global recognition of biotechnology and sustainable solutions in the cleaning industry, InnuScience makes biotechnology a part of everyday life using products that offer high levels of performance combined with highly sustainable profiles. For over 25 years InnuScience has focused its R&D on the development of a range of sustainable products, driven wherever possible by our unique biotechnology.

Contact

Samuel Poonen

Tel: 010 020 3456

Email:  samuel.poonen@innuscience.com

Website: www.innuscience.com


Gauteng and Western Cape

Urban Farms, founded in 2010, provides innovative food waste recycling solutions to corporate offices, restaurants, caterers, food processors and hotels.

Our fully managed solution incorporates all aspects of the recycling process; from source separation systems, food waste stabilisation, waste logistics to recycling at our compost and vermiculture facilities.  We are accountable at every point in the process to ensure we provide our clients with industry leading service, traceability and reliability.

We provide services too many blue chip clients; including Nedbank, FNB, ABSA, Investec, Don’t Waste Services, Recycle Drive, WastePlan, PWC, KPMG, Old Mutual and Life & Brand Group.

We operate a certified commercial vermiculture and composting facility in Gauteng (Modderfontein) and Cape Town (Philippi) that recycle these food wastes into a range of pure earthworm castings (vermicast), compost and vermi-compost products.

Contact

Gauteng

Wayne Harpur

Tel: 072 227 5949

Email:  wayne@urbanfarms.co.za

 

Western Cape

Megan Hendricks

Tel: 082 568 5584

Email:  megan@urbanfarms.co.za

Website: www.urbanfarms.co.za


Nationwide

BiobiN is a capture and containment system used for food and organic waste material, where it starts the process to produce high grade compost in an odour-free, easily accessible vessel.

The unit has been designed with on-site waste management in mind and seeks to provide an easy and innovative solution for businesses and operations like corporate offices, food outlets, supermarkets, hotels, chicken producers and any operation or business that produces a lot of food and organic waste and that is looking to reduce their waste footprint and divert from landfill.

Contact

Brian Kusel

Tel: 010 442 9327 / 082 578 1934

Email:  info@biobin.co.za

Website: www.biobin.co.za


Western Cape

Nordic Canna is a company accelerating to the forefront of Urban Agriculture by exploring progressive methods of bio-remediation, waste stabilization and microbial husbandry in conjunction with closed loop food production systems. Nordic Canna is established on a 1 hectare proof of concept SOIL Research and Development farm with the production of hand crafted living soil- we are SOIL!

Contact

Anki Riemer

Tel: 021 785 6817 / 066 489 1697

Email:  anki@nordiccanna.co.za

Website: www.nordiccanna.co.za