Team member

Western Cape

Tightrope Integrated Services Group was founded in 2022 with a vision to revolutionize waste management in the Western Cape. We are proud to have grown into a leading integrated waste management company in the region, offering a wide range of services to various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public institutions.

At Tightrope Integrated Services Group, we are dedicated to organic waste management solutions that promote sustainability. One of our flagship offerings is the Agama Biodigester, a cutting-edge technology for organic waste processing.

Join us in building a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Western Cape. Contact Tightrope Integrated Services Group today for integrated waste management solutions, including the Agama Biodigester, and make a positive impact on the environment.

Contact Details:

Tel: 073 525 2938 / 082 280 0965

Email: charlotte@tightrope.co.za / andre@tightrope.co.za

Website: www.tightrope.co.za


Nutrisek

Cobus is a black soldier fly mass rearing technologist and innovator who is obsessed with developing a modular, industrial BSF production system that will be profitable and rapidly deployable to any place in the world where insect bioconversion is needed.  He previously worked as Chief Technology Officer at AgriProtein and founded Nutrisek in 2021 to make this dream a reality.

Cobus is the Chairman of SAMIRO (South African Mass Insect Rearing Organization).


Department:
KwaZulu-Natal

Getting rid of garden refuse can be quite a headache.  At Drum Express, we take the stress out of this situation by offering you straightforward ad hassle-free, weekly garden refuse removal services in Durban and surroundings including PMB.

We deliver one or more large 210lt drums to your home (the contents of 5-6 black bags fit into one drum). The drum(s) can be placed inside or outside your property.  You fill the drum(s) with your garden refuse , no need for plastic bags.  We empty the drum(s) once EVERY WEEK.  We also offer the following value-added services:

  • Tree Felling, Cut backs, site clearing, Stump grinding
  • Once off bulk garden refuse removal (Saturday’s)

Contact Details:

Diane Byerley

Tel: (031) 309 5404

Cell: (083) 787 4506

Email: diane@drumexpress.co.za

Website: www.drumexpress.co.za

 


Gauteng

Eco Care believes in finding creative and sustainable ways to deal with the waste
disposal challenge. We design integrated waste management
plans that focus on circular solutions for waste separation and alternative disposal at
the source. Our goal is to divert waste material from overburdened landfill sites in communities,
leading to a significant reduction of waste volumes and carbon emissions.

We design our waste management services based on the circular economy principles of
renewability, recycling, reuse, repurpose, and recovery. These principles aim to address environmental
issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution.

Contact Details:

Tel: (081) 302 8390

Email: info@ecocare.africa

Website: www.ecocare.africa


Eddie Hanekom obtained an National Higher Diploma in Public Health at the University of the Free State. He was the Director Waste Management at the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and retired in October 2021. He is currently enjoying retirement and is still doing consulting work on the side in environmental health and management as well as in the integrated waste management field. He has more than 41 years' experience in the environmental management and health field. Eddie is passionate that waste is an important secondary resource that should be utilised.

Department:
Kwazulu Natal

Our global operational expertise across industrial hazardous and non-hazardous wastes enables us to
develop an industry-specific waste management plan and implement the most optimal waste management
solution. Furthermore, our solutions are tailored to identify and recover additional resources, increase
recycling and avoid disposal costs. Our experts work from source to final treatment, ensuring safety and
reliability at every step, using innovative digital systems to provide complete waste traceability,
enhanced reporting and an improved environmental footprint.

DCLM prides itself on the development of longterm customer partnerships, offering them the full benefit
of our in-depth expertise, wide-ranging industry experience, and cutting-edge technological resources,
neatly tailored to provide the best possible solution to their specific requirements.

Contact Details:

Contact Number: (087) 353 9750

Email: info.dclm@veolia.com

Website: www.dclm.co.za


Kwazulu Natal

Sisonke Compost was borne out of NPO Bioregional South Africa’s work to advance the education and practice of sustainable living for public benefit.  Bioregional aims to build working models of sustainable local business based on the use of renewable and waste resources.

A small composting project was started in early 2022 at Sisonke Garden, North Beach, Durban, working with a nearby hotel to divert Bokashi treated food waste and garden waste from street trees, from landfill, to make compost on site for the food garden there. The hotel then purchases fresh produce back from the garden weekly, as do other nearby restaurants. This has led to the founding of Sisonke Compost as a reseller of Bokashi Bran to treat food waste and to serve the commercial kitchens market in collecting this stream, as well as collaboration with the garden waste services industry to make localised compost. The vision is a network of localised composting sites around Durban, linked to urban food gardens where practical, to demonstrate both circular and green economy enterprise opportunity. This keeps both food and garden waste in situ to where it is produced to minimise both transport and landfill emissions, and so regenerate local soils for the good of all.

Contact Details:

Sarah Alsen

Contact No: (084) 497 1661

Email: sarah.alsen@gmail.com

 


Kwazulu Natal

As soil stewards we guard the health of soils and our own. Convert the Dirt works to restore soil life, be it in your crop fields, grow areas or urban garden. We support each other on the journey to growing beneficial, diverse networks in the soil to bring balance and fertility with decreasing dependence on chemical inputs.

Our work centres around harnessing the skillsets of microorganisms from thermophilic decomposition to nutrient cycling within plants roots. All waste types, regardless of quantity and frequency with which it is produced, have an optimal recipe format where it serves not only as a tool for waste management but is also converted into a high-quality soil amendment full of beneficial microbe life which is important for soil, plant and environmental health.

Contact Details:

Tel: (079) 926 9813

Email: nathalie@convertdirt.net

Website: www.convert-dirt.com


Kwazulu Natal

The Africa Zero Waste Hub is a product of an umbrella project funded by the Urban Movement Innovation Fund (UMIF) that focused on mobilising and organising around zero waste in cities. The Hub content is generated from the generous sharing and learning that continues to take place online across different contexts between the Durban University of Technology's Urban Futures Centre (UFC@DUT), groundWork (gW), Asiye eTafuleni (during 2021-2023) – all based in Durban, South Africa, Nipe Fagio (Tanzania), Purpose (Kenya), the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) (Ghana), the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and UMI. While the South African team of this network, who work on the Warwick Zero Waste project (WZW Project), are responsible for the website development and design, the content and learnings here are generated from all these organisations and partners – it is through learning and sharing as a collective that we can move towards better zero waste practices.

Contact Details:

Tel: (072) 386 7021

Email: zerowaste@groundwork.org.za

Website: https://africazerowastehub.org.za/


Warwick Zero Waste Project

Tamlynn Fleetwood (PhD) is a research and evaluation specialist with extensive research, monitoring and evaluation, and project management experience. Tamlynn has post-graduate degrees in Environmental Management (BSoc Sci Hons), Human Geography (MSoc Sci) and Community Development (Post-Doc) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (South Africa), as well as a Doctoral degree in Geography from Durham University (UK). Her research interests and work experience span a range of topics within the social sciences; namely, urban and environmental issues, climate justice, waste management, and informality. Tamlynn is currently the Principal Investigator and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead of an innovative zero-waste project situated in the informal Markets of Warwick (Durban) and surrounding suburbs – implemented in partnership with the eThekwini Municipality and groundWork. One of the flagship components of the project is the co-development and upscaling of an organic waste to compost project that is jointly implemented with City partners to restructure the way in which organic waste is managed in the municipality.