Non-recyclable waste could pave Durban’s walkways

Posted by Elise Kirsten on 10 March 2020

Soggy plastic waste scooped up from the Umgeni River, which can’t be used for traditional recycling, could be repurposed for paving and walkways in the Durban area.

Green Corridors, a social-purpose and impact-focused organisation, has a solution to the problem of this litter which is collected in river catchment litter booms.

These booms were installed by Bart Fokkens, who is a member of the Dusi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT), an organisation that champions the environmental health of the uMngeni and uMsunduzi Rivers but not all of the waste collected is recyclable.

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Green Corridors has plans to mix the ‘dirty plastic waste’ with crushed glass to create paving blocks which can be used for walkways and landscaping.

Waste collected from river catchment litter booms, which stretch from ‘just above the Blue Lagoon area and into various informal settlement areas’ will be used according to Roving Reporters.

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Image: Facebook/Green Corridors


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