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Integrated waste managment

WRAPP is an accredited waste service provider since 2016, and Institute of Waste Management member since 2009.

We can assist with your waste management planning and advise best practice.

Our trained Waste Management staff have the experience and know how to assist you to comply with the latest regulations.

Our waste management software is ideal to proactively manage and measure waste management progress and goals.

We can also assist with waste collection services, transport and other management waste activities.

Background

Waste management in South Africa is governed by the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008). The Waste Act supports the waste management hierarchy in its approach to waste management, by promoting cleaner production, waste minimisation, reuse, recycling and waste treatment with disposal seen as a last resort in the management of waste.

South Africa’s National Waste legislation serves a number of purposes: Not only does it regulate waste management to protect the health of South Africans as well as the environment, but it also focuses on stipulating certain measures that companies must take to prevent pollution and ecological degradation.

The White Paper on Integrated Pollution and Waste Management (IP&WM, 2000) proposed a holistic and integrated system and process of management aimed at: pollution prevention and minimisation at source, managing the impact of pollution and waste on the receiving environment, and remediating damaged environments. Waste management is defined over the entire life cycle of waste, namely generation, storage, collection, transport, treatment and final disposal thereof.

The overarching goal of the White Paper (subsequently enacted in the 2008 Act) is to ensure that pollution and waste are managed in an integrated way. The intention of the new legislation is to move from a previous situation of fragmented and uncoordinated pollution control and waste management to integrated pollution and waste management and waste minimisation.