Visit to the Rent-A-Drum Recycling Facility
June 2, 2016
In follow up to recommendations from the exchange visit to the German Sustainable Development Council, a site visit was undertaken to the Rent-A-Drum facility in Windhoek to gain a better understanding about the workings of the recycling industry in Namibia.
The delegation, led by Dr. Gabi Scheider, was given a tour of the facility, after which there was a presentation and discussion in the boardroom. The following were the main key outcomes from the discussion:
- For recycling to really take off the ground in Namibia, more support from GRN is required
- More awareness about recycling needs to be created among the general public
- Legislative support is required so that people can be forced to recycle
- Strengthened cooperation and partnership is needed between the private sector and municipalities on the issue of recycling
In follow up to the site visit, the Council is planning a working session on waste management with all interested stakeholders, which will include a dedicated session on the 3 Rs: reduce, re-use and recycle.