It’s a fact: for every tonne of waste processed by a waste-to-energy plant in place of a landfill, approximately one tonne of carbon dioxide emissions is avoided. Through the launch of South Africa’s very first refuse-derived fuel plant, Interwaste is ensuring less reliance on vital and carbon-intensive resources.

Earlier this year, waste management company Interwaste launched South Africa’s very first refuse-derived fuel (RDF) plant, which aims to reduce waste to landfill and pioneer the conversion of general, industrial and municipal waste to alternative fuels – placing less strain on South Africa’s already limited resources.

Prior to the implementation of the plant, Interwaste underwent stringent environmental compliance procedures to ensure due process was followed and that the facility would operate with a valid licence and the correct environmental authority approvals, which are critical in ensuring sound business practices.

“In line with global best practice, Interwaste continually invests in innovative solutions that present the most environmentally sound waste management opportunities. It’s what makes us market leaders and places us in a favourable position within the competitive waste management industry,” says Allan Willcocks, CEO, Interwaste.

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