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REDISA makes inroads into tyre recycling

REDISA  makes inroads into tyre recycling

Sep 16, 2014

South Africa is littered with millions of waste tyres. It’s problematic and growing at a dangerous 10 million a year. REDISA is the plan approved by government to manage the recycling of waste tyre in South Africa.

REDISA has been operational for over a year, and key achievements from 1 December 2013 to the end of July 2014 are as follows:
• 21 722 tonnes of waste tyres have been collected and ultimately diverted from landfills around the country in the following areas: Gauteng, North West, Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and KZN.
• 1080 jobs have been created
• 15 Depots are operational nationally in the following areas: Port Elizabeth, East London, Visserhok,  Mossel Bay,  Pietermaritzburg, Clairwood, Midrand ,Mamelodi, Pretoria East, Springs, Bloemfontein, Witbank and Kimberley.
• 77 SMME transporter operations are collecting tyres as per the REDISA Plan and rollout
• REDISA is currently collecting from 1089 dealers, and as the Plan continues in its five year rollout, more dealers and collection points will be collected from nationwide
• REDISA was recently announced the winner of the 2014 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award for its innovative and efficient management system. The award recognizes the innovative use of Oracle technology to address the global sustainability challenge. The award presentation will take place in San Francisco on 1 October 2014 at Oracle Open World

REDISA is constantly looking to resolve issues that the public might have regarding stockpiled tyres, and encourages all members of the public who are aware of tyre stockpiles to contact REDISA at / +27 87 35-REUSE (73873) or visit the REDISA website.

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