Day Five: Monetising waste gives communities an extra incentive to recycle

Julia Evans – 6 May 2022

The Skhaftin Bus is a mobile grocery store that aims to provide low-cost food and promote plastic-free shopping. On the fifth day of its trip through South Africa, the bus stopped at the Bontebok Primary School in Swellendam, Western Cape and met with the solid waste and environmental manager at the Swellendam municipality.

This is where it starts – these kids,” says Johan van Niekerk, the manager of solid waste and environment for the Swellendam municipality, while sitting in the spectator stands at Bontebok Primary School…