Koreserv’s primary waste management objective, Zero Waste To Landfill. Our goal is to play our part in supporting national and global efforts in reducing our carbon footprint. Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose.
Increasingly, greater attention is being paid to waste management, and pro-active organisations are seeing the benefits of establishing a waste reduction program.
Recycling saves energy, helps keep materials out of landfills and incinerators, and provides raw materials for the production of new products. When waste cannot be prevented, recycling is the next best option. Recycling is more than extending the life of landfills. It is about making the best use of the resources we have available and conserving those resources for future generations. It is about conserving water, energy, land and raw materials.
Knowledge is power, by understanding the amount and types of wastes your organisation produces, you’re better positioned to find ways to reduce hauling costs and negotiate for waste and recycling services that actually fit your needs.
Biodegradable and organic waste that ends up at landfill, generate an incredible amount of methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas with more than 84 times the global warming capacity of carbon dioxide over a 20-year period.
Decomposing landfill food waste at landfill, generates toxic leachates which contaminate our groundwater. Water contamination by landfill leachates can cause health conditions such as allergies, stomach disorders, blood disorders, renal failure, seizures, birth defects and even cancer.
So, if you’re truly worried about both human health and the effects of global warming, it should definitely concern you to discover that it is estimated that only 10% of all our current food waste is diverted from landfill for composting.
The good news is that there is an easy way that you can start contributing to making a difference and encouraging fellow restaurant owners, food outlets, supermarkets and any business generating organic waste to do the same.
Our dedicated waste partners are committed to assisting you with this process. Speak to our team now to help you make the necessary changes.
A report by the World Bank details which countries produce the most garbage every day and according to this report, South Africa produces 54 425 tonnes of trash every day – the 15th highest rated country in the world.
Cigarette butts, whose filters contain tiny plastic fibres, were the most common type of plastic waste found in the environment in a recent global survey. Drinking bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, drink lids, straws and stirrers were the next most common items.