Industrie(s): Waste Management


Sector: Government

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) is deeply committed to accelerating the adoption of the circular economy in South Africa, recognizing it as a pivotal model for sustainable development. Embracing the circular economy not only aligns with global environmental objectives but also presents a unique opportunity for significant economic growth, particularly for poorer communities. Crucially, the circular economy approach not only addresses environmental concerns but serves as a catalyst for sustainable consumption and production.
DFFE actively implements the National Waste Management Strategy, designed to minimize waste generation and landfill use, unlocking economic opportunities in the process. Through various recycling and waste beneficiation initiatives, the department promotes a recycling economy ethos, aligning with the circular economy principles. Furthermore, stringent enforcement of chemicals and waste management policies and legislation underscores the commitment to sustainable practices, ensuring compliance with authorizations, directives, and international agreements.