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Project NMB Invites Communities to Go Green

Oct 12, 2018
Project NMB Invites Communities to Go Green

The Project Nelson Mandela Bay Clean City Task Team hosted a Community Cleanup Workshop in order to educate and enable attendees to coordinate their own cleanup initiatives.

The workshop explored various aspects of the waste management industry and encouraged interactive participation.

“I have always believed in sharing my knowledge, especially in the waste industry, as one can make a bigger impact by inspiring others to take the lead,” said Kay Hardy, who heads up the Clean City Task Team.

Speakers included Melinda Labuscagne, GIS Controller from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, who discussed the municipality’s role in waste management and illegal dumping.

“According to the last survey, we are aware of 1350 illegal dump hot spots in NMBM, and we invite all to help us by being our eyes and ears, reporting illegal dumping and by educating those who may not be aware of waste facilities available,” she pleaded.

Project NMB Invites Communities to Go Green

Vicky Porter, Marketing Manager for The Waste Trade Company followed by sharing basic event management guidelines.

“The coordination of a cleanup is relatively simple, but it is very important to have a team of people to assist, none of us can make a big difference on our own,” she explained before adding her favourite quote, “Small things times many hands equals big change!”

The workshop concluded with an educational recycling talk, presented by Laura Henderson, owner of Greencycle and Emmy Nxayeka, Schools Project Coordinator from The Waste Trade Company.

Their discussion included reasons to recycle, what can be recycled and a brief introduction to the local recycling industry. Attendees said they had gained valuable information, and encouraged Project NMB to host more such workshops.

Project NMB is a private, nonprofit good citizen initiative that works towards making Nelson Mandela Bay the greatest city in South Africa.

“We are proud of the Clean City Task Team and applaud their effort toward greening the city, this assists in improving the city’s marketability and standing which boosts local pride,” Michelle Brown, Project NMB CEO, concluded.

Main image: Kay Hardy, Co-owner and Manager The Waste Trade Company as well as head of the Clean City Task Team; Simon Leleka, Environmental Specialist VWSA, Emmy Nxayeka, Schools Project Coordinator The Waste Trade Company

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