South Africa’s recently introduced carbon tax will ensure zero waste to landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well boost investments for low carbon alternatives, said Bertie Lourens, CEO of Wasteplan — a Cape Town based on-site waste management company.
Lourens was speaking at the 2019 SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, conference held recently in Cape Town.
The carbon tax, launched on June 1, 2019, aims to reduce 34 per cent carbon emissions by 2020 and 42 per cent emissions by 2025.
South Africa, has exceeded the UK and France in terms of pollution and is soon approaching a situation of running out of landfill space; the inevitable “day full” is on our doorstep, Lourens said.
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