About Buyisa-e-Bag A Section 21 Company, established as a result of Plastics Bag Legislation in 2003 Funded by the Plastics Bag Levy through Government, DEAT Registered legally in 2004 as a business Primary focus: promote the collections & recycling of plastics bags in South Africa
Feedback on Progress 2005/6 Initial R12m funds received in May 2005 Appointment of the CEO, June 2005 Securing of offices & admin. resources Appointment of the Management Team Sep 2005 Preparations of Management policies & procedures Development of operational & strategic plans
Feedback on Progress 2006/7 Additional R12m & R6m roll over funds Focus on Infrastructural development projects called Multi Recycling Buy-Back Centres as key in South Africa Land-availability became very critical resulting in long negotiations with municipalities 8 New Centres identified & selected 12 Existing Centres selected
Feedback on Progress 2006/7 Lease agreements with municipalities Securing of functional resources purchased e.g. balers, scales, trolleys, steel containers EIA & Permits approved by November 2007 Procurement for Construction of 8 New Centres
Feedback on Progress 2007/8 R20m funds received with R5m Roll over funds Building Plans Approval for 8 New Centres Construction & Completion of 8 New Centres 3 Phase electricity supply to existing centres Supply of functional resources to existing centres Identification & selection of 20 centres for 2008/9
Feedback on Progress 2007/8 R20m funds received with R5m roll over funds Building Plans Approval for 8 New Centres Construction & Completion of 8 New Centres 3 Phase electricity supply to existing centres Supply of functional resources to existing centres Identification & selection of 20 centres for 2008/9
Vision StatementTo contribute towards long-term sustainability by ensuring an environment that is free from plastic bag waste.
Key Drivers for Multi Recycling Centres Sustainable Development Empowerment through the required resources e.g. training, capacity building, machineries SMME Development Job Creation opportunities Plastics Bag and Plastics Recycling
Operational Expectations 15 – 30 informal jobs created per centre. 100 – 500 tons of recyclables recovered /month. Cost saving for local municipalities (R200 to R300/ton). Extended landfill life. Direct collection of recyclable materials from source. Reduced pollution. A clean environment.
Achievements to date 4 Buy-Back Centres in Mpumalanga R7m(R1.8m) Kwa-Mhlanga Multi Recycling Buy-Back Centre Emalahleni Multi Recycling Buy-Back Centre Mhluzi Multi Recycling Buy-Back Centre Delmas Multi Recycling Buy-Back Centre Launches 2008/2009
Achievements to date 4 Buy-Back Centres in Gauteng Province with investment value of R7m (R1.8m) Itsose Buy-Back Centre, Mogale City Stink Water Buy-Back Centre, Tshwane Metro Hammanskraal Buy-Back Centre, Tshwane Metro Vuka Buy-Back Centre, Daveyton, Ekurhuleni Metro Launches 2008/2009
Achievements to date 12 Existing centres in Various Provinces Kwa-Zulu Natal Gauteng North West Eastern Cape Limpopo New Plans for 2008/9 finalized
Other Projects & Programmes 1. Youth Empowerment Initiatives Gauteng Province 400 Young Leaders Involved Mpumalanga Province 80 Young Leaders Involved North West Province 80 Young Leaders Involved
Other Projects & Programmes 2. Sustainable Clean Up Campaigns National Environmental Days International Coastal Clean up Campaigns Gauteng Litter Free Campaign Hotspots Clean Up Campaigns
Other Projects & Programmes 3. Schools Education Programmes Two Important Phases 3.1 Plastics Awareness & Recycling Programmes 3.2 Schools Collection Programmes
SABS FINANCIAL COMMITMENT 2006/7 R5,163m 2007/8 R5,524m 2008/9 R6m to be paid this fiscal Key functions: Monitoring and enforcement of standards for plastic carrier bags in South Africa
Conclusion & Way forward Efficient & Effective Partnerships Establish budgetary synergies Ensure prompt delivery on projects Community Participation & Involvement
Conclusion & Way forward Establishment of centres in other provinces Investment in high capital projects, e.g. multi-recycling facilities, recycling from the source projects and national school education programmes Intensify Youth empowerment projects Roll out Schools Education programmes Comprehensive Marketing & Communication campaigns
Conclusion & Way forward Increased budget required in 2009/10 Projects Implementation in 9 provinces Increment in Job opportunities
Budget allocations to date 2005/6 R12m 2006/6 R12m 2007/8 R20m 2008/9 R20m Total funds received to date R64m
Nation-Builder Mr Michael Mlangeni Cleanest Town Competition Durban Metro
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