The Valuing Plastic Project
The Valuing Plastic Project aimed to launch and evaluate a small recycling scheme in Crossroads, Cape Town, by involving the congregation of Eluvukweni Church and surrounding area. Although stopped in its tracks for now, this online archive is a home for blogs that look back on progress made so far. First though, I would like to thank everyone who was involved but especially the congregation – all of whom were a privilege to speak to and without which the scheme would have not been possible.
- Clean-up at Monwabisi Beach, Cape TownAt first sight the coast looks picture perfect. But a closer look reveals plastic and other debris lurking in the dunes and between rocks. This photo essay shows what I learnt about how plastic waste becomes hidden and the value of beach clean-ups. The clean-up was organised by the Green Anglicans who arranged for volunteersContinue reading “Clean-up at Monwabisi Beach, Cape Town”
- Mandela Day at Eluvukweni ChurchThe valuing plastic recycling scheme stopped in March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the congregation and neighbours of Eluvukweni Church in Crossroads in Cape Town continued to collect recyclables. On Mandela Day (18 July 2020) volunteers emptied the storage container and sorted recyclables ready to sell once restrictions on recycling wereContinue reading “Mandela Day at Eluvukweni Church”
- From zero to 80kg in two monthsThis is a step by step overview of how we went about starting a small scale recycling project in Crossroads, Cape Town. Step 1. Starting out simple To keep things clean and simple, we asked people to collect only white paper and beverage packaging that could be easily rinsed (plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles).Continue reading “From zero to 80kg in two months”