Environmental News

Reclite Partners with Bolunga e-Waste in East London to recover and recycle waste lighting in the region

Reclite is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Bolunga e-Waste, a 100% black owned Enterprise, to cover the East London region and surrounds to manage and collect all waste lighting. This partnership ensures that all regions including the rural districts are covered to ensure that companies can meet with the new legislative requirement when waste lighting is restricted from landfill as of 1 August 2016 (Ref: Government Gazette No. 10008) . Bolunga e-Waste offers a high level of service excellence and professionalism to service all Reclite Customers in the area. Reclite and Bolunga are pleased to be able to extend this service to these regions, and look forward to a long prosperous long term working...

Reclite proudly announces that it is a winner in the Enviropaedia, Eco – Logic Awards

Following a long patient wait for all the finalists, Reclite won the silver award in the waste management and recycling category, which is sponsored by Averda. Eco-Logic Award Winners 2015/16 Environmental innovators, movers and shakers were recognised for their efforts at the annual Eco-Logic Awards gala dinner, held at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on 21 April 2016. “This year’s competition was a clear demonstration of how eco-logic thinking is now entering in the mainstream,” said David Parry Davis, editor of The Enviropaedia. The event is hosted by The Enviropaedia, in association with SABC3, and focuses on Eco-Logic thinking – a mindset and value system that goes beyond products and manufacturing to include how we run our businesses; how we live in society and our communities and the application of natural law to our politics and economy. Appreciation and credit is extended to Reclite Management and Staff that have worked tirelessly to successfully achieve the goals of the business throughout...

Enviroserv and Reclite working together to divert all waste lighting from landfill

Enviroserv and Reclite working together to divert all waste lighting from landfill As of March 2016, EnviroServ Waste Management Ltd and Reclite (Pty) Ltd have joined efforts in order to divert lighting waste from landfills.  This initiative is in support of the government’s strategy to divert waste from landfill. The government’s strategy includes waste minimisation, and recovery of resources thus creating much needed jobs. The partnership between Reclite and EnviroServ ensures that lamp waste is recycled in Reclite’s state-of-the art recycling facility based in Gauteng and that a nationwide footprint is covered to recover all lighting waste. Furthermore, this venture aims to move the two organisations’ customers up the waste hierarchy through innovative recycling solutions ahead of the legislated date that prohibits this waste stream from all landfills throughout South Africa from July 2016 (Ref: Government Gazette No. 10008). To ensure that lighting waste is not disposed of at a landfill, EnviroServ employees direct this waste to collection containers which are emptied regularly and transferred to Reclite’s operating facilities. Reclite commends EnviroServ for its decision to divert this entire waste stream from its landfills ahead of the Legislated time frame. We look forward to working together to protect the...

Reclite Partners with Contrawaste in Swaziland to recover and recycle waste lighting throughout the Kingdom.

Reclite is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Contrawaste based in Swaziland, to service the Kingdom of Swaziland  to recover and collect all waste lighting for recycling. Reclite and Contrawaste ensure that all Basel Procedures and Legislation are strictly adhered to offering compliant and professional services throughout the Kingdom of Swaziland. For more information please contact Contrawaste Swaziland as per details below: Mr. Nigel Sparkes                                             or                                              Karen McNally Telephone: + 268 7602 2334                                                  Telephone: + 268 7844 6781 eMail: sparkesn@realnet.co.sz                                             eMail:...

Reclite is invited by Al Gore and his team to attend the Live television broadcast from Cape Town Waterfront on Friday 13th November 2015 for the Live Earth Climate Change Project

Patricia Schröder participated in the kick off of the 24 Hours of Reality live television broadcast from the Waterfront in Cape Town. 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth brings the world together to let our leaders know to act against climate change. Former US Vice President Al Gore, artists and influencers, and millions across the planet got together for a global day of action and music to celebrate progress across continents and send a clear message to world leaders: to take climate action now, ahead of the COP 21 Climate Conference to be held in PARIS from 30 November to 11 December 2015. Click here for more info on COP 21 http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en/ There were 8 segments representing time slots of each country participating in the live television broadcast. South Africa being Segment 1 kicking off the broadcast followed by the rest: SEGMENT 1: LIVE FROM CAPE TOWN AFRICA WITH FOCUS ON SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Great need brings great promise for sustainable development. SEGMENT 2: LIVE FROM RIO DE JANEIRO LATIN AMERICA Seeing the forest and the trees: Global solutions begin with local actions. SEGMENT 3: LIVE FROM MIAMI Eastern United States, Mexico, Caribbean islands Leadership responding to the need for a clean energy economy. SEGMENT 4: LIVE FROM CALGARY Canada, Western United States Regional leadership forges essential progress. SEGMENT 5: LIVE FROM SYDNEY Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, and small islands If the government won’t act on climate, the people will. SEGMENT 6: LIVE FROM MANILA The Philippines, small islands, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia While Western Leaders hesitate, developing nations take the lead. SEGMENT 7: LIVE FROM BEIJING CHINA An...

Reclite presents at the Eastern Cape 2015, Road To Zero Waste Conference

Patricia Schröder presented at the Road to Zero Waste Conference held at the East London Industrial Development Zone Convention Centre that took place from the 14th  to 15th October 2015. The presentation focused on the recovery, recycling and management of waste lighting lamps. The presentation resulted in the audience gaining more insight into the management of this waste stream and created a high level of positive feedback from the audience. More information can be found on the media release from the...