Duncan Village Secondary Recycling Cooperative
Collects and processes organic waste into valuable nutrients.
Duncan Village Recycling Secondary Cooperative (DVRS) captures the entire bio-waste value chain by establishing composting facilities linked to a highly productive organoponic system of urban food production. It covers its expenses by collecting waste and is thus a sustainable business model for source separation of waste at a household level. DVRS also receives revenues from food production, the resale of fresh produce to the community where the collection of source-separated waste takes place, and recycling the collected dry waste streams.
Element Consulting Engineers is responsible for building, operating and transferring the composting facility two hectares of organoponic urban food gardens and the community food stalls.
Growing Power NPC is an NGO providing agro-ecological training and technical support.
East London Industrial Development Zone supports the project by incubating two hectares of organoponic food gardens on its premises and providing funding support.
DNF Waste & Environmental Services provides technical support for expanding source-separated waste collection from 1,000 households to 5,0000 households and for recycling of non-organic resources.
The 2013 SEED Awards in South Africa are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.