Siyabuddy Recycling and Waste Management
Manufacturing sustainable eco-bricks from recycled plastic waste
Siyabuddy empowers community members to collect waste from different sources like shopping centres, hospitals, illegal dumping sites, etc. The company trains the collectors on waste separation, pays them per kg collected and ultimately sells the collected waste to recyclers all across South Africa.
Siyabuddy also manufactures and sells plastic pavement bricks, made from recycled plastic bags, which can also be turned into other brick moulds as well as roof tiles.
Industrial Development Coorperation (IDC) is a national development finance institution that has been the enterprise’s most important financier so far.
SAPPI, a global technology company, provided Siyabuddy with a baling machine and the training required to operate it.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2019 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).