For comment by 30 April 2017: Tyre Industry to prepare and submit an Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan.
There are two notices out. I haven’t looked at them in detail, but from what I have seen they look very similar, or perhaps even identical.
The notices are the draft call for the Tyre Industry to submit a Tyre Industry Waste Management Plan.
For comment by 17 May 2017: Proposed National Norms and Standards for sorting, shredding, grinding, crushing, screening or bailing of general waste.
There are two calls for public comment. The first is the amendment to the list of activities likely to have a detrimental effect on the Environment. This amendment is seeking to add a few activities, one of which is the sorting, shredding, grinding, crushing, screening or bailing of general waste.
The second piece of proposed legislation open for comment are National norms and standards for sorting, shredding, grinding, crushing, screening or bailing of general waste. This seems to bring many similar requirements for registration, auditing and reporting as is required for those who store waste.
Comments closed: Proposed requirements for those who “Transport Waste for Gain” to register on the SA Waste Information System .
Released 12 December 2016. These proposed regulations, along with amendments to the Waste Information Regulations, set out requirements for those who transport waste for gain, excluding municipalities, to register on and report via the South African Waste Information System (SAWIS).
This has potentially far reaching implications for the recycling and waste management sector.
Amendments to the Waste Tyre Regulations.
Released 02 December 2016. I haven’t study this in detail, but I believe the main changes were to bring the Regulations in line with the same requirements for the upcoming IndWMPs for the Paper & Packing, e-Waste and Lighting sectors, as well as make a number of clarifications for the requirements of belonging to a Plan.
Comments closed: Draft Section 28 call for Industry Waste Management Plans for the Paper & Packaging, e-Waste and Lighting sectors.
Released 12 September 2016. Following a withdrawl of the notice of 12 August 2016 which had called for the Paper & Packaging, e-Waste and Lighting sectors to submit Industry Waste Management Plans (IndWMPs). This is the draft of the new Section 28 notice which sets out the requirements of IndWMPs, amongst other things.
The comment period is closed, however a new revised draft Section 28 Notice for comment is expected soon.
National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management Charges.
Released 11 August 2016. The National Strategy for Waste Management Charges (NSWMC) contains guiding methodologies for the setting of waste management charges, aimed at funding the re-use, recycling or recovery of waste; implementation of industry waste management plans (IndWMPs) for those activities that generate specific waste streams.
See page 7 (PDF page 12) for the range of instruments available, and page 32 (PDF page 37) for notes on how Extended Producer Responsibility schemes can be funded. This has a direct bearing on the Industry Waste Management Plans that will be shortly called for, for the Paper & Packaging, e-Waste and Lighting sectors, as well as the existing Tyre Plan.
For comment by 18 April 2017: City of Cape Town’s 3rd Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP).
The City of Cape Town has published it’s draft IWMP for comment which highlights a number of programmes and projects for 2017 – 2022. There’s a lot of good background information which is really interesting, especially if you operate in or near the metro.
Green Cape: Waste Information Report 2017
Green Cape’s annual publication on the economic opportunities for Waste Management in the Western Cape province. According to Green Cape, “We see current opportunities for businesses and investors in the waste sector in the Western Cape that are primarily focused on recyclables (plastics), organics, e-waste, and construction and demolition waste (C&DW)”