Buyisa – e – Bag PresentationParliamentary Workshop10 March 2010ByShirleighStrydom: CEO Buyisa – e - Bag
About Buyisa-e-Bag • A Section 21 Company, established by Government as part of the Plastic Bag Initiative. • Created as a result of Government Legislation regarding plastic bags. • Funded by Government
Vision To contribute towards long-termsustainability by ensuring an environment that is free from all recyclable waste.
Buy-Back CentresBusiness Recovery Initiatives that aim to make recycling accessible to communities and collectors for collection and recycling of used packaging materials, namely, plastics, used beverage cans, paper and glass.
Primary Objectives of Centres • Ensuring a clean and healthy environment by addressing the causes of litter & waste. • Develop entrepreneurs by creating sustainable jobs. • To ensure sustainability of centres through direct involvement of Communities, Local Municipalities, Provincial and National Government.
Legal & Administrative Requirements for BBCs • Undertake market research on recycling. • Identify a dedicated local entrepreneurs or co-operatives. • Legal registration of centres. • Secure suitable land.
Legal & Administrative Requirements for BBCs • Enter into long-term lease agreements. • Re-zoning. • EIA compliance: Provincial Environment. • Permit approval: Provincial Environment. • Building plan approval: Municipalities.
Legal & Administrative Requirements for BBCs • Develop Buy-Back Centre Business Plan. • Supply of functional resources • Obtain valid Tax Clearance Certificate. • Ensure local community support. • Create effective partnership between all role-players.
Operational Expectations of BBCs • 15 permanent jobs created per centre. • 15 – 30 Informal jobs created per centre • 30 - 50 tons of waste recovered /month/centre. • Extended landfill lifespan. • Direct collection of recyclable materials from source. • Reduced risk of pollution. • A clean environment.
Sources of Recyclable Materials • Drop-off centres. • Shopping malls. • Township & inner-city residential areas. • Local schools & recreational facilities. • Taxi ranks. • Collectors & agents. • Garden refuse sites. • Landfill sites.
Buyisa Mandate • Entrepreneur development. • Co-operative development • Job creation • Poverty alleviation • Reduction of waste to landfill
Funding per Financial Year • 2004/2005 = R12 million • 2005/2006 = R12 million • 2006/2007 = R20 million • 2007/2008 = R20 million • 2008/2009 = R30 million • 2009/2010 = R30 million • 2010/2011 = R35 million (Budgeted)
Progress of BBCs 24 Operational BBCs Country wide 8 Built by BeB16 Supported by BeB
New BBCs out on Tender7 BBCs are currently out on tender for construction 4 Existing BBCs on tender for renovations14 BBCs Ready for tender 2010/2011 financial year10 BBCs Awaiting necessary documentation for Board approval
Youth Empowerment Initiatives6 BBCs Breakdown 2 Operational3 Out on tender1 Awaiting necessary documentation
Geographical Location of BBCs Gauteng: 7 Mpumalanga: 5 Eastern Cape: 3 North West: 3 KNZ: 3 Western Cape: 1 Northern Cape: 1 Limpopo: 1 Free State: 0
Challenges (BBCs) • Land availability • Seed Funding • Effectiveness of Co- Operatives • Fluctuation of product prices • Legal Requirements (EIA etc.) • Electricity costs
Buyisa Challenges • Presence in Provinces • Staff retention • Co-operation from local Government • Corporate Governance
Conclusion & Way ForwardExpansion into all ProvincesResearch into the Recycling IndustryInclusion of Materials recovery Facilities in our plansForming strategic partnerships with DTI, Economic Development , IndaloYethu etc.
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