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Public waste management will continue as it is an essential service, but we will need to do our part to help them during the lockdown.


South Africa (24 March 2020) – Starting on Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 23h59, South Africa goes into lockdown. Citizens across the country will be spending every day at home; this will result in an increase in household waste.

Public waste management will continue as it is an essential service, but we will need to do our part to help them during the lockdown.

“At this time, it is vitally important that we manage our volumes of organic and food waste at home. Our waste collection and processing services will be operating with a reduced number of staff, it is therefore important that we do not over capacitate these services with increased organic and food waste volumes,” says Brian Küsel from BiobiN South Africa.

BiobiN is a clean and simple solution to managing organic and wet waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Waste Management System is a unique and innovative design which safely removes hazardous and odorous elements from organic waste material while recycling the waste into a safe, environmentally friendly and rich organic compost.

BiobiN recommends two immediate ways that you can help our public waste services during the lockdown:

  1. Responsible consumption. Now is the time to cook efficiently, limiting food scraps and wastage. Weekly meal planning coordinated shopping can lead to a reduced food waste household output. Time to implement your plan.
  2. Start composting. Food scraps do not need to enter the main municipal waste stream, especially during this time. Get a contained compost unit installed at your home. Keep it well managed by regularly turning it and adding garden cuttings. Finally, use your compost and your extra time at home to get your garden going.

Where BiobiN’s have been installed at shopping centres, cell phone companies, broadcasters and banking and office blocks etc, they will continue to operate, and the food waste that is emptied into the BiobiN will turn into compost over the lockdown period, with no smells, flies or rodents etc.

“This is a time for unity and a collective effort to get through this lockdown. Let’s support all the people who still need to operate and at risk, during the lockdown. We can support our waste personnel by properly managing our waste at home,” says Küsel from BiobiN.

To find out more about BiobiN, visit their website: www.biobin.co.za  or follow them at www.facebook.com/BiobiNSouthAfrica

Source: BiobiN 
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