A Review of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) Waste Tyre Management Plan: Successes and Failure

Nhlanhla Nkosi, Edison Muzenda, Mohamed Belaid, Corina Mateescu, Patel Bilal

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Abstract

Solid waste generation, including waste tyres, has become a global challenge in many developed and developing countries. South Africa is seen as a growing and emerging country that is also contributing to the accumulation of waste tyres. This led to the government pronouncing its intentions to ban the landfilling of all waste tyre assortments throughout the country as they pose serious health and environmental risks. The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) implemented its Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) in 2015 with the aim of redirecting waste tyres away from landfill sites and create green jobs from the recycling thereof. However, from initiation the Plan drew criticism from various organisations plus its improper corporate governance, unwillingness to adhere to National Environmental Management (NEM) Amendment Law Bill, deviations from the original Plan, and as well as operational and performance non compliances were some of the reasons cited for the liquidation. This paper, a desktop literature study focuses on the successes and failure of the REDISA Plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019
EditorsAbdelaaziz El Hibaoui, Mohamed Essaaidi, Youssef Zaz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728151526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019 - Agadir, Morocco
Duration: Nov 27 2019Nov 30 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019

Conference

Conference7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019
CountryMorocco
CityAgadir
Period11/27/1911/30/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Nkosi, N., Muzenda, E., Belaid, M., Mateescu, C., & Bilal, P. (2019). A Review of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) Waste Tyre Management Plan: Successes and Failure. In A. El Hibaoui, M. Essaaidi, & Y. Zaz (Eds.), Proceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019 (pp. 1-8). [9078291] (Proceedings of 2019 7th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC48032.2019.9078291