Research and Statistics

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Research and Statistics


The national Waste Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap provides a guide to waste research, development and innovation required to contribute towards growing and transforming the South African waste sector.

The Waste Management Flagship Programme is one of the near-term priority programmes of the Department of Environmental Affairs National Climate Change Response White Paper. This programme will establish the greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential of the waste management sector and will include, but not be limited to, investigating waste-to-energy opportunities available within the solid-, semi-solid- and liquid-waste management sectors, especially the generation, capture, conversion and/or use of methane emissions

For further information on the Waste Management Flagship Programme refer to:


For statistics on waste management in South Africa refer to:

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