The world faces a landfill crisis and sites in South Africa are expected to be full within a few years, while major provinces have not been granted permits for landfills in two decades. South Africa produces upwards of 65 million tonnes of hazardous waste, of which only 6% is recycled. More and more children are being born with birth defects, with an increase in asthma and lung disease. If this situation is not imperative, then what is? Imperative Waste Solutions is a zero-emission, anti-landfill, hazardous waste collection, and waste-treatment recycling service provider. Imperative Waste Solutions ticks 8 out of 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Current industry regulations aren’t unified and makes use of outdated operational plans. Imperative Waste Solutions identified a huge gap in the market for an affordable collection cost paired with clean anti-landfill technologies. Using clean technology that doesn’t pollute the environment, the company collects hazardous waste from hospitals and mines, redirects hazardous waste away from landfills, turns hazardous waste into reusable products, and captures emissions directly from landfills on its waste data platform and sells this data to banks and institutions – thereby increasing sustainable efficiency and seeking to reduce, re-use and recycle hazardous waste globally.