About the Industrial Symbiosis Programme2023-04-25T14:19:09+02:00

About the Industrial Symbiosis Programme

Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a resource-efficient approach where unused or residual resources of one company are used by another. The Programme provides a free facilitation service which seeks out matches between companies that HAVE under- or unutilised resources with other member companies who WANT and can use them to create new business opportunities.

Industrial Symbiosis is a Local Economic Development and service delivery tool as it contributes toward improved municipal service delivery by lowering costs for waste and effluent management and creating SMME enterprise opportunities.

The NCPC-SA launched the IS Programme in 2015 and is managed in partnership with provincial authorities in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.

NCPC-SA project focus areas (Interactive map)

IS Programme savings and impact 2015 – 2022

Completed synergies: > 230 
Waste diverted from Landfill: 518 000 tonnes
Virgin resources saved: 431 000 tonnes
GHG emissions savings (CO2e): 1.7 million tonnes

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