The NCPC-SA Industrial Symbiosis Programme (ISP) is a free facilitation service that promotes the exchange of residual resources of one company with another company who can make use of it. This results in mutual economic, social and environmental benefits. Resources can be anything – material, energy, water, production waste, assets, logistics or expertise.
The IS Programme aims to build a network of businesses with links or “synergies” between companies. A synergy is completed when resources are exchanged. This leads to economic, environmental and social benefits for both.
The waste streams identified can also often result in developing new business opportunities for local SMMEs in the waste sector.
The NCPC-SA manages IS Programmes in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo and is in the process of establishing ISP partnerships in the Eastern Cape and FreeState.