Hout Bay Recycling Co-op
Technology: Waste recycling and composting
Project developer: Thrive Hout Bay/ PACE
VERS: 298 tCO2 per annum
Project description: A social enterprise started by Thrive Hout Bay saw residents of Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay begin recycling in 2009. To date the project has prevented more than 2 000 tons of waste from going to landfill where it would have turned to methane and CO2 (2 500 tCO2 equivalent) and placed further stresses on Cape Town’s solid waste resources, land and water. By sorting and selling the recycled waste the project has created employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for residents of Hout Bay.
Carbon Calaculated was used to independtly audit the amount of CO2e available from this project 2012.
The project was again audited in 2013, this time by The Green House in May 2013 for the period March 2012 to March 2013.
The PIN for this project, which contains more detailed information, can be dowloaded here.
In 2012 we are able to pay the HBRC project R164,976 (R100/tCO2) for their credits. This is what the project director had to say:
Thank you so very much for the payment. You and your team made us bigger and grown in minutes. For now I have no words to express my happiness. It was like a story when I first here about this carbon credit thing. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH to every body who worked so hard to make this happened ''