Staff Reporter – The Zimbabwe Daily
Harare, Zimbabwe – Lawrence Mashungu, Climate Change Mitigation Expert, for the government of Zimbabwe has envisaged recycling as the future of Zimbabwe.
Although the recycling industry is not that vibrant in the country as compared to other countries on the continent such as Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, initiatives of making the recycling industry more viable are already in motion.
“Recycling is the future and we have to maximise it fully. The Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) of Zimbabwe, identifies recycling as one of our key strategies for achieving the carbon future.
I am 100 percent for it and we have young people in Zimbabwe leading in this, talk of Ronny Mbaisa and Kudakwashe Dhliwayo showing great leadership on this front.
Moreso, Zimbabwe Sunshine Group in Harare and the TechVillage Innovation Hub in Bulawayo are doing very very well in this area and what we need is to scale up what these young people are doing,” said Mashungu.
In South Africa, recycling has so far created thousands of formal and informal jobs. The global recycling industry is worth over US$300 billion.