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City calls for innovative sustainable waste management initiatives <p>Waste management businesses in Cape Town are advised that the City of Cape Town has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking information and ideas on any products, technologies or other offerings that could improve the City's waste management operations and services. </p><p>Areas of interest include: </p><ul><li><strong>Waste minimisation: </strong>Including but not limited to alternate packaging solutions, biodegradable products and any other new advanced technologies suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Waste collection: </strong>Including but not limited to bin sensors, route optimisation technologies, smart applications for waste collection and any other new advanced technologies suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Waste diversion: </strong>Including but not limited to separation at source, Materiel Recovery Facility (MRF) technologies, alternate treatment technologies eg in-vessel composting, open wind row composting, chipping, builders rubble re-use, and any other new advanced technologies suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Recycling: </strong>Including but not limited to automated recycling vending machines, smart applications for household recycling, alternate treatment mechanism for plastic waste eg lego home solution, textile waste recycling any other new advanced technologies suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Waste to energy solutions: </strong>Photovoltaic infrastructure on closed landfill facilities, anaerobic digestion, incineration, alternate treatment for biomass (diseased trees, animal carcasses, sludge's) and any other new advanced technologies in the waste industry suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Landfill gas and leachate treatment: </strong>Including but not limited to landfill gas applications at closed landfills, use of landfill gas for biofuel, innovative leachate treatment solutions any other new advanced technologies suitable for application within the City. </li><li><strong>Behavioural change and education and awareness: </strong>Advanced technology applications Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and IoT (Internet of Things) rewards programmes etc. to assist the City in instituting a change in behaviour toward waste management in the city.</li></ul><p>The City encourages submissions that use AI, AR and IoT in application to the above list. Proposed solutions should be designed to allow for adapting, upgrading and integrating with current infrastructure. The list is not intended to be exhaustive and responders are encouraged to share additional ideas. </p><p>Proposals need to specifically focus on financial sustainability, job creation and income generation capacity, skills development, behavioural change and environmental conservation. </p><p>Any information gathered will be used to support the development of procurement processes for sustainable waste management solutions within Cape Town. </p><p><strong>For more information and instructions </strong><strong>on how to make a submission please visit the link below and download the RFI document, and follow </strong><strong>the </strong><strong>instructions</strong><strong>.</strong><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"><strong> </strong></span></p><p><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/have-your-say/requests-for-information?L1=Requests%20for%20information/wasteinnovationRFI" target="_blank">https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/have-your-say/requests-for-information?L1=Requests%20for%20information/wasteinnovationRFI</a> </p><p>Please provide your inputs on or before <strong>10:00 on Monday, 31 October 2022. </strong>Please also note that all future contracts to enhance UWM services will be issued via legislated competitive tender processes. </p><p>'Human and Economic Development over the past century has created a lot of prosperity, but along with this prosperity comes a lot of waste. As waste continues to accumulate, so our need for innovative thinking and solutions becomes more urgent. I encourage all those with relevant expertise to help guide the City as we equip ourselves for a more waste-wise future,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-09-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f096aae8-e4dd-41e5-a596-d69a125f1b1b;L0|#0f096aae8-e4dd-41e5-a596-d69a125f1b1b|Sustainability;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c;L0|#06b416521-7711-4f0e-b13d-569a55bdbb2c|waste management10

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