Western Cape’s mounting rubbish problem

"We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," MEC for environmental affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release. The Western Cape generated approximately three million tonnes of waste in 2017 according to the government. The City of Cape Town alone produced almost 7 000 t of waste per day last year, GroundUp reports. According to Rudolf van Jaarsveldt, head of communication for environmental affairs, the Western Cape is having trouble keeping …