USE-IT is an NGO that has; amongst others; developed a local green construction methodology that uses waste soils and construction rubble to create construction materials for building green, sustainable housing.
USE-IT’s housing construction materials are more cost-effective than conventional building products, are water efficient, bullet and insect-proof, earthquake resistant, and thermally efficient. The NGO provides an opportunity and solution for waste diversion from landfill as well as addressing issues related to unemployment, lack of skills and housing backlogs.
USE-IT has received a number of prestigious awards, including two Mail & Guardian Greening The Future Awards, the Five Star EcoStandard Certification, the Better Living Challenge Award, the title of the Best Waste Management Initiative Of The Year, and the KZN Waste Management Award.
USE-IT has been established as a non-profit organisation to research and develop waste beneficiation technologies with the aim of diverting waste from landfill and creating jobs in the green economy. Our primary funding and mandate is in the eThekwini area in association with the Economic Development Unit of the Municipality.
USE-IT is a special purpose vehicle, designed to act as a cluster for the waste materials recovery industry in eThekwini Municipality. In terms of Governance USE-IT is overseen by a board of directors made up of members from a diverse range of backgrounds in the waste material recovery, business and environmental management backgrounds.
USE-IT also provides a number of specialised services including:
Research and Development
Project facilitation, advice and support
Pilot project funding and facilitation of funding and business plan development for larger projects
Information dissemination, education and awareness
Network facilitation with the public and private sector and international linkages
We leverage funds to create these opportunities for small community enterprises up to multi-million Rand development projects so there is a space for every company no matter what size.
Focus your Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
How does your company see their CSI commitment? To many it is a legislative evil that sucks profit from your company. We at USE-IT see it differently; both as an opportunity to save money off your bottom line through appropriate waste management and then as an opportunity to brand and market your company as a caring, green, sustainable and socially-responsible organisation.
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Maximise your BEE Rating
If you are a private company based in South Africa, USE-IT can help to increase your B-BBEE rating by initiating a Procurement, Enterprise Development & Supplier Development program for your company. The Procurement, Enterprise Development & Supplier Development category represents a possible 42 points to your B-BBEE Score and USE-IT has developed a program that can be integrated into the supply chain of most major private companies in South Africa.