USE-IT has been a leading example of what can be achieved through a focus on Green Economic Development and specifically with its focus on project development within the waste beneficiation sector. USE-IT's efforts have facilitated the creation of 2419 jobs since its inception in July 2009 to the end of July 2016 comprising 512 verified direct jobs, 1809 indirect jobs and 98 short-term construction jobs.
One aim is to use the direct funds received from eThekwini to further leverage external funding to develop other project opportunities.
USE-IT has already started on an ambitious campaign of fundraising from local development grant funding, corporate social responsibility and enterprise development funding together with international funding agencies. Part of this is the already secured grant from Google of $10,000 per month to advertise our offering to potential funders.
USE-IT works with Stakeholders who recycle glass for local processing and application. A central crushing facility crushes different size fractions that are channelled into multiple applications from abrasives and paint manufcature with the finer material to re-smelting applications for new products, sand-blasting grit, pipeline bedding material and building aggregates.
There is a growing demand for this product.
These are innovative building materials made from compressed waste soils and recycled builders rubble. Rambrick offers a high-quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly building solution. The design is thermally efficient and three times stronger than hollow concrete blocks.
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USE-IT is in the process of developing a waste beneficiation centre in Hammarsdale which is the first for the African Continent, funding for which has been obtained from the Green Fund. A fully green building development using the compressed earth blocks as the main building material of the centre will be used with other green elements planned within the infrastructure.
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