The 2016 Individual Merit Certificate and Trophy in the KZN Waste Management Awards has been won by Chris Whyte, Managing Director of USE-IT NPO and RambrickTM. Whyte has been a consultant in the fields of natural resource management and sustainable development for 22 years, and has been the driving force behind the USE-IT eThekwini Waste Materials Recovery Industry Development Cluster. Chris says: "It has been my passion for many years to contribute towards innovative solutions to ensure that waste is diverted from landfill and utilized as a valuable resource" He cites RamBrickTM as an example. "It is the first, and currently the only, local conventional building material manufactured from 95% recycled materials: waste soil and recycled builder's rubble". The RamBrickTM system won the 2015 Cape Craft and Design Institute's Better Living Challenge in the Strucutral Home category, and also the Gold Award for Recycling and Waste Management at the 2015 Eco-Logic Awards.
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