USE IT - Flagship Project: The Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre
The vision of the Hammarsdale Waste Beneficiation Centre (HWBC) is to establish a "community factory" that will promote job creation by participating in the production of "green" products from recycled and locally available materials, for larger scale contracts, while at the same time providing participants with useful skills for own future business ventures. It will also stimulate economic activity in the area from the collection of recyclable waste and address multiple levels of intervention to expand job creation and skills development in the area. The Centre is a collaborative venture with government and the private sector to create a green economic hub of excellence that will showcase eThekwini’s and the government’s commitment to the Green Economy that can be showcased globally.
Compressed Earth Block Project with USE-IT - Plastering
Equipment manufactured by Advanced Earthen Construction Technologies is used by USE-IT to compress the soil, mixed waste and cement stabiliser mixture into compressed earth blocks. The machine is able to make 350 compressed earth blocks in one hour.