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Tour at Mariannhill landfill site. Photo credit: Landfill Conservancies

Nominee:

Durban (eThekwini) municipality

Initiative:

Durban Landfill Conservancies

Region:

Africa

Pollutants targeted: Black carbon and co-pollutants, Methane

 

About

The Durban Landfill Conservancies demonstrate innovative and holistic landfill management that reduces methane emissions, provides safe waste disposal, and turns captured methane into electricity for the local grid. Its landfill gas project was the first in Africa and is still one of the most successful in the world. Durban Landfill Conservancies is also recognized for sharing its experiences with other countries and cities within and outside Africa.  
  

Website:

www.durban.gov.za

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