During 2017, the RNF together with its members Varta Namibia, Pick n Pay Namibia and the City of Windhoek, introduced the first household batteries collection bins in Namibia. Given that disposing of the batteries via normal household refuse could be damaging to the environment, tremendous support from the public saw large volumes of batteries collected during the first three months.
The project has since been expanded to the coast, where the Municipality of Swakopmund and the Walvis Bay Municipality assist with the safe disposal of the batteries at their hazardous waste landfills.
The household battery collection bins are available at the following outlets/venues:
In Windhoek : Pick n Pay Auas Valley, Pick n Pay Eros, Pick n Pay Mega Centre
Pupkewitz Megabuild and Pupkewitz Mega Centre
The Document Warehouse
In Swakopmund: Pick n Pay Swakopmund
In Walvis Bay: Pick n Pay Walvis Bay
To continue raising awareness on the importance of the 3 R’s of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, the RNF printed two info posters – one targeted at the youth, and the other for the corporate sector. These informative posters were made possible by the assistance of RNF member, B2 Gold Namibia.
The need for signage on collection bins also saw the RNF printing a range of recycling stickers, which are available at the cost of N$40 each from the RNF office.
The Recycle Namibia Forum hosted its first ever Windhoek Recycle Day on 22 October 2016 – providing a one stop drop off point for a range of recyclables, plus the opportunity to safely dispose of household batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs. Together with the input of our members and schools, a great deal of fun was had!
Two more Recycle Days are planned for 2017, so watch this space!
In December 2015, the Bag to Nature campaign hosted by Pick n Pay in conjunction with the RNF was launched. This initiative serves to encourage shoppers to rather opt for reusable shopping bags. Pick n Pay is donating N$1 of every bag sold country-wide to the RNF.
Courtesy of Namibia Media Holdings, organisors of the annual Namibia Tourism Expo, the RNF has been able to showcase and inform the public on the 3 R’s of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.
Every year, a team of the RNF conducts a visit to the coast – not only to familiarise ourselves with the schools and their recycling efforts, but also to visit our members at the coast, and be in attendance at events such as the Biodiversity week, clean ups, info session and similar