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Bank Windhoek

Bank Windhoek Namibia

Date: 04 July 2018

Bank Windhoek supports e-waste management

Bank Windhoek recently collaborated with Kleentek Waste Management and Scrap Salvage on a reuse and recycle exercise of electronic waste which financially benefitted the Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired. The initiative was facilitated by Recycle Namibia Forum (RFN)….

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 23 May 2018

OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN

The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) and its members have once again stepped up and show full support of the President’s appeal to clean up Namibia on Friday, 25 May 2015….

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 10 May 2018

DAGBREEK SCHOOL REMAINS FIRM LEADER IN SCHOOLS RECYCLING COMPETITION

For the third year running, Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired has scooped up the first prize in the annual 2017/18 Schools Recycling Competition (SRC) initiated and hosted by the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF). Not only did this school, according to RNF Coordinator, Anita Witt once again break all previous records in volumes they managed to collect, but they were also awarded the Best Improved School prize, given their increase from 222kg of recyclables per learner in 2017 to 275kg per learner during this year…

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 14 November 2017

RNF CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGNS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

The emphasis on the importance of cleanliness and proper ways to dispose of waste collected, saw several successful clean-up campaigns taking place during the course of 2017. The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF), and its members supported a number of such campaigns – not only with sponsored items, but also in guiding the organizers on how to plan, and organize a successful clean-up campaign, and encouraging the three R’s of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling….

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 20 September 2017

USED HOUSEHOLD BATTERY COLLECTION POINTS OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE IN SWAKOPMUND

The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) in partnership with Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – and VARTA Consumer Batteries Namibia expanded its environmental services to the coast, on its mission to promote and instigate the three R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle….

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 06 JUNE 2017

RNF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING CELEBRATES SUCCESS

“2016 has been an exceptionally busy and fruitful year for the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF)”, says coordinator Anita Witt. One of the RNF’s most celebrated results is the increase in membership, as emphasized by Witt at the 2016 overview recently. Witt: “It is satisfying to see the continued growth in membership – which results in more networking opportunities, and contributes immensely to a greater platform for the RNF to function effectively in its purpose.”….

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 04 MARCH 2017

DAGBREEK SCHOOL FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED ONCE AGAIN WINS SCHOOL RECYCLE COMPETITION

The Dagbreek School for the Intellectually Impaired once again walked away as the overall winner of the annual 2016/17 School Recycling Competition hosted by the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF), with an average 222kg of waste collected per learner. The All Nations Christian School ended up in 2nd place and Pro Ed Academy from Swakopmund in 3rd place, while Delta School Windhoek scooped the 4th place and the Hage Geingob High School took 5th place….

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung

Date: 03 November 2016

Die Koordinatorin der Umweltorganisation Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF), Anita Witt, zeigte sich sehr zufrieden mit den Ergebnissen des ersten „Windhoek-Recycle-Tags“ am 22. Oktober. Mit dieser Initiative soll Namibia zu dem Land mit der höchsten Erfolgsrate in der Wiederverwertung von E-Müll werden. Im Englischen spricht man von den drei R”s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. „Obwohl wir gern eine noch höhere Besucherzahl begrüßt hätten, haben wir uns sehr über die Gäste gefreut…

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 09 October 2016

22 October 2016 will see the debut of the ‘Windhoek Recycle Day’ introduced by the Recycle Forum Namibia (RNF) in its quest to make Namibia the country with the highest success rate in the 3R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

It will be the first time that an event of this nature will be hosted – where Windhoek residents, including corporates and the government ministries will be encouraged to bring all their recyclables to one central spot where containers will be available not only for traditional items such as paper, glass, cans and plastic, but also e-waste, household batteries and light bulbs, and cartridges and toners…

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 06 October 2016

The 2016 annual Fish River Canyon clean-up campaign which took place from 19 to 24 September, recorded a record-breaking collection of waste since the establishment of the annual campaign 4 years ago. Initiated and organized by the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) and supported by the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF), this year’s campaign was the biggest so far, according to member of the Fish River Canyon Cleanup organizing committee and MET Tourism Officer, Elretha Mungunda …

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 21 September 2016

Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) Coordinator, Anita Witt is overwhelmed with the interest and excitement shown by schools in the Schools Recycling Competition, which has now reached its mid-year mark. Witt: “From the current statistics it is clear that we have some strong contenders vying for the top positions. To date, the 44 participating schools have collected close to 55 tons of recyclables since the start of the current competition in March 2016.”…

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Windhoek Express

Windhoek Express

Date: 01 September 2016

The Recycle Namibia Forum has been working closely with the City of Windhoek to encourage Windhoek residents to become proactive in reducing their water consumption and reusing water on plants. Recycle Namibia Forum was afforded the opportunity to run a competition on the Rent-a-Win platform, with prizes sponsored by its members. Ohlthaver & List supported the idea …

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 05 April 2016

Dagbreek – School for the Intellectually Impaired not only walked away as the overall winner of the annual 2015/16 ‘Schools Recycling Competition’, but also set the breaking record of collecting 179 kg per learner which brought the school’s total collection of waste to 20 tons. This year’s results were exceptional and doubled in comparison to last year’s winning school. Dagbreek walked away with a N$10 000.00 cash prize sponsored by Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary …

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Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group


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Pick n Pay and RNF launches reusable shopper bags

Date: WED, 02 December 2015

Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – and the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) has proudly announced the launch of reusable grocery shopping bags in support of preserving Namibia’s environment. The launch which took place on Tuesday, 02 December reaffirms the O&L Group’s commitment to its purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’, with the aim of, amongst others, reducing its carbon footprint with 20 percent by 2019.

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Economist


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Protect or get wasted

Date: FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 2015

O&L Corporate Relations Manager, Patricia Hoeksema told a conference on environmental compliance that many Namibian companies are ahead of the curve.

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New Era


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Namibian businesses embrace environmental responsibility

WINDHOEK – Environmental responsibility is something that Namibians collectively need to embrace, from individuals to corporate companies, State-Owned Enterprises and government.

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O&L Group embraces environmental sustainability

Date: 2015-04-17

Patricia Hoeksema, chairperson of the Recycle Namibia Forum and corporate relations manager at the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, delivered a talk at the Environmental Compliance Conference held on 8 and 9 April 2015 in Windhoek and emphasised the fact that environmental responsibility was something that Namibians collectively needed to embrace – from the individual to corporate companies, SOE’s and government.

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The Namibia Travel News

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All Nations Christian Primary School Emerge as Recycling Winners

Date: 2014-11-21

St. Paul’s College was recently crowned the winner of the Recycle Namibia Forum’s (RNF) ‘Schools Recycling Competition 2013/14’ and walked away with a prize of N$ 10,000.00. “This year the school decided to support a needy community with their prize money instead of keeping it for the school – a very commendable gesture,” says Anita Witt, RNF Coordinator.

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung

Geld für Müll – Schüler sind gutes Vorbild

Date: Fr, 2015-03-20 07:20

Am Mittwoch sind die Preise für den Recycling-Schulwettbewerb 2014/15, der von Recycle Namibia Forum angeboten wurde, in Windhoek vergeben worden. Insgesamt haben Kinder und Jugendliche von 53 Schulen landesweit 183290 Tonnen wiederverwertbaren Müll gesammelt, also 60 Tonnen mehr als im Vorjahr….

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung

Umweltbewusstsein soll an erster Stelle stehen

Date: Fr, 2015-01-27 06:20

In der vergangenen Woche hat die Umweltorganisation Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) neuen Zuwachs erhalten. Es handelt sich dabei um die NADEET (Namibia Desert Environmental and Education Trust), NACOMA (Namibian Coast Conservation and Management) und GBCNA (The Green Building Council of Namibia)….

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung

Namibia soll Abfälle im Auge behalten

Date: Fr, 2014-08-08 07:09

Windhoek (cev) • Die gemeinnützige Organisation Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) hat die Wirtschaft landesweit aufgerufen, Daten über Abfall und dessen Verwertung zu sammeln – insbesondere die ursprünglichen Volumen und wie viel davon erfolgreich recycelt wird….

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RNF to create recycling database

Date: Fr, 2014-08-08 07:09

The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) recently released its report “Paving the Way for Recycling in Namibia”. Anita Witt, coordinator of the RNF said, “We are grateful that the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) funded our report as it highlights numerous opportunities for Namibia to increase its rate of recovery on recyclables.

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The Namibia Travel News

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St. Paul’s College Donates Prize Money to Little Vikings

Date: 2014-11-21

St. Paul’s College was recently crowned the winner of the Recycle Namibia Forum’s (RNF) ‘Schools Recycling Competition 2013/14’ and walked away with a prize of N$ 10,000.00. “This year the school decided to support a needy community with their prize money instead of keeping it for the school – a very commendable gesture,” says Anita Witt, RNF Coordinator. Ursula Salvoldi, one of the teachers at St. Paul’s driving the recycling campaign, said: “We are grateful that we are situated in an environmentally-friendly neighborhood and en-route for many a farmer coming from the east which actively supports us. As such we felt obliged to give back to the community.

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The Economist

Economist

Date: 2014-02-28

RNF member The Document Warehouse has invited RNF to host an Information Session on Recycling in Namibia at their premises.
Excellent inititiative!

The Recycle Namibia Forum is presenting an Environmental Awareness Session, at the premises of The Document Warehouse. (106 Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street, Khomasdal).
THE FOCUS WILL BE ON THE VALUE OF RECYCLING TO PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT.
We will be focusing on Awareness, Knowledge and Activism towards Namibian environmental issues as well as what each one does to improve their “Green Footprint” in Namibia.
You are invited to attend this information session next Tuesday, the 20th of May 2014 from 08h00 until 09h00 to come and listen and see what contributions you as an individual or company can do towards promoting and practicing recycling in Namibia.

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The Namibian

The Namibian

Advice on recycling hazardous waste in Namibia

Date: 2013-09-26

THE Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) says Namibia accumulates more than 1 000 dead car batteries a year, a fact which contributes greatly to environment hazards the country faces.

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 2013-09-19

Recycle Namibia Forum advises on recycling hazardous wastes in Namibia. The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) has issued a media statement about the recycling of hazardous material in Namibia, with particular emphasis on oil and batteries. John Pallett of the …

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Namibia News Digest

Namibia News Digest

Date: 2013-04-12

Pro-Ed Akademie turns out best recycler – Pro-Ed Akademie is the proud winners of the National Schools Recycling Competition (SRC), a project of the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF). Mr Johann Lemmer from Rent-A-Drum presented the school with a cheque of N$10,000…

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Namib Times

Namib Times

Date: 2013-03-22

Learners at Duneside High school got a headstart in recycling this week when members of the famous Global United Football Club, First National Bank and the Recycle Namibia Forum handed over a recycle station to Duneside High School on Monday…

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Recycle Namibia Forum

Recycle Namibia Forum

Date: 2013-03-05

The Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) invites schools to apply to participate in the 5th Schools Recycling Competition (SRC) which commences on the 1st of April 2013. Schools operating within the municipal areas of Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvisbay, Ondangwa and Oshakati are invited to get their application form …

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Allgemeine Zeitung

Allgemeine Zeitung

Date: 2012-09-09

Windhoek – Das namibische Recyclingforum (Recycle Namibia Forum, RNF) ruft dazu auf, sich andere Länder in Bezug auf Recycling zum Vorbild zu nehmen und diverse Aufräum- und Wiederaufbereitungs-Projekte zu unterstützen…

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Radio Energy

Radio Energy

Date: 2012-08-18

On 1 August 2013 the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF) conducted an Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) funded ’round table discussion’ at the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC).
Key players…

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The Namibian

The Namibian

Date: 2012-04-05

NAMIBIA’S fledgling recycling business faces many obstacles, including the volumes of waste and logistical nightmares.
In addition to local logistical problems, there are transport regulations in South Africa, which do not allow its trucks transporting goods to Namibia to return home with another consignment.

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The Namibian Sun

The Namibian Sun

Date: 2011-06-14

WHILE the successful Kaokoland Clean-up Campaign in 2009 collected 30 tons of glass, projects such as the Etosha Recycling Project in 2006 were a failure due to insufficient partnerships. This was announced by Patricia Hoeksema…

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The Namibian

The Namibian

Date: 2010-11-18

AS Namibia’s population grows, so does our rubbish, making the issues of waste management and recycling ever more important. Government has drafted the Pollution and Waste Management Bill, while the Environmental Management Act..

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