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Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance 15h00 – 15h30 Moleleki Fantisi: AFRICAN GENESIS HERITAGE ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB Pheneus Malapela: VEJA [Submission G] Landfill.

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1 Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance 15h00 – 15h30 Moleleki Fantisi: AFRICAN GENESIS HERITAGE ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB Pheneus Malapela: VEJA [Submission G] Landfill legislation

2 Is this landfill licensed?

3 THERE ARE NINE TYPES OF WASTE IN THIS LANDFILL GARDEN WASTE KITCHEN WASTE INDUSTRIAL WASTE SLEGMETAL SLEGCARCUSSES GUSTBOLAS RABELFOUNDRY SAND

4 The working environment in BOIPATONG landfill Most workers do not wear safety gear. Those who wore it, is not a complete one.

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8 Everyone must take care for her/his own collected waste

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10 Waste management Waste is not sorted according to its class hence untidiness at the site. Even companies that uses the site dumps the way they want to.

11 MUST THIS BE DUMPED AT THE LANDFILL?

12 SOLUTIONS FOR CONTROL The workers at the landfill must be registered so they may easily be managed and demarcated according to their work, so that waste can be easily managed Safety clothes such as overall,safety shoes (gumboot), nose pack safety glass (goggles) and hand glovers must be used.

13 Education and Health hazards There is health hazard {personal hygiene is not considered} The workers must be educated about health measures And they must not be allowed to eat inside the waste site

14 THE SITE IS NOT FENCED AND ANYONE CAN EASILY ENTER

15 Is Boitshepi landfill a good place for children?

16 “WASTE PREVENTION APPROACH FOCUSSED ON CHANGES IN LIFESTYLES AND IN PRODUCTION AND CONSUMTION PATTERNS IS KEY IN THIS REGARD” THANKS TO COLLEAGUES AT THE AFRICAN GENESIS HERITAGE ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB


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