Commercial organic composting : a case study of the Panorama Composting Plant, City of Johannesburg, South Africa

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Tracey McKay; Dr. L.G.C. Scheepers en_US
dc.contributor.author Sehlabi, Rethabile
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T10:08:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T10:08:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-10
dc.date.submitted 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7296
dc.description M.Sc. en_US
dc.description.abstract The City of Johannesburg (CoJ), South Africa, faces many waste management challenges. Some of the primary challenges are a general lack of waste management, recycling and composting awareness (City of Johannesburg, 2003a). Within this context, addressing the challenges of composting is complex, time consuming and faced with difficulty. The CoJ has embarked upon a composting initiative that is designed to redirect organic waste from landfills to the compost production plants. Furthermore, this initiative is also aimed at selling bags of compost to Johannesburg consumers (individuals and nurseries). The ultimate aim however is to meet several sustainable development objectives: economic development; social development and environmental protection. The problem statement investigated by the research is whether the Panorama Composting Plant meets the above mentioned sustainable development objectives. Research was conducted qualitatively and data was obtained using both primary and secondary sources. For example, the sources of data comprised of research reports, magazine articles, journals and interviews with key personnel in the waste management field. Subsequent to intensive analysis and interpretation, in conclusion, the research has established that Panorama plant contributes to environmental sustainability. It has also been established that the Panorama plant's contribution to social and economic sustainability is limited. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refuse disposal industry - South Africa - Johannesburg - Case studies en_US
dc.subject Compost industry - South Africa - Johannesburg - Case studies en_US
dc.subject Environmental management - South Africa - Johannesburg en_US
dc.title Commercial organic composting : a case study of the Panorama Composting Plant, City of Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UJDigispace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account