Zero Waste


Title of Resource

Zero Waste

Main Topic

Biodiversity and Ecosystem impacts


Specific topic (e.g., focusing on a particular topic)


Newspaper and article


Date Created


Audience Education Level

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South Africa

Publication Continent



Strategic planning

Science Approaches

Climate compatible development
Mitigation strategies
Adaptation strategies
ESD and ESD learning processes

Learning Approaches

None given (content only)

Includes References


Suggested Usefulness

Indigenous Voice

Yes. Indigenous knowledge systems

Women and Children Agency

Yes. Adopting a zero waste society benefits all as energy, shelter, water and food can be derived from the waste generated from consumption process.Inter-connected operations will create methane for heating and lighting from sewage and other wastes, fertiliser for food production from digester effluent, without having to spend vast resources in disposing of our waste from kitchen or sewage to distant sites, which cost the taxpayer large amounts of money.

Social Inclusion

Yes. Using a zero waste industrial park that create processes for total material and energy recovery from all operations that are linked into new processes, which add value in a continuous and seamless fashion without stretching the boundaries of science and technology, while regenerating local ecosystems through meeting the needs of all.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities


Sustainable Development Goal

SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
SDG 12 - Responsible Production & Consumption

Normative Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Systems Thinking Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Intrapersonal Competency Areas

Global citizenship

Action Competency Areas

Global citizenship


Universal responsibility - (sense of global responsibility)
Earth love - (respect Earth and life in all its diversity)
Earth limits - (focuses on respecting planetary boundaries of Earth)

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