Glass ready for crushing
The glass from the Conservation is separated then crushed into 1 tone bags. When there is 28 bags we then need a flat bed truck with a crane to pick up. The recycled glass is taken to Consol glass in Johannesburg which is 450kms away. The glass will then be melted down to be used for glass again.
Marloth Park Recycling Program Sponsored by Manzini Chalets
Marloth Park's natural beauty was threatened by poor waste management. Manzini Swazi King Chalets decided to take matters into their own hands.
Manzini Swazi King Chalets started a recycling program for Marloth Park's household waste in June 2014. The program kicked off with the upgrade of a waste station at Marloth Park Gate 2, to enable the separation of household waste for recycling.
Shortly after, a second station was upgraded at Gate 1, and the program has extended to the main dump site in the park.
When the program started in June 2014, none of the waste was being recycled. At present about 80% of all waste generated in the conservation is being recycled.
120 tons of glass has left the conservation for recycling by Console Glass in Pretoria. (That is more or less equal to the weight of 22 African elephants!)
Manzini Swazi King Chalets is proud to have sponsored the majority of this program through time and financing, for the preservation of Marloth Park's natural beauty and the wellbeing of our wildlife.
For more information about the recycling program, or to find out how you can get involved, please email Dean Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.