Sustainable Cities International blog

By Amanda Botes

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Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project has been commended for a 2012 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Sustainable Architecture award in the work of social significance category. The South African awards were set up to recognise outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture in South Africa and to create public awareness and debate on architectural issues. The Social Significance category demonstrates that sustainable architecture does not only involve the creation of buildings.

The Inner-City Cardboard Recycling Project is an Imagine Durban demonstration project, situated in Durban, South Africa, and has partially been funded by Sustainable Cities International (SCI) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) since 2009. The aim of the project is to improve the livelihoods of informal cardboard recyclers in Durban and initially involved testing and distributing different trolley prototypes and equipment to two groups of informal cardboard collectors in Durban. In addition a…

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