NAMDEB has partnered up with SA Metal Namibia (SAMN) to embark on a scrap metal removal programme from its mining areas to ensure the minimal impact of the waste on the environment.
The programme includes the removal of redundant vehicles, earthmoving vehicles, transformers, pipes and other steel components.
"The programme recently reached a significant milestone as a result of cleaning up 29 scrap yards containing metal".
The initiative has "completely rehabilitated the mining areas by removing all hazardous waste, domestic waste, rubber, tyres, and oil drums amongst others," Namdeb said in a statement.
The programme, Namdeb said is of huge benefit to itself and to the environment in which its mining operations are based.
Apart from the environmental benefits, the programme also makes good financial sense, as the project is totally self-sustaining in terms of revenue.
"It is our duty as a responsible corporate citizen to minimise the impact we have on our environment and direct surroundings. Processing and disposing of the waste in a responsible manner is one way in which we as Namdeb contribute to a safer and cleaner environment" said Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, Chief Executive Officer of Namdeb.