14 November 2012

Namibia: Rent-a-Drum Introduces New Waste Collection System

THE Molok Deep Collection System Production and Recycling Facility has been introduced in Windhoek as a partnership between Molok Finland and Rent-a-Drum Namibia.

Rent-a-Drum was identified by the Finnish company as a partner to manufacture and distribute the Deep Collection System in the country. So far, 14 Molok Deep Collection Systems were installed at the Onandjokwe Hospital in the North of Namibia at the beginning of January. Eleven were installed at the Ondangwa Town Council in August and 19 Molok Systems will be installed at the municipality of Walvis Bay by the beginning of next month.

The manufacturing of the Molok Domino products by Rent-a-Drum has already started.

"Through the manufacturing of the Molok Deep Collection Systems and the construction of the Material Recovery Facilities, about 250 jobs will be created in Namibia within the next year, where we will take recycling and waste management to the next level," said Gys Louw, the owner of Rent-a-Drum.

Uahekua Herunga, the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, said in a speech delivered on behalf of minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah: "I am concerned about the throwaway society we have become. Today most of our towns have been turned into plastic flower gardens," he lamented.

"On many occasions, irresponsible motor car drivers and some passengers are the culprits, who have acquired the habit of throwing their waste wherever they want. They throw their waste through the windows of their cars without any sense of guilt," Herunga added.

The deputy minister said: "I would like to urge all local authorities to put in place measures, to curb these littering habits. Among other measures it will be important to all of us if local authorities happen to introduce a spot fine against anyone caught littering."

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