The Honorary Rangers (HR) facilitated a donation of 150 baboon-proof stainless steel dustbins from Nampak to the Kruger National Park (KNP). In 2006, Nampak donated 182 plastic bins to the park.
“Compared to the previous dustbins, the current stainless steel dustbins are not only baboon-proof but child and elderly people friendly as compared to the previous ones which were heavy for children and elderly people. The new dustbins also encourage separation of rubbish at source which is the best practice in the recycling industry today,” says William Mabasa, head of communications in Kruger.
“The bins that have been installed are the first trial product of this new concept; the requirement of animal proof but human friendly was particularly difficult as we all know that animals are significantly smarter than most humans would give them credit for”, said Janssen Davies who is the chairperson of the SANParks HR National Executive Committee.
“The benefits of an effective waste collection and recycling system are significant, particularly in the areas of resource conservation, carbon and water savings, landfill preservation and job creation”, concluded Davies.