Orange bags: Best you buy your own

The Orange Bag recycling project started off as a big moment for the city. Durban Solid Waste (DSW) showed the rest of the country’s large municipal waste departments the way by providing a mechanism for residents to separate their waste in their homes, and divert a meaningful percentage of it to recycling plants, so that waste didn’t end up in the landfills. "For now, it's the only way to keep Durban’s Orange Bag recycling project alive", says Consumerwatch’s Wendy Knowler.