Guest Contributor | Apr 21, 2017 | 0
Gondwana’s tackles enviro threat
The Gondwana Collection has acquired five glass crushing machines to address the environmental threat that discarded glass bottles are posing to the country.
With the introduction of the brand-new glass crushers, Gondwana is doing its part in cleaning up the environment and clearing it of glass litter as well as managing waste glass that originates from the Gondwana Lodges.
Each glass crusher machine weighs 95kg and can crush an estimated 120-150kg of glass per hour, grinding it into non-hazardous glass sand: Glass sand can be mixed with cement and used for making decorative items and practical pieces like table tops and tiles.
Furthermore, the Gondwana Collection hopes that its own small step in recycling waste glass can become a giant leap for Namibia in glass waste awareness and a cleaner environment through innovative and efficient disposal of waste glass and the use of new products made out of it.
The user-friendly machine is produced in Johannesburg, South Africa, and distributed in Namibia by G-eco Glass.
The first machine was delivered to Namib Desert Lodge in early March. The others will be installed at the Canyon Lodge, Village and Roadhouse in Gondwana Canyon Park, at Etosha Safari Lodge and Camp, Damara Mopane Lodge andNamushasha River Lodge.