In fantastic news on the fight against plastics, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) is delighted to announce the launch of Victoria Falls Recycling, an initiative aimed at improving the levels of recycling in Victoria Falls town and the surrounding area.
Southern African hotel and lodge operator, Africa Albida Tourism, has partnered with local environmental conservationist Charlene Hewat to help protect one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and clean-up the local town.
With tourism figures steadily rising in Zimbabwe and with Victoria Falls being a hot destination for 2018, it is vital that these increased numbers do not have a negative impact on the area.
Victoria Falls Recycling strives to increase the volume of recycling, whilst reducing the amount of litter in the town and the levels of waste taken to the local dumpsite unnecessarily. The project is currently focusing on paper and plastics. Paper and thin plastics will be taken to Harare where they will be recycled into plastic bags and piping, whilst thicker plastics, such as water bottles, will be sent to South Africa to be recycled into items such as clothing.
The campaign, which has hotels, retailers and local residents working together to recycle their own paper and plastic, is hoping to expand operations in the next year. Future plans include starting to recycle glass and aluminium beverage cans, as well as taking recyclable goods from the wider Victoria Falls area.