Since 1992, Chris has been involved in environmental and sustainable project developments across Africa and
channelled his focus into waste from 1999. He founded and headed USE-IT the Waste Materials Recovery Industry
Development Programme in Durban, South Africa from 2009 to 2020 facilitating more than 2600 jobs in the waste
and recycling sector in that time, leveraging 4.5 times their funding in landfill savings to municipality and an
additional 10 times that funding in commercial project development. This created a model for green economic
development and innovation in South Africa that worked. Chris deals in every aspect of the waste stream to explore,
invent and create sustainable opportunities in waste beneficiation that touch on waste management, water
management, infrastructure, energy, social upliftment, environmental benefit, economic development, low-carbon
development, enterprise development and skills development – all key aspects of sustainability and drivers of the
Circular Economy. Chris is recognised locally, nationally and internationally through many awards and nominations.
Circular Economy Meets Climate Emergency | with Emma Burlow
November 1, 2021 from our Video Panels This panel explores the critical role of circular economy in carbon reduction.