Charlotte Lamprecht, owner of Henque Waste in Riversdale, Western Cape has won the 2017 PETCO Top Woman in Recycling award.

The award recognises a female in the South African recycling sector who has demonstrated admirable leadership, business acumen and strategic foresight in driving and growing South Africa’s economy through recycling.

Lamprecht started her recycling initiative in 2007 and within a year, she had convinced the Municipality of Riversdale to implement a two-bag system. Her company now runs the two-bag system in Still Bay, Jongensfontein, Riversdale and Heidelberg and she has agents in Knysna, Montagu, Barrydale and Uniondale, collecting approximately 120 tonnes if recyclables per week.

Source: 1isPET