Kate Stubbs

Kate Stubbs
Kate Stubbs joined Interwaste Holdings in July 2017 as the Group Sales and Marketing Executive, prior to which she worked both locally and internationally. Over the last 15 years, she worked in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Industry for Barloworld Logistics, where she held various positions in the Marketing, Sales, and Operations Teams. In her current role, she oversees the Marketing and Sales activities for Interwaste across the Group. Kate is driven by her passion to make connections between people, ideas, and concepts come alive. She has a degree in Business Management, and her areas of specialisation include: Marketing, Strategy, Business Development, Client Services, and Corporate Communication.
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Mitigating the plight against food waste this World Food Day

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 15/10/20 11:51

A third of the food that is produced in South Africa is destined for landfill sites, which are fast reaching full capacity. According to statistics, South Africa produces 10 million tonnes of food waste every year and reportedly, has the largest proportion of food wastage in Africa. Yet, an average of 14 million people go to bed hungry every night and 2,5 million of these are children. The recent pandemic has fuelled the food crisis, by increasing the level of food insecurity in the country, placing an even larger emphasis on the management of such food waste, and making sure that – where it can’t be mitigated, it should be repurposed through useful innovation.

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Topics: Sustainability, Legislation, Innovation, Food Waste

Waste Management in Corporate SA - It's time to embrace change

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 03/02/20 14:08

Current statistics highlight that South Africans generate 108 million tonnes of waste per annum, equating to about R25.2 billion worth of waste dumped with 90% disposed to landfill sites – this is a lot of waste and added to this challenge is the fact that much of our landfill sites are fast approaching full capacity. Luckily today, many households and companies have started their own recycling programmes and while this is sorely needed, more must be done. It is not merely the end products that must be recycled, but the entire supply chain of products, goods and services must be examined by South African businesses, if we want to thrive in this era of action against climate change. 

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Topics: Ethics in Waste Management, Recycling, Innovation, Corporate SA

[News] Cipla donates pallets of reusable ice packs in Cape Town

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/09/19 10:38

Putting excess waste to good (re)use

Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Limited (“Cipla Medpro”), South Africa’s fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the private sector, working through their waste management partner, Interwaste, has donated approximately 10 000 reusable ice packs to sporting fraternities and the local paramedic association in the Cape Town area.

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Topics: News

Top Women Leaders - Innovation in Africa: Environmental sector

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 27/08/19 12:44

Q1: In your opinion, what is the status quo of the environmental sector in South Africa?

The environmental sector in South Africa is evolving daily and is an extremely exciting industry in which to work.There is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to education and changing mindsets as well as managing the array of environmental issues that affect our country

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Topics: Innovation

Liquid waste and Hazardous waste is now prohibited from Landfill Disposal in South Africa

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 22/08/19 15:24

Today, 22 August 2019, local legislation bans all liquid waste from landfill – signalling a massive shift in South African waste legislation and placing significant importance on the effective management of such waste by waste producers and the waste industry alike. The question is – is South Africa ready to manage this and what is it going to take to do so?

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Topics: Legislation

Re-imagining waste-to-energy for micro-generation

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 16/05/19 20:41

The exploration of alternative energy sources and projects has been all the ‘buzz’ again, particularly in response to challenges Eskom continues to face and the looming reality of further loadshedding across the country, as we head into the winter months.

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Topics: Innovation

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/01/19 20:07

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country. However, the message needs to be far clearer; that Government, corporate South Africa and individual citizens all have a role to play - and strong focus should be placed on driving collective accountability - if we are to reduce landfilling and increase recycling of waste in the country.

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Topics: Recycling

World Food Day: The plight of hunger highlights the travesty of food waste

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/01/19 20:06

 

According to recent statistics, South Africa produces 10 million tonnes of food waste every year and our country reportedly has the largest proportion of food wastage in Africa. That is food that is produced but never consumed and ends up in landfills, including fruits, vegetables and cereals which alone account for 70% of this waste.

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Unlocking the potential of waste in South Africa

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/01/19 20:05

According to Statistics South Africa, the country has an estimated population of 56.5 million, up by 1.61% from 2016. This number is expected to increase to 65.55 million by 2050. When looking at this forecasted growth, it’s critically important that we consider the direct correlation between an increasing population, and waste generation surges, where this not only exists but will have a long-lasting impact if not managed effectively.

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Topics: Recycling

South African Industry Forced to Adapt as Waste Streams are Prohibited from Landfill Disposal

Posted by Kate Stubbs on 17/01/19 20:04

In line with increasingly stringent global standards, South African industry is faced with a challenge of improving upon and changing its waste disposal practices. Arguably, one of the greatest obstacles within the waste economy is the current dependence on landfills. According to the 2018 Africa Waste Management Outlook Report (authored by the UN Environment and CSIR), more than 90% of waste generated in Africa is disposed of at uncontrolled dumpsites and landfills, often with associated open burning. Moreover, 19 of the world’s 50 biggest dumpsites are located in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Topics: Legislation

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