Highlights of 2021

2020 saw most recycling operations having to pause operations due to Stage 5 Lockdown regulations. Clearer Conscience was granted an Essential Services Provider Permit that ensured we could collect your recycling and store it until the facilities were open again. 2021 saw a significant increase both in the volumes we collected and the number of […]

#Rebag.Reuse your bags – they make good gifts

  Empty bread plastic bags, two litre milk bottle labels and courier bags are just some of the plastic that has been repurposed into creating these delightfully bright and beautiful shopping bags. Lockdown forced many of us to haul out and dust off our hobbies. ‘Mine, was my crochet pen,’ shares Regine le Roux, brainchild […]

The Biodegradable vs Recycle Debate

Recently, Clearer Conscience enjoyed a lively conversation with Biodegradable Future about the strengths of biodegradable vs recycle approaches to addressing (especially plastic) pollution and waste. The tendency is to see recycling as more efficient than biodegradable products, but we suggest this is a long term view. We agreed that biodegradable additives to polymers could provide […]

Food Waste Collections in Cape Town by Clearer Conscience Recycling

We are glad to announce we will be starting residential food waste collections in October. We will collect ALL food waste except for flesh (cooked or uncooked) and bones. We will also collect paper tissues & towels. Simply have your compostable bags ready for us to collect on your regular collection day. Our teams are […]

We all need to recycle. Here’s why…

We all know we should try and take our own bags when we go shopping, right? But do we ever consider the irony of the packaging that our items are wrapped in? Online shopping and delivery services have seen huge growth during the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully consumers have thought about the packaging that their purchases […]

Clearer Conscience: Recycling and greening education at schools

Clearer Conscience currently looks after the recycling efforts at several schools in and around Cape Town. We have also made presentations to pupils and hopefully this has given them greater insight into some of the concerns our environment is facing. But are school recycling initiatives enough? They certainly make recycling visible. In our experience since […]

Clearer Conscience: Cape Town recycling service uplifting worthy charities and causes

Andy Conder joins Tracey Lange to chat about the Cape Town recycling service, Clearer Conscience. They started in 2008 as a recycling collections service for homes, offices and work, commercial and industrial premises. There’s a lot of people in Cape Town that want to recycle and sadly there’s not curbside collections for everybody. Andy Conder, […]

Clearer Conscience recycling collections in Cape Town

  Monday 23rd August, 11:35, kfm 94.5, interview with the irrepressible Tracey Lange. Tune in to find out why recycling matters and what you can do about it. Clearer Conscience provides recycling collections in Cape Town as well as general waste management. Started in 2008 we are known as trustworthy, reliable, affordable and friendly.

Do you need to separate your recycling?

Clearer Conscience started as a service collecting separated recyclables. This meant we could distribute the material easily and efficiently to a variety of charities and worthy causes who could benefit from the plastic, paper, glass, cardboard and tins that you disposed of. Later on we asked our community of recyclers if they would prefer to […]

In 2008 it wasn’t easy to #recycle in #CapeTown.

There was no municipal recycling service. There were only 2 drop-offs and they were not convenient for most people. That’s why Clearer Conscience was founded. It started with a truck, a website, a driver/marketer/admin person. Soon it grew and #ClearerConscience needed more team members. Social Responsibility credentials were added to the environmentally responsible ones. Education/training + opportunity leads to development […]