EnviroSenseCC Environmental Consulting Services

Founded in 1999, EnviroSense CC is an Environmental Consultancy that has specialised in the planning, development and facilitation of tailor-made governmental, industrial/commercial and residential “Integrated Resource and Waste Management” programmes.  This includes the identification and triple bottom line evaluation of all relevant social, economic and natural system impacts for the formulation of individual solutions towards waste minimisation and pollution prevention.

An improved environmental performance, financial savings, job creation from waste opportunities  and better operational efficiency are achieved through lateral system based thinking and the continuous application of Cleaner Production and Sustainable Consumption ideas and principles. 
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The Managing Member, Susanne Dittke, held the position of City of Cape Town “Waste Reduction Advisor” from December 1999 to September 2003 in the Solid Waste Management Department. In this capacity she gained extensive practical experience in developing and running various Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production (RECP) and integrated waste management programmes.

Since 2007 EnviroSense CC has entered a highly collaborative working relationship with Environmental Division of the "Jeffares and Green Engineering and Environmental Consulting"  www.jgi.co.za sharing work office space there. Apart from regularly assisting the City of Cape Town with various high-profile integrated waste management and education projects such as Waste Wise, EnviroSense CC has been providing on-going strategic planning advice (e.g. for Integrated Waste Management Plans and Green Procurement policies) to Municipal, Provincial and National Authorities  in South Africa and Namibia. Further the company has been providing CP audits and training (e.g. via the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC)) for various industrial sectors including the Plastics Industry, the Hospitality Industry, the Automotove Supply Industry and the Electroplating and Metal Finishing Industry).  From 2011-2012 EnviroSense formed part of an international consortium team of consultants chosen for the Integrated Waste Management in Western Africa project (UNEP Seven Frameworks Programme funded by the European commission) which led to the development of Integrated Waste Management Strategies (for key waste types including hazardous waste/e-waste) for Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Private sector clients of EnviroSense include a vast and diverse range of SMME businesses and large companies (including various retailers, waste service providers and pioneering respresentatives of the "supergreen" hospitality industry such as Hotel Verde www.hotelverde.co.za). For the latter she co-developed a high-level strategic "zero waste to landfill" based operational material management plan  (OMMP) including  detailed supplier score cards and evaluation criteria.

Since 2010 Susanne also chairs and runs the affairs of the e-Waste Alliance NGO (www.ewastealliance.org). eWA members include an advisory OEM manufacturer member (HP), recyclers, refurbishers, collectors, transporters and dismantlers for all types of e-waste. Members follow a Code of Conduct prescribing minimum technical and operational requirements  for working together towards the establishment of a true "Southern African" e-waste collection and processing solution that is geared towards responsible, accountable and transparent practical e-waste handling.

As a result of the company’s cutting edge practical work experience in applied waste minimisation and strategic planning Susanne is regularly invited to conferences, waste summits, industrial AGMs and tertiary institutions as a guest lecturer/key note speaker where she willingly shares her knowledge and expertise on a large and diverse range of pollution, resource/waste management and sustainability issues.