EnviroSenseCC:  Environmental Consulting Services

After completing Chemical Engineering studies in Germany, Susanne Karcher started her company EnviroSense CC (an Environmental Consultancy) in Cape Town in 1999 (www.envirosensecc.co.za) . Her company specialises in the planning, development and facilitation of tailor-made governmental, industrial/commercial and residential “Integrated Resource and Waste Management” programmes ultimately geared towards pollution prevention.

An improved environmental performance, financial savings, job creation from waste opportunities and better overall operational efficiency through resource efficient cleaner production application is further augmented by the introduction of Circular Economy principles and strategies.

To this end, Susanne is a qualified RECP end-use level trainer with the NCPC (www.ncpc.co.za) as well as a founding member of the African Circular Economy Network (www.acen.africa ) and mentor in the globally operating Circular Economy Club (www.circulareconomyclub.com) . Since 2010 she is also the coordinator and Chair of the Southern African e-Waste Alliance (sa.ewastalliance.co.za) and contributed to the recent development of the ERA WEEE IndWM Plan. Subsequently in early 2018 Susanne was appointed by representatives of the lighting industry in her personal consulting firm capacity to develop the take-back strategy plan for South Africa’s lighting industry sector (the Lightcycle SA Plan).

Current key work activities include (but are not limited) to a series of GIZ funded multi-stakeholder e-waste management projects in Ghana and she closely collaborates on various cutting edge projects with a Circular Economy Specialist Consulting Firm named Circular Vision (www.circular-vision.com).