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Mariannhill Landfill Conservancy Plant

Conventional siloed approaches to waste management tend to focus on the disposal of waste as a singular and linear problem, often overlooking opportunities to link additional systems and services for enhanced resource efficiencies and co-benefits. The Mariannhill Landfill Conservancy represents a unique case of successfully integrated synergies between seemingly incompatible and pressing issues: waste management, electricity production, social equity and environmental preservation. The following case study illuminates eThekwini’s process of harnessing multiple resources for enhanced integration and conservation in a successfully applied NEXUS of sectors and systems for the cascading of resources.