A lot of effort goes into minimising non-recyclable materials at our lodges and implementing sustainable measures to ensure proper waste management. All our lodges countrywide aspire to eliminate single-use plastics as far as practically possible. All waste from lodges is separated according to materials; glass is crushed, sheet metal is pressed. In partnership with Rent-A-Drum, Gondwana disposes of waste in an environmentally sustainable manner. The bulk of this waste is recycled, while the rest is used to produce refuse-derived fuel.
In 2018, Gondwana and Rent-A-Drum launched the #ItsUp2Us campaign with the aim that only biodegradable waste ends up in landfills. The campaign is intended to raise environmental awareness among all Namibians. Furthermore, Gondwana arranges courses for the staff on environmental protection on a regular basis and supports the clean-up campaigns of communities in the vicinity of our lodges.