About Mr Recycle

Our motivations and solutions are simple, multiple and logical. 

"We care" and therefore had to design a simple, cost effective program which everyone could participate in, directly or indirectly, to reduce pollution, create jobs and fight the reason and motivation for especially survival based crime. To us, it was obvious that the existing municipal and governmental systems were designed to keep the poor that way so as to protect the income generated from the results of crime which increase electricity consumption, property rates, insurance etc. 50% of the budget is after all spent on salaries, and the bulk of that on management.
Thinking out of the box while accessing my father's experience as a Police officer, father and as a successful business man responsible for the well-being of 20 families (100 people), Mr Recycle was "born" in 1998 and launched in 2001.

Mr Recycle is a socially focused **property management program which the Ratepayer can happily participate in, take ownership of, benefit from and which stimulates the local social, financial and environmental economy.
**Your re-usable property only becomes waste once you no longer have a use for it, decide you don't want to donate it to whomever and place it inside the wheelie bin which you hire from the City. Only then does it become City property.

It also has the potential to manifest several of our Constitutionally guaranteed Rights, including the Rights to a clean and liveable environment and the safety of person and property. 

Successfully used to create businesses both locally and abroad, Mr Recycle has the inbuilt capability to:

1.     Stimulate the social, financial and environmental economy.
2.     Make recycling easy, and everyone choose to participate.
3.     Reduce the spreading of HIV Aids and TB.
4.     Register the destitute on a bio-metric database.
5.     Reduce the instances and severity of shack fires.
6.     Expand the banking culture to include the destitute.
7.     Abide by our Constitutionally guaranteed Rights to a clean and live able environment, amongst others.
8.     Reduce our national carbon footprint; water, mineral resources and electricity consumption.
9.     Save the Municipality money on landfill airspace, which can then used for public benefit programs
10.   Create work and small business opportunities for all, according to their motivation, skill and mindsets.
12.   Create socioeconomic development facilities (job & education centres) adjacent to challenged communities.

 Martin Brink, who designed, tested and in 2001 implemented the program in the Helderberg, has been a serial finalist in the AfricaGrowth "Entrepreneur of the Year" program as well as featured in the FNB's "You can help" campaign; mentioned in the YOU Magazine; Popular Mechanics as well as nationally and locally distributed newspapers.