Building a Circular Business Model to enable clean
& affordable


Our purpose is to inspire change for new possibilities

SA households have inadequate access to food
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m tons
of food and beverage is wasted per year
people suffer from acute food insecurity




Circular Economy at OWE, is based on these three pillars.
What we do

We stimulate & develop circular economy practises

We implement circular economy business practices and projects throughout our business model and value chain, from obtaining organic waste to the sale of our final product. Our circular economy strategy is based on the three key lines: Recovery, Production and Distribution.


We practice sustainable waste management services through maximizing the recovery of organic (food) waste so that it can be reintroduced into the production process of compost and biogas.


Through the waste valorisation we process the recovered and sorted waste into more useful products such compost, biogas and nutrient rich soil fertilizers.


The distribution process of the by-products from the production stage depends on each individual client need. We offer onsite and offsite solutions. This can range from selling electricity to localized buyers, selling gas, upgrading to bio-fuel and selling digestate as rich soil nutrient to replace chemical fertilizers.

Who we are

We are purposeful and passionate about what we do

We are a dynamic team with a desire to do good business that will not only make a change to the current systemic challenges, but also ensure we practice good stewardship of our planet for the benefit of future generations.

We are aligned to our values of being purposeful and passionate in all we do, we bring our imagination and innovation to provide best solutions for each client situation. Most of all, we are aware that we are one with the planet, and have great respect for the natural resources that we freely receive from mother nature. At OWE, we strongly believe that we OWE it to planet to be better stewards, now, more than ever before.

Clients, Partners and Associates

We collaborate with like-minded industry experts to make an impact

Our process

How we add value to your business

OWE’s business model is to enable circular economy practices, where organic waste is recovered through source separation, collection, and transportation to safe treatment facilities for further use in the production of compost and biogas.

OWE helps you to protect the environment by minimizing the consumption of natural resources, and increase the reuse of your waste in your production processes. OWE, also helps you to promote employment and stimulate the development of the renewable energy sector. Moreover, OWE helps your business to consider environmental, economic, and social aspects.

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Are you looking to preserve our planet?

Let us help you to be part of the solution

By engaging our services you are contributing to the preservation of our planet, and we are here to partner with you on your journey!


Frequently asked questions

Food Waste is a valuable resource ! 100 tons of food waste per day through anaerobic digestion can generate enough energy to power 800 to 1,400 homes each year.

Circular economy is a new production and consumption model that ensures sustainable growth over time. With the circular economy, we can drive the optimization of resources, reduce the consumption of raw materials, and recover waste by recycling or giving it a second life as a new product.

Biogas is an environmentally-friendly, renewable energy source. It’s produced when organic matter, such as food or animal waste, is broken down by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen, in a process called anaerobic digestion. For this to take place, the waste material needs to be enclosed in an environment where there is no oxygen. It can occur naturally or as part of an industrial process to intentionally create biogas.
Each cubic meter of biogas contains the equivalent of 6 kWh of heat energy, however, due to conversion losses, 1m³ of biogas can be converted only to around 1.7 kWh.