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.
Susanne is a qualified RECP (resource efficiency and cleaner production) 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 ). In addition Susanne provides voluntary mentoring services as a member of 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 both the WEEE and lighting waste Industrial Waste Management Plans.