Welcome boost for black-owned recycling businesses
A UNIQUE enterprise development programme is set to be a boost for small, black-owned recycling businesses, create jobs and improve the long-term sustainability of the recycling value chain in South Africa.
In an increased effort to drive collection and recycling of liquid board packaging (LBP) in South Africa, Tetra Pak South Africa will join the PET Recycling Company NPC (PETCO), a well-established Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO). Tetra Pak’s membership commences on 1 January 2023.
Clean-Up and Recycle Week – Recycling takes rubbish from trash to treasure
In honour of Clean-Up and Recycle Week 2022, Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation for the paper and paper packaging sector, calls on businesses and consumers to practise better separation at source, and turn “trash into treasure”.
South Africa’s newest recycling champions announced
NINE individuals and organisations have been recognised for their innovative and impactful work in recycling, an expanding industry that is creating employment while cleaning up urban and rural landscapes.
Over 2 billion plastic bottles recovered for recycling in SA
STATISTICS from South Africa’s longest-standing plastics producer responsibility organisation indicate that the country’s PET plastic recycling rates are recovering after the lockdown regulations resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Start recycling organic waste this National Recycling Day
Friday the 17th of September is National Recycling Day in South Africa, and whilst most South Africans are very good at recycling their paper, plastics, glass and metal items, what many do not realise is that they can also recycle their organic waste! Organic waste is anything that was once alive – food waste, garden refuse, wood, paper and compostable packaging are just a few examples!