My Waste - Recently Added Listings - Green Directory Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:19:55 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Danie & Marisa Cock Pty Ltd To be the leading job creator in Mpumalanga and to conserve natural resources through recycling at profitable and sustainable growth for all partners, living up to our creation command – dominion over and preservation of God’s creation, our planet by educating our youth, teens, adults and senior citizens.]]> Danie Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:11:10 +0100 Danie & Marisa Cock Pty Ltd We buy the following recyclables : Plastics, Paper, Glass, Cans, e-Waste and card board. Don't throw away; sell away! ]]> Danie Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:07:03 +0100 Cape Skip HEAD OFFICE – CAPE TOWN No.13, 2nd Street, Montagu Gardens, Cape Town, 7441 NICO HUGO / JACQUES RADEMAN T: (021) 551 8947 W: E: HELDERBERG,WESTERN CAPE NICK AUSTIN C: 076 992 2727 E: DURBAN NORTH, KWAZULU-NATAL 138 Old North Coast Road, Glenanil KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 4051 DAVE BALLANCE C: 083 289 3094 E: PRETORIA EAST, GAUTENG BERNICE LINDEQUE C: 073 981 5168 CENTURION MIDRAND, GAUTENG LOUWREN MAHONEY C: 072 210 2407 JOHANNESBURG EAST RAND, GAUTENG THANDO SILINKOSI C: 072 990 8736 E: BLOEMFONTEIN, FREE STATE WYNAND VAN DER LINDE C: 082 774 9424 MPUMALANGA ANDRE SERFONTEIN C: 083 305 8525 KNYSNA & PLETTENBERG BAY, WESTERN CAP]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:40:01 +0100 Evergreen Waste Management We provide 6m3 skips for hire in most areas of Johannesburg, and to residential, commercial, industrial and recreational facilities. These bins can be used to remove all forms of general waste, garden waste, builders rubble and industrial waste from your facility. This service is efficient, cost effective and guarantees the customer peace of mind knowing that their waste will be disposed of in a legal and ethical manner. Full documentation authenticating the final destination of the waste is available to the customer on completion of the disposal process. There is no easier or more efficient way to dispose of large volumes of general, garden and building waste from your property.]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:33:11 +0100 East Rand Mini Skips We offer an easy, quick and cost effective solution to your waste removal: Sand Stone Concrete Building rubble Garden waste(branches, leaves, soil etc.) Our services are suitable for: Individual home owners Large building contractors Renovation enthusiasts We offer a drop and collect service: We deliver the skip to your site You fill it and when you are done We will collect and dispose of the materials]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:28:16 +0100 Skip Hire Pretoria Skip Hire Pretoria website, was created to take the hassle out of getting quotes for Skip Hire in Pretoria South Africa. Go to the Get A Quote to enquire about our Skip Hire Pretoria Services. We service the following areas: Pretoria East | Brooklyn | Constantia Park | Die Wilgers | Elardus Park | Equestria | Erasmuskloof | Erasmusrand | Faerie Glen | Garsfontein | Hatfield | Lynnwood | Menlo Park | Menlyn | Mooikloof | Moreleta Park | Newlands | Olympus | Silver Lakes | Wapadrand | Waterkloof | Woodhill | Woodlands | Pretoria North | Queenswood | Rietfontein | Riviera | Silverton | Sinoville | Villeria | Waltloo | Waverley | Wonderboom | Pretoria Gardens | Rosslyn | Pretoria West | Danville | Mountain View | Pretoria South | Centurion | Cornwall Hill | Doringkloof | Eldo Glen | Eldoraigne | Heuwelsig | Highveld | Irene | Kloofsig | Lyttelton | Pierre van Ryneveld Park | Raslouw | Rooihuiskraal | The Reeds | Valhalla | Wierdapark | Zwartkop]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:22:54 +0100 Skip Waste MISSION Skipwaste (Pty) Ltd is forward thinking, environmentally conscious and committed to a greener future for South Africa. With an expert approach to waste management and environmental responsibility, offering comprehensive services of waste management systems through to reporting mechanisms, aligning with Environmental Legislation. Skipwaste (Pty) Ltd contributes to holistic, integrated waste management on a national scale for all city, suburban and industrial waste streams, with a reduce, re-use and recycle philosophy. VISION We have invested enormously in our Material Recovery Facility, which is serving to drive down waste to landfill and drive up recycling and recovery of materials for re-use. Our vehicles are equipped with a state of the art satellite vehicle tracking system, which enables real time monitoring of location and performance. There are Company specified parameters monitoring various aspects that determine efficiencies and service levels. Our depots are equipped with CCTV systems, assisting in security monitoring and quality control. Management is able to access this system from any location in the world offering our clients cutting edge technology aligning with superior service. Skipwaste strives to provide excellence in performance, solutions and consistency whilst continuously adapting to changing business environments as well as legislative compliance. Knowledge & experience, resources and infrastructure, advances in technology and environmental sustainability combine to equip Skipwaste as a market leader in Integrated Waste & Environmental Solutions. HISTORY Skipwaste boasts 30 years of industry experience. Members of IWMSA (Institute of Waste Management South Africa) and SAWMEA (South African Waste Management Employers Association). Skipwaste infrastructure and resources complement all environmental and waste management requirements. A fleet of nearly 100 vehicles with a national footprint, ensures a comprehensive approach to sustainable management of all waste streams.]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:17:02 +0100 Skips 4 Africa Thank you for giving Skips 4 Africa the opportunity to present our Waste Management Program that we are able to implement to you as our valued customer partners. We are a registered level 4 BBBEE qualified contractor, contributing 100% of our spent to your status. Implementation of our integrated waste management services, we commit to provide you with waste services that suit your particular waste management requirements. We actively manage your waste stream (Both in terms of incoming and out-going) and aim at giving you the best value for money and a clean and healthy environment. You can also contribute in reducing your carbon footprint by disposing your waste in the correct manner. Any kind of waste potentially has a disastrous impact on the environment if it is not disposed and collected the right way. Disposing of waste in an environmental friendly manner is as important as having it collected, transported and recycled. As responsible citizens of South Africa, it is our duty to contribute to a greener environmental friendly environment.]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:10:33 +0100 The Waste Takers We collect: *White Paper *Newspaper *Magazines *Card boxes *Plastic bottles *Glass bottles *Cans (aluminium and steel) Other - Old batteries, old toys, clothes, books, electronic appliances ]]> maxphil Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:30:35 +0100 The Waste Takers Drop-off the following recyclables: *White Paper *Newspaper *Magazines *Card boxes *Plastic bottles *Glass bottles *Cans (aluminium and steel) Other - Old batteries, old toys, clothes, books, electronic appliances ]]> maxphil Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:28:46 +0100 The Waste Takers We buy in: *White Paper *Newspaper *Magazines *Card boxes *Plastic bottles *Glass bottles *Cans (aluminium and steel) Other - Old batteries, old toys, clothes, books, electronic appliances ]]> maxphil Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:21:25 +0100 Mpact ]]> Mpact Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:39:31 +0100 DOLPHIN COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY SOLUTIONS Dolphin Coast Environmental and Laboratory Solutions (Pty) Limited is a service supplier specialising in environmental and laboratory solutions. The DCELS team consists of professionals who offer a variety of skills and expertise including the chemistry, environmental and legal sectors. This enables us, as a company, to offer a service to our clients that will assist from both a scientific and a legislative point of view. OUR SERVICES 1. WASTE CLASSIFICATION • Waste classification according to SANS 10234. • Generation of safety data sheets • Basic assessment to landfill 2. WASTE MANAGEMENT • Interpretation and categorization of waste. • Necessary recommendations for waste treatment and re-classification • Waste disposal recommendations 3. CRADLE TO CRADLE INITIATIVES • Specialized recycling techniques • Reduction of waste to landfill • Waste beneficiation • Effluent treatment 4. LABORATORY • Surface water analysis • Borehole water analysis • Drinking water analysis • Landfill leachate analysis • Industrial effluent analysis • Treatment plan analysis • Waste classification analysis • Inorganic / organic analysis 5. AIR / WATER / LAND MONITORING • Air quality monitoring • Ground and surface water monitoring • Contaminated land assessments and remediation 6. ENVIRONMENT / HEALTH AND SAFETY / LEGAL • Basic assessments, scoping and EIA • Environmental and occupational health and safety systems • Environmental legal compliance auditing • Environmental training • Environmental management plans and systems • Environmental auditing • Environmental advisory service • Due diligence • Carbon footprint • Waste management licence applications • Water use licence applications Waste Management DCELS offers a full range of waste management services related to ensure compliance with the 2013 Waste Act Regulations. With DCELS waste management expertise and their close affiliation with Dolphin Coast Landfill Management, DCELS offers a complete waste management service throughout the waste hierarchy. Services include : • Guaranteed Waste Saving DCELS guarantees we can save you money on your current waste costs. • Beneficiation Can your waste be used in other industrial processes? • Waste Reduction DCELS offers a range of services to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. • Waste Classification DCELS offers a smooth and easy transition into the understanding of the New Waste Management Regulations. ]]> DCELS Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:55:59 +0100 DOLPHIN COAST LANDFILL MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD Dolphin Coast Landfill Management (DCLM) is a specialised waste management company which consists of skilled specialists who have extensive knowledge in Waste Management, Transportation and Technical Services. We have a responsibility to ensure the correct handling, classification and analysis of waste and water quality of the Landfill. We therefore commit to ensuring the highest quality standard and customer satisfaction to our clients, the protection and conservation of the Environment and to maintain the highest Occupation Health and Safety standard. DCLM own and manage the Kwadukuza Landfill Site. The Kwadukuza Landfill is located in New Guelderland, KwaDukuza, about 4 kilometres north-east of the KwaDukuza town (also known as Stanger), on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. It is approximately 80 kilometres north of the Durban urban area and 90 kilometres south of the border of Richards Bay (the biggest coal-export harbour in South Africa and the busiest harbour in Africa). FAST FACTS 1. Total Land area of 140.6 hectares. 2. 49.2 hectares of this is permitted for H:H / Class A landfilling. 3. Total Airspace of up to 20 million cubic meters, to be divided into 13 separate cells. 4. As of October 2014, cell 1 with an airspace of 700 thousand cubic meters has been fully exploited and temporarily capped. 5. DCLM operates the landfill according to the highest international waste management standards, by applying the latest innovation in landfill engineering and science. SERVICES : Landill Management Waste Management Waste Classification Waste Collection, treatment and transport ]]> ssathdeo Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:31:30 +0100 MY WASTE Supplier of recycled bins. made from Recycled plastic as well as Virgin plastics ]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:31:26 +0100 Test Broken Pieter Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:27:51 +0100 MY WASTE So you've decided to "go green." You've replaced your regular light bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs and purchased recycling bins. You've even organised that pile in the garage. You know the one - outdated audio equipment, used cans of paint, even an old car battery. You're feeling pretty proud of yourself, until you realise, "Hey. How do I get rid of all this stuff?" And no, you can't just put it out with the trash That's where My Waste comes in. Log onto My Waste's Web site, type in your address and you'll be presented with a list of recycling drop-off centres in your geographical area. Although My Waste’s primary function is to provide South Africans with the easiest way to recycle everything from a can to a computer, My Waste also posts original content and articles relevant to recycling and environmental experts offer advice and tips for living green. Once registered on the site, individual users are encouraged to add their own content and feedback through social media integration such as facebook and twitter. The site also provides materials for teachers and students as well as encouraging schools to get involved in the green initiative! Companies, NGO’s, corporations and media outlets are given the opportunity to host their own sub domain on the site with their own search box and company news section. These pages are custom designed with the clients’ own corporate identity, providing a fantastic opportunity to interact with the general public and consumers on a socially responsible level. And by offering these corporate sponsorships My Waste is able to operate at no cost to the general public. My Waste is a non-political and a non-activist initiative. My Waste's mission is to deliver information that enables people to actively contribute to sustainability, a concept the United Nations defined in 1987 as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs A further initiative to expand public awareness of the scheme is by offering the opportunity for corporate partners to display the My Waste logo on their products and marketing material with the link to their page on My Waste (Example: We hope that with time the My Waste logo will become synonymous with recycling initiatives and help raise the overall awareness to the importance of the green movement in the future of our planet. The My Waste web site content can be broken down into various components. Recycling information, Regional information, Recycling education for schools, Consumer interactivity and recycling products and articles. Recycling Information: To find a recycling centre in your area, choose the product that you would like to recycle and type in your physical address. The site will then display a list of nearby drop off sites. These sites will usually accept a wide range of possible environmentally unfriendly materials such as e-waste or use]]> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:22:43 +0100 MY WASTE PRODUCTS We are the Manufacturers and Suppliers of 100% Recycled Plastic Furniture My Waste Products is a new company in the recycling industry. We are a Proudly South African Company situated in Gauteng with agents all over the Country. All our Furniture, Planks and Poles are made from 100% Recycled Plastics (this is NOT wood-composite). So let’s “GO GREEN IN SA “. The recycled plastic is available in different colours and is used to produce environmental friendly maintenance free products for a wide spectrum of uses in the outdoor entertainment and general. Please visit our website for more info. We convert plastic waste into ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY maintenance free products. The product widely known as My Waste Products is well established in:  Schools and Universities  Holiday Resorts  Property Developments  Municipalities  Business Parks  Golf Courses  Nurseries  Sport Facilities  Pallet Manufacturers My Waste Products has a unique resemblance to timber but unlike timber it does not rot or splinter. The life span of My Waste Products is far superior to timber and also:  No water sealing or painting needed  Insect resistant  Withstands humidity  Denser than wood  Hygienic and Washable  Weather proof & Mould resistant  Saves landfill space, natural resources like wood  Maintenance Free  Environment Friendly The unique characteristics of the products produced by My Waste Products makes it a PRODUCT OF THE FUTURE. Our range of products varies between: *Garden Furniture – Benches, Picnic Tables. *Dustbins. * Patio Sets. *Jungle Gyms. * Sundecks, Post and Rail. * Walkways, Handrails and Fencing. * Pallets. *Bollards. *School Decks and Benches. *Pavilion’s. Please give us a call 083 268 4744 or email us on and we will gladly assist you in]]> MY WASTE PRODUCTS Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:17:18 +0100 Ecology Plastics Welcome to Ecology Plastics, a company owned by a lady who is passionate about contributing to the care of our planet. To this end Karen Maiden and her company manufacture outdoor products that are attractive and practical and that most importantly are made solely from readily available recycled plastic material, an alternative to timber. Karen, or one of her many talented staff members, will attend to your queries and offer you products that are in-keeping with the Green Effort, so essential to the well-being and survival of Mother Earth. We trust you will enjoy navigating through the Ecology Plastics website and that you will find a product that suits your needs. ]]> Ecology Plastics Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:10:43 +0100 Tufflex Plastic Products Tufflex - Plastic Polymer & Intrusion Products Contact Us Today! Contact Us Today! Our factory is located in Germiston South Africa. Its principle business is the re-cycling of domestic and industrial polymers and conversion to usable products such as Rail Sleepers, Furniture, Armco barrier uprights, Decking for walkways, and Pallets. Tufflex Plastic raw material supply for the plastic moulding industry. Tufflex’s raw material division supplies Olefin Polymers to the Blow moulding, Extrusion and Injection moulding industry. The bulk of the materials supplied consists of first generation recycled Polypropylene and High Density polymer. The division also handles wide specification virgin polymers. The materials are generally natural and black but on occasion colours can be supplied. The company has been recycling plastic materials for 20 years and provides toll recycling service to converters who require their materials to be recycled. The grades are as follows: PP: Film / blow / natural Injection grade (natural and black) HDPE Film / blow / natural Pipe extrusion (black) Injection grade (black and natural) All materials are sold with MFI details.]]> Tufflex Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:50:10 +0100 Remade Recycling Springs We buy all grades of sorted paper, plastic, cans and glass including: HL1 HL2 Newspaper K4 (cardboard boxes, flattened) Tetra PET - clear and mixes LDPE - clear, mixed, stretch) HDPE Polyprop Glass bottles Cans Polystyrene E-Waste Call 011 873 6545 fort prices.]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:06:35 +0100 Remade Recycling Rustenburg We buy all grades of sorted paper, plastic, cans and glass including: HL1 HL2 Newspaper K4 (cardboard boxes, flattened) Tetra PET - clear and mixes LDPE - clear, mixed, stretch) HDPE Polyprop Glass bottles Cans Polystyrene E-Waste Call 011 873 6545 for prices.]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:05:20 +0100 Remade Recycling Pretoria We buy all grades of sorted paper, plastic, cans and glass including: HL1 HL2 Newspaper K4 (cardboard boxes, flattened) Tetra PET - clear and mixes LDPE - clear, mixed, stretch) HDPE Polyprop Glass bottles Cans Polystyrene E-Waste Call 011 873 6545 fort prices.]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:03:21 +0100 Remade Recycling Johannesburg We buy all grades of sorted paper, plastic, cans and glass including: HL1 HL2 Newspaper K4 (cardboard boxes, flattened) Tetra PET - clear and mixes LDPE - clear, mixed, stretch) HDPE Polyprop Glass bottles Cans Polystyrene E-Waste Call 011 873 6545 fort prices.]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:01:48 +0100 Remade Recycling Germiston We buy all grades of sorted paper, plastic, cans and glass including: HL1 HL2 Newspaper K4 (cardboard boxes, flattened) Tetra PET - clear and mixes LDPE - clear, mixed, stretch) HDPE Polyprop Glass bottles Cans Polystyrene E-Waste Call 011 873 6545 fort prices.]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:59:28 +0100 NORA-SA ]]> Rose Foundation Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:47:58 +0100 SAICRA ]]> Rose Foundation Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:46:08 +0100 South African Vinals Association SAVA - Southern African Vinyls Association If you are the type of person who defines your business, stays up to date with developments in your industry and builds your relationships on sound business values, then you are most probably the type of business person who would enjoy rubbing shoulders with others in your industry. Belonging to an industry association offers you bargaining power, networking opportunities, access to information and the opportunity to stay on top of industry developments. To be a successful part of an industry implies accepting a responsibility towards others in that industry to join forces, to share ideas and to turn ideas into action. The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is the representative body of the Southern African vinyl industry. SAVA is ideally positioned within the local plastics industry with representation on the Recovery Action Group (RAG), the Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) and the Plastics SA Sustainability Council to ensure that its members are represented on a broader platform. SAVA also participates in knowledge transfer activities with the Australian Vinyls Council, The Global Vinyls Council, Vinyls Plus and other international organisations. SAVA’s main purpose is representing our members’ interests in the Southern Africa region to create consumer confidence within the industry and to develop and sustain markets for the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business. PVC is a chlorinated hydrocarbon polymer and most of us use it every day, therefore it is important to promote vinyl business interests in a responsible and sustainable manner. Our association is dependent on the backing and participation of our members. SAVA’s members have a voice; they are willing to invest energy, time and money to promote the vinyl industry, to share ideas and to address concerns. We offer our members a platform where they are equipped to protect their investments through knowledge. They share a camaraderie that is envied by others and most of them are reaping the rewards of membership through constant business coming their way. ]]> SAVA Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:24:57 +0100 National Recycling Forum (NRF) The National Recycling Forum (NRF) is a non-profit organisation created to promote the recovery and recycling of recyclable materials in South Africa. Members of the NRF include representatives of: the formal recycling industry in South Africa government departments regional recycling forums local government based organisations local government utilities and co-opted advisory members To promote the interests of its members and the formal recycling industry in South Africa, the NRF: provides a national communication forum for key players in the field of recycling interacts with central and provincial government to encourage the recycling of glass, paper, plastics, tin-plate steel, used oil and electrical and electronic waste facilitates the formation of regional forums that draw their memberships from enthusiastic and interested volunteers as well as small recyclers, in the major centres of South Africa. encourages the establishment of buy-back centres and drop-off points through the activities of its members in the various centres]]> National Recycling Forum Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:27:08 +0100 Use-It USE-IT is a Durban based section 21 company that aims to identify waste beneficiation opportunities in the eThekwini Municipal Area that will help to divert waste from landfill and create employment in the green economy. A list of the current waste beneficiation projects that USE-IT are running can be found on the Projects Page. USE-IT also provides a number of specialised services including: Research and Development Project facilitation, advice and support Pilot project funding and facilitation of funding and business plan development for larger projects Information dissemination Network facilitation with the public and private sector and international linkages USE-IT has been established by the eThekwini Municipality as a non-profit organisation to research and develop waste beneficiation technologies in the eThekwini Metropolitan Area with the aim of diverting waste from landfill and creating jobs in the green economy. USE-IT currently has several key focus areas for waste diversion and project implementation, namely: ● New, environmentally-friendly building materials from builder’s rubble, demolition waste and soil fill that outperform and are cheaper than current building materials ● Diverting organic wastes and sludge through several beneficiation technologies to create Bio-Organic Fertilizers that outperform chemical fertilizers without the negative environmental impacts ● Composite technologies – using blends of different wastes and virgin materials to create environmentally-friendly and thermally efficient building materials and products for outdoor applications ● Electronic Waste – addressing renovation, reuse and responsible recycling of old computers, cell phones, VCR’s, DVD machines, etc. with a focus on beneficiation technologies on all waste components of this increasing waste stream ● Assessing waste beneficiation and remanufacturing technologies for standard recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metals ● Addressing tyre recycling opportunities with a focus on remanufactured products ● Waste minimization techniques and approaches ● Information dissemination, active networking and engagement with industry, the private sector, public sector and international finance and development agencies. USE-IT aims to engage fully with the private sector as well as other interested and affected parties. Contact USE-It directly to find out how you can get involved. Comments are closed.]]> Use It Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:12:08 +0100 RPMASA The RPMASA is the leading Southern African organisation for all in the supply chain of Industrial and Retail chemicals and products, providing various services for Classification, Packaging, Labelling, safe transport and storage. It has links to various International Organisations through its participation in the UN Committee of Experts for transport of dangerous goods and the GHS. The mission of RPMASA is to promote the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible:]]> RPMASA Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:52:10 +0100 Rose Foundation Welcome to ROSE Foundation House. Before we go any further there are a few facts you should know: ROSE stands for Recycling Oil Saves the Environment. ROSE is a Non-Profit Company and also registered as a Public Benefit Organisation in South Africa. It manages the environmentally acceptable collection, storage and recycling of used lubricating oil in South Africa. ROSE is run by a Chief Executive Officer and a board of 7 directors representing members of all the main lubricant marketers in the country. RECYCLING OIL SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT]]> Rose Foundation Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:40:00 +0100 Polystyrene Packaging The Polystyrene Packaging Council started its operations in February 2007. Representing the major players in South Africa's polystyrene manufacturing industry, the Council has expanded its operations to become a facilitator between the recyclers and suppliers of recycled polystyrene (post-consumer and post-industrial), and the buyers representing the various end-markets. Over the past five years in particular, some of the PSPC members supplying to the fast food and take away industries, have more than doubled their sales volumes. This increase has largely come from the informal food sector selling “food on the go” in the form of hawker trade, spaza shops, corner café-take aways, canteens, feeding schemes, home industry, walkway entrepreneurs and the catering industry. This increase in use has understandably resulted in an increase in the amount of packaging that needed to be recycled, and placed the need for finding a sustainable answer for its recyclability at the top of the Council’s agenda. Smaller, independent fast food operators and vendors continue to rely on polystyrene for their food packaging solutions, as it is affordable and offers superior insulation. As a result, polystyrene also serves to curb food waste, with the degree of safety and sturdiness it offers to reduce product damage during handling or transportation also a key feature. Our consistent work and effort to get the various recycling initiatives off the ground, is finally paying off and we are excited to finally see a marked increase in the amount of polystyrene that is being diverted into our projects and away from landfill.]]> Polystyrene Packaging Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:31:46 +0100 Prasa You connect with paper products everywhere, every day. From the kitchen and bathroom, to school and the office and at the shops, you will find paper products that are renewable and recyclable. Paper recycling is a vital link in the renewability chain as it provides an important source of fibre for paper and packaging products while boosting local manufacturing, providing people with a sustainable source of income and extending the life of landfills.]]> Prasa Sat, 23 Jan 2016 06:18:25 +0100 Plastics SA Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African Plastics Industry including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers. Together with our associations, we play an active role in the growth and development of the SA industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role-players and make plastics the material of choice.]]> Plastics SA Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:08:13 +0100 Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa About IWMSA The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices. Our organisation comprises of voluntary members who promote environmentally acceptable, cost effective and appropriate waste management practices. We strive towards the protection of the environment and people of Southern Africa from the adverse effects of poor waste management by supporting sustainable best practical environmental options. We contribute to the improvement of waste management standards and legislation, support international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices; promote the science and technology of waste management and practice affordable cost effective management of waste. Education and training in the realm of effective and efficient waste management is also a key focus for us. When the IWMSA was established over 30 years ago, it was the vision of the founders to provide South Africa with a clean and healthy environment. Today this is still the very core of the organisation. Click here to read more about our history. Vision & Mission Vision A clean and healthy environment Mission The IWMSA is committed to protecting the environment and people of Southern Africa through: Contributing to improving waste management standards and legislation Fostering communication between all stakeholders in the waste industry Supporting and promoting global trends in sustainable environmental practices Supporting international, national and regional trends in best environmental practices Practicing affordable cost effective waste management Training and awareness creation on integrated waste management Promoting the value of waste as a resource ]]> IWMSA Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:41:10 +0100 TGRC The Glass Recycling Company The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) consists of a team dedicated to increasing glass recycling in South Africa. We are passionate about ensuring every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice. We strive to educate, enable, encourage and inspire individuals to separate their glass for recycling, but do not physically collect or recycle the glass. Our focus extends beyond consumers and communities, but also on trade, industry and corporate South Africa. We also aim to uplift impoverished communities by creating income generating opportunities and skills development in the recycling sector. TGRC is funded by our committed shareholders who manufacture glass or package their products in glass. We believe in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society. At TGRC we are committed to show that glass recycling is worth the effort! For tips and advice]]> The Glass Recycling Company Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:32:37 +0100 eWASA The e-Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) was established in 2008 to manage the establishment of a sustainable environmentally sound e-waste management system for the country. Since then the non-profit organisation has been working with manufactures, vendors and distributors of electronic and electrical goods and e-waste handlers (including re-furbishers, dismantlers and recyclers) to manage e-waste effectively. With support from the "Global Knowledge Partnerships in e-Waste Recycling" program, initiated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa), several projects were initiated successfully in three South African provinces ( namely KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng) as early as in 2004. In addition some (inter)national based IT corporations show increasing commitment in setting up and supporting initiatives nationwide to address the challenge of e-waste (being the fastest growing waste stream in South Africa) from an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) point of view. With eWASA formally established as a non-profit organization and having officially received its mandate to develop integrated e-waste management solutions, we e-waste initiatives and networks continue to grow rapidly to fulfill the current demand for such services. The widely accepted international definition of e-waste is “anything that runs on electricity”. Therefore e-waste (electronic & electrical waste) includes computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones, household appliances and less obvious items such as spent fluorescent tubes, batteries and battery-operated toys that have been discarded by their original users. While there is no generally accepted definition of e-waste, in most cases e-waste consists of expensive and more or less durable products used for data processing, telecommunications or entertainment in private households and businesses. E-waste is both valuable as source for secondary raw material, and toxic if handled and discarded improperly. Rapid technology change, low initial cost and even planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast growing problem of stock-piled and mismanaged around the globe. Technical solutions are available but in most cases a legal framework, a finance model (ideally based on the polluter pays principle) a collection system, logistics and other services need to be implemented before a technical solution can be applied. Due to lower environmental standards and working conditions in China and India, e-waste is being sent to these countries for processing – in most cases illegally (see Bangalore in India and the Guiyu area in the Chaozhou region of China have e-waste processing areas. Uncontrolled burning and disposal are causing environmental problems due to the methods of processing the waste. Trans-boundary trade in e-waste between countries is controlled by the Basel Convention. E-]]> eWASA Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:12:15 +0100 Collect a Can Collect-a-Can (Pty) Ltd is a South African based can recovery and recycling organisation with a head office and seven branches across southern Africa, including branches in Botswana and Namibia. Collect-a-Can founders, ArcelorMittal South Africa and Nampak, started the company 23 years ago to proactively address the steel beverage can industry's responsibility to the environment. This resulted in the recovery of all scrap tinplate generated in the tinplate and can-making processes, including sludge, cut-offs, misprints, sub-standard fills, and most importantly used metal cans. Since Collect-a-Can started, southern Africa’s used can recovery rate has improved from 18% to 72%. Currently, metal cans form less than 1% of the total rubbish that ends up in landfills due to their value and recyclability. We work actively within various communities, encouraging citizens from all walks of life to assist us in our can collecting efforts. Our ‘Cash for Cans’ initiative encourages cans to be collected and sold to Collect-a-Can for cash, because we know that recovery and recycling aids job creation in many communities and creates an additional source of income for schools, non-governmental organisations, and other community groups. This initiative safeguards the livelihood of thousands of unemployed South Africans and allows community development across the southern African region. Why not join the CANvironmentally friendly movement to protect our planet? You can start today… It just makes cents… ]]> Collect a Can Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:00:58 +0100 Aerosol Manufacturers Associacion The Aerosol Manufacturers' Association of South Africa, (more commonly known as the AMA), is the voice of the South African Aerosol Industry. We act on behalf of the industry in a variety of issues such as legislation, education and setting of national standards amongst others. Feel free to browse our site, where you will find lots of interesting and informative facts about aerosol products. You will also find useful data about the AMA, the companies operating in the South African aerosol industry, as well as some useful links offering a wealth of interesting and accurate facts for your school project, that book you want to write or merely to keep yourself enlightened on the familiar products that we all have come to love and appreciate over the years.]]> AMA Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:47:22 +0100