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I have been doing this (recycling) since I’ve been 11 years old. I’m the best at what I do. I don’t know if I can do anything else, maybe find a job as a labourer, but it’s difficult to find this work. For this recycling we sometimes make R50 a bag for plastics, it’s not …

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Recycled plastics – especially polyolefin materials – should not be treated like waste without further use. Quite the contrary – it is a useful resource that gets turned back into useful items and provides jobs.’ – Mandy Naudé – CEO, Polyco   We at POLYCO are always on the lookout for interesting stories that relate …

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Late in 2012, Remade registered their interest to work with POLYCO in order to grow a part of their business that showed good potential, but which did require some support from the industry role-players concerned to help lift it to the next level. ‘From our very first meeting and facility audit, we were confident in the management …

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“I never thought that I could get so excited about rubbish! The decision by POLYCO to grant us funding is a real highlight for us. We have mapped out a growth plan and can now suddenly envisage a whole new scenario for our future, e.g. where the recovered plastic waste generates power or heating or …

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With several sites around the town of Secunda in the Mpumalanga Province, Nondaba Recycling is a growing collector. With Sasol situated in close proximity to his business, owner Maurice Sibiya had an abundant supply of waste plastic available to him. However, he desperately needed two granulators and a baler in order to improve the flow …

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“I feel very excited about what this grant will mean for my business. I started out as a waste collector myself picking up plastics from landfills.  Today, I employ 14 staff members and POLYCO’s funding will help me grow my operations and provide jobs to many people in our area who do not have an …

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“We are very blessed and thankful to POLYCO for the trust they have shown in us and our company. An interest-free loan means a better cash flow for us to purchase raw material – especially with the escalating interest rates.  With this money, we will be able to purchase a baling machine which will aid …

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POLYCO’s funds will be assisting the previously known Collect-All Plastics, to start up again, and to rebuild their business gutted by fire earlier last year. Funding received will go towards an extruder and granulator, so as to be able to assist them to service the East London area, an area that they have dedicatedly serviced …

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Another Gauteng based recycler, EMET will use POLYCO’s grant to automate and optimise operations, as well as introduce more energy efficient equipment. They will be moving their operation next door to their sister company, InWaste Green, in Tembisa so as to minimize logistic costs and to streamline operations.  “Partnering with POLYCO will help take our …

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This recycling facility is in the North West Province and has been operational for the past twenty years.  However, the business is currently at a stage where they need to upgrade their washing and drying facilities to take their business to the next stage of development.  Partnering with POLYCO will allow them to significantly increase …

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