On the 5th May 2021, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) published the final section 18 Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations for the paper and packaging industry, electrical and electronic industry and lighting industry in Government Gazette 44539. Industry Update Final published Gazetted section 18 Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Click here to read more Become a member Our current members are the visionary companies who pay the voluntary polyolefin levy and contribute to polyolefin recycling in South Africa. JOIN POLYCO Register to become a member
Introducing POLYCO
Who is Polyco

Polyco (the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation NPC) is a non-profit company focused on making waste a valuable resource that works for our economy. We aim to grow the collection and recycling of polyolefin plastic packaging in South Africa, to promote the responsible use and reuse of this plastic packaging and to end plastic waste in the environment.

Our Work

Polyco is focused on three key strategic pillars – we invest in recycling innovation for new end use market development, recycling infrastructure for capacity building and efficiency and recycling education and awareness in South Africa and we collaborate with multiple stakeholders to achieve success in these areas.

Polyco is funded by our members, who are the visionary companies who pay the voluntary polyolefin levy and contribute to polyolefin recycling in South Africa.

POLYCO'S
Achievements
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OVER

R58 Million

made available for project funding in South Africa, with an uptake rate of

78%

OVER

7500

jobs created

63000

tonnes of polyolefin

plastic collected

by the collection projects we have invested in

23000

tonnes of polyolefin

plastic recycled

by the recycling projects we have invested in

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Expanded

the national footprint of the innovative collection business

Packa-Ching®

LAUNCHED THE

Million+ Plastic Recycling Revolution

to South African consumers

30%

of funding went to

BEE

projects in 2019

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