MyWaste is the brainchild of owner, Mark Gibson, and has been in operation for the past 10 years, offering a free website service for all buyback centres or recyclers in South Africa. With POLYCO’s support, the website will be further developed to become an education and consumer awareness platform on material identification, drop off locations, green product directories and green calendar events. It also offers the facility to be able to send educational messages and material requirements to the buyback centres and recyclers – to encourage collection volumes of specific material types.
“POLYCO’s funding is a hand-up, not a hand-out. We have big dreams, but cannot do it on our own. Thanks to partners such as POLYCO who are willing to invest in our projects, we are able to increase traffic to our website and offer an even better service to our users,” says Mark Gibson of MyWaste.