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There are so many reasons to recycle. It keeps waste from landfill, saves energy, minimises pollution, conserves natural
resources and creates job opportunities. The Heart of Waste blog strives to showcase the raw beauty
and opportunities that recycling gives to so many in South Africa.
These stories delve into all spheres of recycling, allowing a closer understanding of the widespread positive impact it offers.

“Joseph has found a way in hard times…”

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 much but we think it’s a good thing. My son, Lincoln, he is a…

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Welcome to our new website and our new blog!

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 to our activities. Some of those you will find on our Facebook page or in our PR…

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