Our Work

Funding Support

To date, Polyco has invested over R120 million into the plastics recycling industry with growth of over 300 000 tonnes achieved by our 140 project partners. Our work over the years has created over 7500 jobs.

-Thank you to our members for making this happen-


Polyco is continuing to focus its funding support and resources in two key strategic areas, namely the implementation of infrastructure projects and innovation/end-use development projects. These form part of our core strategic pillars on which the continued growth of polyolefin recycling volumes is based.

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Funding Support
Cumulative Project Funding Support to Date
Funding Support
Municipal Focused Strategy

In 2018, Polyco embarked on a Municipal Focused Strategy that focuses funding efforts into a specific municipal area. In 2019, Polyco funded more than R5 million to private businesses in East London in the Buffalo City Municipality, to facilitate the collection and recycling of polyolefin packaging materials to meet local market demand for recyclate. Concurrently, four community-based static Packa-Ching buy-back centres, in conjunction with the Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB), Buffalo City Municipality (BCM) and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency (BCMDA) were planned to be constructed to service the recycling needs of the public and create a cleaner city.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the launch of the four community-based static Packa-Ching buy-back centres was put on hold in 2020 in compliance with the pandemic emergency regulations. Following the easing of the lockdown levels, the project has been restarted and has gained momentum, with two of the four buy-back centres almost complete and the next two starting construction in June 2021. The initiative will be supported by a marketing campaign to educate the public about recycling and encouraging them to use the buy-back centres to earn money for their recyclables and create a cleaner Buffalo City.

Impact of Infrastructure Funding in
Buffalo City Municipality
Funding Support
Post-Consumer Recyclate (PCR) inclusion in Rigid Packaging

This is a project that Polyco is facilitating with the purpose of stimulating and building end-use demand for post-consumer polyolefin recyclate (PCR) through inclusion into PP and HDPE rigid packaging.

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