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The Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation NPC (Polyco) is committed to growing the collection and recycling of polyolefin plastic packaging in South Africa and to promote the responsible use and reuse of this plastic packaging. With regards to the proposed new EPR legislation, as contemplated under section 18(1) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008, Polyco has once again proven their dedication to reduce the amount of plastics going to landfill and to end plastic waste in the environment by committing to represent all three areas of polyolefin packaging; namely rigid polyolefin packaging, flexible polyolefin packaging and multilayer packaging, under the proposed new EPR scheme.

Under the pending extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation, planned for implementation in 2021 by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE), producers, through their producer responsibility organisations, will be mandated to manage their products at end-of-life in order to grow the downstream reuse and recycling of their materials to achieve agreed legislated targets.

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Nestlé becomes the first FMCG to join Polyco in South Africa

Nestlé became the first food and manufacturing company to join the Polyolefin...

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Polyco teams up with Pick n Pay School Club to educate learners across South Africa about plastic recycling.

A nationwide recycling campaign, the Million+ Plastic Recycling Revolution, has welcomed a...

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Consumers Do Their Part To Keep Plastic Tubs Out Of Landfill

Research has highlighted that a significant proportion of consumers re-use  margarine, large...

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Polyco celebrates progress in the plastic recycling sector in SA

As Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week kicks off on 14 September, Polyolefin...

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Polyco Proves Its Commitment To Proposed New EPR Schemes Through Special Resolution Vote

The Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco) is committed to growing the collection and...

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Supporting Recycling During Lockdown

As we manage our way through this pandemic, we need to acknowledge...

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Recycling Project Offers Valuable Opportunities For Communities And Entrepreneurs

18th March is Global Recycling Day and there is cause to celebrate...

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Milk Bottles: A Recycling Success Story

As we enter the New Year, one which will continue to see...

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It’s 2020, Time To Join The Million Plus Plastic Recycling Revolution!

The Million+ Plastic Recycling Revolution is a bold new campaign that aims...

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Awarding Recognition For Innovative Recycled Plastic Products

On Monday, 04 November 2019 Cape Town will  host  an event that...

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Join The Million Plus Plastic Recycling Revolution!

The Million+ Plastic Recycling Revolution is a bold new campaign that aims...

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Protecting The Environment While Empowering Entrepreneurs & Incentivising Communities

The community of Thabazimbi and surrounding informal settlements have recently been introduced...

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POLYCO’s Recycling Message Reaches New Audiences

“How To” Recycling videos now available in five official languages Cape Town...

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POLYCO Focuses On Building A Strong Recycling Value Chain – One Piece At A Time

POLYCO, the Polyolefin Recycling Company (NPC) hosted their fourth Annual General Meeting...

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POLYCO Calls On Packaging Converters To Help Them Grow Plastics Recycling In South Africa

Cape Town – POLYCO, the Polyolefin Recycling Company NPC, was formed in...

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Two Charity Organisations Receive Recycling Bins

POLYCO donates bins and clear refuse bags to assist in recycling efforts...

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12 Successful Applicants To Receive R4.6 million In Funding

POLYCO gives a much needed “hands-up” to worthy collectors   Cape Town...

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POLYCO Launches Series Of “How To Recycle” Videos

Informative and entertaining videos help explain importance of plastics recycling   Cape...

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POLYCO Plans To Invest R9 Million In Recycling Projects

Recyclers invited to apply for interest free loans   Cape Town –...

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POLYCO Looks Back At Year Of Growth, Preparing To Face New Challenges Head-on

“Since our inception two years ago, POLYCO has invested R17 million in...

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Winners In The POLYCO Facebook Competition Announced

Cape Town – POLYCO, the Polyolefin Recycling Company, has announced the names...

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POLYCO Announces Names Of Successful Applicants For Second Round Of Proposals In 2014

R7 Million in Loans To Be Invested To Fund Polyolefin Recycling Projects...

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POLYCO Receives Overwhelming Response To Its Request For Project Funding Proposals

An avalanche of submissions received from across South Africa as POLYCO extends...

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Deadline To Submit Proposals For POLYCO Funding Has Been Extended

New submission deadline is Friday, 16 May 2014   Cape Town –...

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