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How to support the environment through responsible plastics recycling

Real sustainability

starts with you

Understanding PP #5 plastics

The future of plastic recycling is here

Talk recycling and most households in South Africa think glass, tin, cardboard and clear plastic like PET (water & soda bottles are good examples). Along with these important recyclables, is a lesser-known recyclable product – Polypropylene (PP #5). 

PP #5 Explained
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PP #5 comes in 2 forms

Flexible PP products can bend and stretch while rigid PP products hold their shape, do not bend easily and are often container-type products featuring a lid.

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PP #5 is perfect for reuse

and recycling

PP #5 offers home reuse for storing leftovers, organising small items, or crafting DIY projects. It can be recycled repeatedly for both domestic and industrial use.

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Join us on our PP #5


In 1995, we started a journey to become advocates for the reuse and recycling of PP #5. Today, we recycle thousands of tons of rigid PP#5 annually.

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We are a part of a thriving circular system. Play your part by returning packaging through a convenient channel to ensure that the value of the material is not lost.

How we help you make a difference

Introducing our circular economy for PP #5 

Recycling process
Circular economy

Meet the Möbius loop family

If it says 5 it's Polypropylene

The universally recognised Möbius loop is a family of symbols that indicate the type of polymer used in the production of different plastic packaging. Not all packaging can be recycled, however, rigid PP #5, is recyclable.

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Where we find the waste

Where we find Polypropylene #5 waste for recycling

The below waste recovery channels have over the years yielded the equivalent of 237 football fields of rigid PP waste to be successfully recycled.


Sort-at-source collection

Residents separate their recyclable materials at their homes before disposal.


Site recoveries

Mining of waste dumped at landfill sites.


Waste Reclaimer collection

Individuals who collect recyclable materials in exchange for financial reward.


Environmental organisations

Collaborate through collection initiatives like the Litter Boom Project and Adopt A River.

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Collection initiatives

Companies or brands take responsibility for the collection and recycling of their product packaging.

Did you know...
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Did you know...


Thousands of informal Waste Reclaimers in South Africa earn an income that helps support their families by collecting and sorting PP #5 plastic for recycling.

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Be responsible,
get involved

You and your family can play a real and meaningful role in contributing to the circular economy. Choose products from brands committed to sustainability and circular practices, support non-profit collection initiatives, and separate your PP #5 plastic at home for recycling. Or simply reuse them for another purpose.

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Look for our symbol on pack

Any product or brand that carries our symbol indicates that it is part of a trusted, circular economy recycling system.
Always be cautious of vague terms like ‘green’ or ‘eco-friendly’ to indicate a commitment to genuine sustainability.

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What can I start doing today?

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Reduce consumption, choose reusable products, properly recycle items at home, educate family and friends.

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Get involved and support your local municipal recycling system, NGO waste initiatives and neighbourhood Waste Reclaimers.

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Support brands that package sustainably and who are committed to circular economy practices.

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