Plastics|SA has been mandated to ensure a vibrant and sustainable plastics industry in South Africa. The plastics sector is uniquely placed to meet the needs of a sustainable society and to deliver solutions to many challenges such as climate change, water scarcity, resource usage and energy recovery.

Sustainability is one of the six core functions of Plastics|SA, providing strategic leadership to the industry on sustainability issues.




South Africa like all countries, is experiencing a waste explosion driven by increasing industrialisation, increasing numbers of disposable products and a growth in product packaging, both manufactured and imported; and burying all this waste is not only becoming increasingly difficult and costly, but is also a lost opportunity.

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waste management

Clean-up and Recycle

To find out more about our ongoing Cleanup and Recycle activities please visit

Berg2Beach Project 2014


Marine LitterMarine Debris partners   www.Let’

Plastics|SA is signatory of the Global Declaration for solutions to Marine Litter.  Find out more.