The local plastics industry once again demonstrated its commitment to cleaning up the environment and removing plastics litter from our rivers, streams, oceans and neighbourhoods when the annual Clean-up and Recycle SA Week took place from 16-21 September 2019 for the 23rd year in a row!
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Since 1996, when it started, it has grown to include the participation of all the packaging streams (i.e. paper, glass, metal and tetra packaging) as well as major plastic raw material suppliers, converters, brand owners and retailers, PRO’s (Product Responsibility Organisations), recycling bodies, conservationists and government. During this week, we all unite our actions around the common goal of removing as much litter as we possibly can from our environment. We also aim to teach South Africans how to dispose of their waste in a responsible way by highlighting the importance of recycling materials that can be used to create new products, generate employment and reduce our impact on the environment.
Plastics|SA supports the clean-ups through donating branded garbage disposal bags as well as offering advice and assistance organising clean-ups. For more information, kindly email Douw.Steyn@plasticssa.co.za or visit the Cleanupandrecycle website