n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - 2013 Plastics SA recycling figures encouraging

Volume 22, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



According to Plastics SA figures, 280 000 tons of plastics (20% of all plastics manufactured in South Africa) were diverted from landfill, and recycled during 2013. This equates to a 2.7% increase from the previous year's figures. Of this, 220 400 tons were plastic packaging (30.1% of all plastic packaging) resulting in a year-on-year increase of 8.9%.

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