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WastePlan Buy-Back a valuable source of income

The buy-back of recyclable material is providing a valuable source of income to some of the poorest people in our economy. This practice is not only putting food on the table for thousands of families in South Africa but also contributes a great deal towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment. We at WastePlan believe that buy-back of recyclable material has the potential to contribute significantly towards solving some of the Socio-economic challenges facing South Africa. These include, but is not limited to, job creation, alleviation of poverty, economic growth, pollution and climate change

Over the past 5 years WastePlan has invested significant resources in expanding its buy-back operations at our MRF’s (Material Recovery Facilities) in Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape. At these facilities we buy a wide range of recyclable products ranging from paper, metal, glass and the many grades of plastics found in domestic, commercial and industrial waste streams. We have also partnered with organisations such as POLYCO to take buy-back into the townships with the PACKA-CHING initiative. What we have learned is that by providing the correct infrastructure in the right location, buy-back can divert significant amounts of waste from landfill and therefore creating a cleaner environment and increased economic activity at the same time.

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