October 15, 2020

Bulk bag donations give collectors much needed year-end boost

Recycling SMMEs around South Africa recently received an early Christmas gift which will aid them in their hard work to rid the environment of plastic pollution. The gifts came in the form of 1,500 recycling bulk bags collectively worth R130,000 which was sponsored by Safripol. The distribution of the bags was overseen by PETCO, which is responsible for PET plastic bottle recycling in South Africa. The one tonne capacity bags will be used by collectors to store and transport their recyclables. “This valuable donation helps collectors to store their recyclables and build up their volumes, as recyclers do not buy small quantities at a time, explained PETCO collections and training project manager, Belinda Booker. The Safripol donation has made a huge difference, as it assists us to help collectors beyond our annual collection project support budget.”  Recipient Menzi Bhengu, of M & S Green Solutions in Pinetown, said: “We were desperate to find a way to store our recyclables and were delighted with the donation of 24 bags. PETCO and Safripol have made a huge difference to our operation.”

First Published by PETCO