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High hopes for PET recycling in South Africa – despite lost capacity

In 2019, no less than 62% of all plastic bottles produced in South Africa were collected for recycling – 2%…

New Tomra hub takes recycling in southern Africa to a higher level

Sorting technology specialist Tomra has opened a new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to ‘strengthen its commitment’ to customers in southern…

South Africa invests in tyre tech from Down Under

Australian tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies has signed an agreement worth up to AU$ 50 million with Volco Power Ltd…

Africa’s e-scrap story: A new narrative

It’s time to park any mass media-inspired preconceptions for a few moments and to embark on a journey that reveals…

Separation at home boosts South Africa’s paper recycling rate

South Africa recovered almost 1.3 million tonnes of recyclable paper products, putting its paper recovery rate at 71.7%, according to…

Latest recycling stats for South Africa

South Africa’s waste management industry is currently worth around ZAR 25 billion (EUR 1.4 billion), new market data suggests. The…

African markets seek higher quality used clothing

In recent months, we have seen a slight easing of values of original unsorted used clothing, although some might say…

Salvaging ‘lost phones’ from Africa’s waste graveyard

Around 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop….

Costa Rica firm makes cement from Africa’s plastic waste

South Africa uses more than 1.5 million tonnes of plastics each year but just over 20% of this is recycled….

Platinum group metals innovation from South Africa saves a lot more energy

Platinum group metals represent an attractive market for recyclers in various parts of the world. A new player stepping onto…

Plastic bottle recycling record for South Africa

The South African plastics industry recycled a record 2.15 billion polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles in 2017, according to industry…

Share your shear stories and win a GoPro!

It’s safe to say that scrap shears are the pillars of the recycling industry. But which configurations are the future? Take part in our tech survey and get a shot at winning a cool GoPro camera!

Thousands of scrap shears are driving recycling businesses all over the world. When it comes to different types, an operator may opt for maximum tonnage or flexibility, such as a mobile set-up. An integrated baling system is also gaining popularity. Ultimately, there is no wrong or right shear; it comes down to how you’re going to use it.

Our survey is meant to map the wants and needs of today’s dynamic recycling industry. Voice your opinion here and, who knows, you may be able to capture your recycling facility in action in HD.

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