Recycling Event in Polokwane

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Central Branch


Calling Limpopo Members, collectors, waste generators, reyclers, potential SMME's

Kindly and generously hosted by Mr Fanus Beytell of Anti-Waste, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa's (IWMSA) Central Branch invites you to an educational and informative recycling event tailor made just for you. 

Purpose of this event:

Educating and informing you about the profitability of recycling.

Waste is part of our everyday lives, everything we buy and do generates waste. Why throw your waste away? It can actually be useful It can be re-used or recycled.

Current legislation emphasises waste avoidance, minimisation, reuse and recycling, consequently entrepreneurs in the waste collection industry play a critical role in the implementation of legislation.

Industry leaders from waste streams will be attending to present and discuss the following important matters.

Programme for the day:

09:00 - 09:30 Registration and arrival teas/coffee

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome and Introduction, Mr. Kobus de Meyer, IWMSA Central Branch Chairperson

09:40 - 09:50 Introduction to speakers, Ms. Belinda Booker

09:50 - 10:15 Ursula Henneberry, Operations Director, Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA):

  • Which papers are recyclable / which are not.
  • Paper recycling best practice.
  • How to maximize your earnings.
  • Liquid carton recycling.
  • Update on 2016 Paper Recycling Statistics.
  • Tips on how to start a recycling collection business.

10:15 - 10:40 Mr. Tshepo Malesela, Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Limpopo (LEDET):

  • Polokwane Update.

10:40 - 11:10 Tea Break

11:10 - 11:35 Innocent Godo, National Business Development Officer, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC):

  • The glass recycling process from a collectors/entrepreneur point of view.
  • How to identify which glass products can be recycled.
  • Which glass products are not recyclable and why.
  • How to identify buyers of glass in your area.
  • Handling glass: best practice.
  • How to maximize your earnings.
  • Tips on how to include glass in your recycling collection business.

11:35 - 12:00 Delanie Bezuidenhout (CEO: The Metal Packaging Association of South Africa : METPAC-SA):

  • Metal Matters.
  • The collection and recycling of metal (steel and aluminium).
  • How to identify steel products.
  • How to identify aluminium products.
  • The business case for recycling metals.
  • How to maximize your earnings.
  • Tips on how to include metals in your recycling collection business.

12:00 - 12:25 Belinda Booker, Collections and Training Manager, PETCO:

  • How PET fits into the Plastics Recycling Value Chain.
  • How to identify PET.
  • How PETCO can help you.
  • How to maximize your earnings.
  • Tips on how to include PET in your recycling collection business.

12:25 - 12:50 Jacques Lightfoot, Sustainability Manager, PLASTICS|SA:

  • The Plastics Recycling Value Chain.
  • Polyco, Vinyls and Polystyrenene.
  • How to identify recyclable plastic products.
  • Which plastics are not recyclable and why.
  • Plastics recycling best practice.
  • How to maximize your earnings.
  • Tips on how to include plastics in your recycling collection business.

12:50 - 13:30 Lunch and Networking

13:30 - 15:40 Site visit to Anti-Waste. Fanus Beytell will provide an overview of the operational side of managing and starting a Buy Back Centre.


IWMSA Members: R 100.00 (Excl. VAT)

IWMSA Non-Members: R 200.00 (Excl. VAT)

Please book by 15 June 2017, and make full payment by 19 June 2017.

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