The recycling industry
The recyclable materials industry incorporates a range of activities involving the purchasing, collection, processing and trading of various industrial and post consumer recyclable materials, often referred to as “scrap”.
We are South Africa’s leading producer of recycled ferrous and non ferrous metal products, with a strong presence in recycling paper, cardboard and plastics. The global recyclable materials industry produces approximately 600 million tonnes of input materials annually. We estimate that the South African recyclable materials industry produces approximately 6.5 million tonnes of recyclable input materials each year.
Recyclable raw materials are sorted according to product type and grade, and then reduced and densified to a variety of recycled products used as input materials in the manufacturing processes of customers. Most of our customers are local and international manufacturers of products from steel, stainless steel, cast iron, copper, lead, zinc, aluminium, tin, plastic and paper.