Recycling

Unique Timber Plastics (Pty) Ltd collects plastic waste and uses it to build beautiful, colourful, products that range from jungle gyms to deck loungers. The plastic is moulded into plastic timber planks and then put together to make a variety of different products that are waterproof, maintenance free, rot and insect resistant. Our "GREEN" products are environmentally-friendly and our plastic won't contaminate the soil or groundwater. Help save our trees by recycling recyclable products!

Why recycle?


Recycling benefits both the environment and the economy

  • Recycling is more than just keeping our environment clean. It is also about turning waste into something useful; reducing litter and pollution and extending the life of our landfill sites.
  • Recycling conserves scarce and valuable natural resources.
  • Recycling saves energy and water.
  • Recycling supports job creation.

 

PLASTIC

  • Water and cold drink bottles.
  • Pill bottles.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Yoghurt containers.

How do i recycle?


Recycling in 4 easy steps

  • Place all your recyclable materials in a clear bag. Clean and dry materials, flattened cardboard and plastic bottles.

  • Place non-recyclable material in the municipal black bag.

  • Contact your local recycling centre. If your area does not yet offer a weekly collection of recycled materials; contact your local municipality to find out how to recycle in your area.

  • Contact www.mywaste.co.za for your closest drop off site.

 

GLASS

  • Wine and beer bottles.
  • Spirits.
  • Food jars.
  • Other beverage bottles.

 

GLASS

  • Juice cartons.
  • Long life milk cartons.

CANS

Steel: Cold drink, beer.
Aluminium: Energy drinks.
Food: Baked beans, dog food, coffee.
Aerosol: Deodorant, insecticides, hair-spray. Paint cans and oil cans.

PAPER

  • Office papers and cardboard.
  • Magazines, newspapers, telephone books.
  • Junk mail (flyers etc.)

EVER WONDERED?


In 2009 SA recycled 1530 trillion tons of packaging and paper waste 
- a recycling rate of 44,5% of all paper and packaging consumed in that year.

Ever wondered what this stands for?

  • PET

    Polyethyleneterephthalate
    • Cold Drink Bottles
    • Preserved Fruit
    • Washing Liquid
    • Mineral Water Bottles
  • PE-HD

    High Density Polyethylene
    • Milk Bottles
    • Bags
    • Film
    • Juice Bottles
    • Shampoo Bottles
  • PVC

    Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Bottles
    • Clear Trays
      • Toiletries
      • Food
    • Cling Film
  • PE-LD

    Low Density Polythylene
    • Frozen Vegetable Bags
    • Bags
    • Milk Sachets
    • Soft Bottles
  • PP

    Polypropylene
    • Bottle Tops and Closures
    • Yoghurt Cups
    • Margarine Tubs
    • Ice-cream Containers
  • PS

    Polystyrene
    • Yoghurt Cups
    • Clamshells
    • Seedling Trays
    • Food Trays
    • Cups
*With your support we will increase SA's recycling statistics

Cans, glass, paper, milk and juice cartons, as well as plastics, are 100% recyclable. Supporting RECYCLING : www.recycling.co.za

WHO TO CALL


RECYCLING SUPPORTERS