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
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.