There is a new life waiting for your waste material. We should never view recyclable material as rubbish. It is a valuable commodity – there is a future in waste. Trash for resale is a big player in a cleaner future for South Africa.

The value of waste is determined by a couple of factors. Unique products have varying values in different areas. Their value depends on the supply and demand of an economic region and climate.

We buy and sell recyclable waste in South Africa.

What Makes Our Recyclable Waste Services Different?

Remade Recycling is part of the Mpact Group. As part of the Mpact Group we must ensure consistent supply of recyclable paper materials like cardboard and paper to our mills. We strive to ensure the best prices for our customers based on the current market rate in the region and dependent on the grade and quality of waste supplied.

We supply the Mpact mills with paper, cardboard, and liquid packaging as a raw material input source material. We also supply other converters with other grades of recyclable materials. Therefore, you are guaranteed that your waste will form part of the circular economy being converted into new products.

4 Benefits of Recycling South Africa’s Waste

  1. Recycling assists in the preservation of our natural resources. When working together, South Africans can make a massive difference by recycling and reusing materials to keep them out of landfills.
  2. Recycling reduces the effects of climate change.
  3. We see it as an opportunity to make money and contribute towards a circular economy, which is more sustainable for the future of our planet.
  4. We can all play a part in reducing waste to landfill. Now, more than ever before, South Africans are recycling their waste. South Africans are playing a bigger role in helping save the planet.
What Can Be Recycled?


What is the Current Recycling Climate in South Africa?

South Africans are saving a fortune on paper. The annual paper recovery rate has increased exponentially – a whopping 2% each year since 2012, according to RecyclePaperZA – the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa. South Africans now recycle 73% of paper, 63% of bottles, and 44% of waste. Plastic bottles recycled tonnage has grown by 822% since 2005.

South Africans are aware of recycling and the importance of taking action towards making a difference. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. About 12% of all waste in South Africa is recycled every year, according to StatsSA.

Most of South Africa’s recyclable materials find their way to municipal landfills. From an environmental perspective, this is not encouraging. If we want a sustainable future for generations to come, change must happen in how we manage our waste.

Recycling Makes a Powerful Difference

We are seeing tangible benefits from recycling. The amount of good South Africans are doing through recycling is not always recognised. The impact of waste on the environment by recycling is massive.

South Africa is fast running out of landfill space. Each item recycled is one less item that goes to landfill. Recycling also assists in the reduction of greenhouse gases, which South Africans can be proud of. Recycling also addresses some issues related to communities such as poverty and unemployment. Informal waste collectors sell recyclable waste they’ve collected back to recycling companies like Remade Recycling. Recycling has helped job creation for more than 100,000 collectors.

As a leading collector of recyclables in South Africa, Mpact Recycling, part of the Mpact Group, collects and receives over 500,000 tonnes of recyclables per annum. This includes recovered paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans.

Mpact Recycling, collects paper and plastics from printers, publishers, and converters – known as pre-consumer sources – as well as post-consumer sources such as churches, schools, communities, small businesses, and other sources. These are better known as the Ronnie Recycler programs. The recovered papers is then sent to Mpact’s three paper mills where it is made into recycled-based carton board and containerboard. The plastics are sold onto convertors to be made into new packaging.

The Valuable Role Technology Plays in Recycling

Technology is playing a critical role in striving for a cleaner environment. Technology is increasing the amount and type of waste materials that can be recycled. A good example is PET bottles previously used in textiles, now used for food and beverage packaging; and liquid packaging cartons used for long-life milk, juice, and wine.

Specialist recycling plants for liquid packaging products are making a difference, increasing many income-generating opportunities for traders and entrepreneurs. More and more South Africans are investing in technology to improve the situation. Recycling activities are increasingly being boosted by public-private partnerships. The result is creating sustainable solutions to reduce a negative impact on the environment.

What is the Goal of Recycling?

Why do we recycle? Recycling reduces pollution, creating a cleaner and greener environment. Recycling reduces raw materials ending up in our already overflowing landfills. It ensures that the waste products end up in the recycling waste stream and ultimately in the manufacturing cycle to be processed into new products.

Recycling reduces pollution and litter, helping to create a greener and cleaner society.

Our Greatest Achievement is Making a Positive Change

At Remade, we are all about encouraging positive changes so that we can collectively create a better world. Let us deliver a customisable solution to help your business. We will buy your recyclables, and in this way, you can make a positive impact in South Africa. No business is too large or too small for us to tackle. We assist with waste management solutions in most industry sectors.

Our aim is to do everything with the best interest of our clients in mind, working hand-in-glove with you. We can find the best solutions most suitable for your unique business. Contact us today to get a recycling service that is affordable and effective!


Sources: recyclinginternational; dailymaverick;

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- Johan BreetHealth and Safety Manager (RTT)

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I would definitely recommend Remade to all other companies! Looking forward to just grow on this partnership.

- Louis HellbergHSE Manager (MA Automotive Tool and Die)

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