Contact us to sell your scrap plastic – We buy PP, HD or LD (number 2,4 and 5 on the Plastic Identification Code).
Green Planet Recycling (GPR) purchases and recycles plastic scrap, specifically rigid PP (Polypropylene), HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) and LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene). We have a capacity of approximately 1920 tons per annum and welcome granulation, extrusion and toll recycling.
A brief simplification of GPR's recycling business is: plastic is chopped up, washed, dried, densified, extruded and finally, pelletised and bagged. This plastic is then supplied to the plastic industry, for film blowing, injection- or roto-moulidng and ultimately converted into a wide variety of plastic products, from bags and sheeting to agricultural piping, buckets, bins and other containers.
We purchase much of our plastic from landfill (dump) sites, thereby providing a source of income for hundreds of "waste-pickers" in the local community. Our business model is quite specifically designed to create an environment investing in "human capital", widespread training and job creation, while understanding the importance of eco-conscious, yet economically viable, sustainability.
At the heart of GPR is the core ethic that every kilogram of plastic recycled is a kilogram kept out of landfill sites. Furthermore, our production process is continually evaluated and refined in order to minimise the inevitable carbon footprint associated with any manufacturing process. We also recognise water as a precious natural resource and wherever possible, all water used is harvested, filtered, recycled and re-used.
Green Planet Recycling cc has the vision to become a leader within the recycling industry in terms of its success as a model for environmentally responsible business sustainability and a minimum possible carbon footprint within its industry. As a new business, it is a registered member of the Plastic Federation of South Africa and is in the process of obtaining a license in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008.