Turning waste into value


The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) recently announced a pilot project that has found a viable end-market for contaminated, coloured and black polystyrene.

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) recently hosted a successful open day at the Plastics SA head office in Midrand, Gauteng. More than 100 guests representing various aspects of the local recycling and plastics industries, as well as product developers and the media, attended the event. This included a site visit to WastePlan’s new factory in Watloo, Pretoria, where they witnessed the recycling process first-hand.

According to Adri Spangenberg, PSPC’s director, the aim of the day was to showcase the various products made from recycled polystyrene, as well as the newinitiatives that have been developed in recent years to promote the recycling of this versatile product.

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