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Recycling of Waste and Scrap
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
29 April 2021
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Recycling of Waste and Scrap


South Africa generates 108 million tons of waste annually, 90% of which still goes to the country’s landfills. The country’s slow progress in recycling is evidenced by the Polokwane Declaration on Waste Management’s target of reaching zero waste to landfill by 2022 being revised to a target of 50% of waste to landfill by 2025. To drastically change South Africa’s wasteful habits and encourage a circular economy, where materials are re-used, government gazetted the National Waste Management Strategy 2020. Regulations for a mandatory extended producer responsibility scheme place responsibility on manufacturers for their products and packaging to the end of their life cycle.


Landfills at Capacity


South Africa’s landfill sites are expected to be full in a few years. Gauteng, which accounts for 45% of the country’s municipal waste, has not been granted new permits for landfills in two decades. Waste management problems are aggravated by increasing populations in cities. The high rates of informal housing mean there are fewer ratepayers to finance waste management services, and communities in major urban centres frequently protest for improved waste and sewage disposal systems. New rules aimed at drastically reducing the amount of waste that enters landfill sites require manufacturers to include an increasing amount of recycled material in their products and take responsibility for where their products end up.


Metal


South Africa is one of the world leaders in metal packaging recycling, with over 75% of all metal packaging recovered. Food tins, tin foil packaging and aluminium beverage cans are among the most common metal items sent for recycling. The majority of recycled metals are sold locally.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the recycling of waste and scrap in South Africa and includes information on the state of the sector, including metals, plastic, glass and e-waste, government strategy and interventions, scrap exports and environmental concerns. There are profiles of 32 companies including EnviroServ, Mpact, Inter-Waste and Scaw.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 7
2.2. Geographic Position 9
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 22
4.1.2. Regulations 22
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 27
4.2. Continental 28
4.3. International 29
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 31
5.1. Coronavirus 31
5.2. Economic Environment 33
5.3. Rising Input Costs 33
5.4. Labour 34
5.5. Government Initiatives 35
5.6. Public and Private Sector Initiatives 36
5.7. Environmental Concerns 37
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 38
6. COMPETITION 39
6.1. Barriers to Entry 40
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 41
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 41
10. REFERENCES 42
10.1. Publications 42
10.2. Websites 42
APPENDIX 1 44
Summary of Notable players 44
COMPANY PROFILES 48
AFRICAN SHADES TRADING (PTY) LTD 48
AMALGAMATED METALS RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 50
ATLANTIC PLASTIC RECYCLING CC 52
BEN JACOBS IRON AND STEEL (PTY) LTD 54
BRAVOROX 6 CC 56
COLLECT-A-CAN (PTY) LTD 57
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 59
CRONIMET (RSA) (PTY) LTD 61
DESCO ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS CC 63
ECO-SMART BOX (THE) CC 65
ECONAMIC (PTY) LTD 66
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 68
EXTRUPET (PTY) LTD 72
FINE SCRAP METALS (PTY) LTD 74
GAUTENG METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 77
GREEN OFFICE (PTY) LTD 78
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 80
MPACT LTD 83
NAMSA GROUP TRUST 89
NIEUWCO MPUMALANGA (PTY) LTD 91
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 93
POWER METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 95
RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 97
S A WASTE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 100
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 102
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 105
SOUTHCITY E-WASTE RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 108
STAR RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 110
TRANSPACO RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 112
UNIVERSAL RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 114
VORTEX RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 117
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 119