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Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2023

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 29 November 2023

Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2021

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 29 April 2021

Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2019

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 15 July 2019

Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2017

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 08 November 2017

Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2015

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 25 November 2015

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Report Coverage

This report on the recycling of waste and scrap in South Africa includes information on various types of scrap and recyclers, waste generated, state of landfills, recycling initiatives, extended producer responsibility and the growing issue of e-waste. It includes 33 company profiles such as notable players EnviroServ, Mpact, Oricol and Reclamation Group, plastic recyclers such as Atlantic Plastic Recyclers and Extrupet, and metals recyclers and scrap yards such as Power Metal Recyclers, Scaw and SA Metal.

Introduction

• South Africa’s waste management industry is among the most efficient on the continent.
• The country generates large amounts of waste, of which only 10% is recycled or recovered for other uses and 90% landfilled or dumped illegally.
• Industry experts have warned that the country is on the verge of a waste crisis.
• More than 80% of municipal landfill sites do not meet the minimum requirements.
• The biggest drivers of waste include population growth, urbanisation, lack of compliance and general behaviour towards managing waste effectively.
• South Africa has a large informal waste sector, with waste pickers saving municipalities millions of rands in landfill costs.
• The industry includes waste pickers, buy-back centres and waste collectors who supply recyclers that reprocess materials.

Trends

• Extended producer responsibility is gaining traction.
• Municipalities are slow to adopt alternative waste treatment technologies.
• The proportion of recycled content used in new products is increasing.

Opportunities

• Growing e-waste will result in demand for more e-waste recyclers and an opportunity for job creation.
• The lack of landfill space provides opportunities for new recycling initiatives

Challenges

• Increase in energy, transport, and labour costs.
• Not enough awareness is being created to divert waste from landfills.
• The public generally views recyclable products as waste and lacks a recycling culture.
• The recycling industry is not subsidised by government.

Outlook

• South Africa’s growing population is leading to increased waste generation and pressure on waste management facilities which are already in short supply.
• Industry experts say municipalities need to adopt alternative waste management methods instead of landfilling.
• The implementation of the extended producer responsibility scheme has resulted in positive outcomes.
• While the percentage of plastic waste being recycled is still low, the trend toward recycling and consumer interest in buying goods made partly from recycled materials is growing.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 7
2.3. Size of the Industry 8
3. LOCAL 9
3.1. State of the Industry 9
3.2. Key Trends 16
3.3. Key Issues 16
3.4. Notable Players 16
3.5. Trade 18
3.6. Corporate Actions 19
3.7. Regulations 19
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 20
4. AFRICA 22
5. INTERNATIONAL 24
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 26
6.1. Loadshedding 26
6.2. Economic Environment 26
6.3. Input Costs 27
6.4. Labour 27
6.5. Environmental Issues 29
6.6. Technology, R&D, Innovation 30
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 30
7.1. Competition 30
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 31
7.3. Barriers to Entry 32
8. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 32
9. OUTLOOK 33
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
11. REFERENCES 34
11.1. Publications 34
11.2. Websites 34
APPENDIX 1 36
Summary of Notable Players 36
COMPANY PROFILES 43
African Shades Trading (Pty) Ltd 43
Amalgamated Metals Recycling (Pty) Ltd 45
Atlantic Plastic Recycling CC 47
Averda South Africa (Pty) Ltd 49
Ben Jacobs Iron and Steel (Pty) Ltd 52
Bravorox 6 CC 54
Collect-A-Can (Pty) Ltd 55
CRONIMET (RSA) (Pty) Ltd 57
Desco Electronic Recyclers CC 59
Eco-Smart Box CC (The) 61
EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd 63
Extrupet (Pty) Ltd 67
Fine Scrap Metals (Pty) Ltd 69
Gauteng Metal Recyclers (Pty) Ltd 72
Green Office (Pty) Ltd 74
Inter-Waste (Pty) Ltd 76
Main Street 1310 (Pty) Ltd 79
Mpact Ltd 81
NAMSA Group Trust 87
Nieuwco Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd 89
Oricol Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd 91
Power Metal Recyclers (Pty) Ltd 93
Reclamation Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 95
S A Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd 98
SA Metal Group (Pty) Ltd 100
Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd 103
Skipwaste (Pty) Ltd 106
South City Trading (Pty) Ltd 108
Star Recycling Company (Pty) Ltd 109
Universal Recycling Company (Pty) Ltd 111
Vortex Recycling Company (Pty) Ltd 114
Waste Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 115
Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd 118

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.

Introduction

This report focuses on the recycling of waste and scrap in South Africa, where 90% of the approximately 108 million tons of waste that is generated annually, is still going to the country’s landfills. South Africa’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 were gazetted for a range of packaging materials, including glass, metal, paper, and plastic packaging, which places responsibility on manufacturers for their products and packaging to the end of their life cycle. This means they are responsible for collecting, sorting, refurbishing, recycling and/or disposing their products and packaging in a sustainable manner.

Strengths

• Recycling is environmentally friendly.
• Recycling rates in some sectors are high.
• The industry is represented by strong associations.

Weaknesses

• South Africa does not have the e-waste infrastructure to deal with the pace of growth.
• The global market offers higher prices for scrap.
• The public generally views recyclable products as waste and there is not enough awareness being created.
• The recycling industry is not subsidised by government.

Opportunities

• Growth of e-waste will result in demand for more e-waste recyclers and an opportunity for job creation.
• The implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility and the new Waste Management Act is expected to lead to growth in the recycling sector.
• The lack of landfill space provides opportunities for new recycling initiatives.

Threats

• Fluctuating markets for recyclables.
• Increase in energy, transport, and labour costs.

Outlook

With South Africa only recycling 10% of its waste, and landfills expected to be full in a few years, the country needs to drastically change how it manages its waste. While new waste legislation does not place any obligation on consumers to recycle, intensive consumer awareness campaigns are required to drive behaviour change, which will also help industries to enforce the principles of a circular economy. According to The Glass Recycling Company, “the implementation of the extended producer responsibility scheme will play a central role in an impactful and sustainable societal shift towards recycling in South African society”.

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Table of Contents

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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

Introduction

This report focuses on the recycling of waste and scrap in South Africa. About 98 million tons of waste is deposited across the country’s 826 landfill sites and in 2017 only 38.6% was recycled. The Green Cape Waste Management 2018 Market Intelligence report shows that the waste economy contributed approximately R24.3bn to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016 but a further R11.5bn per year could be unlocked by 2023 by diverting up to 20 million tons of waste from landfill. More recent figures have not been released.

Strengths

• Recycling is environmentally friendly.
• Recycling rates in some sectors are high.
• The industry is represented by strong associations.

Weaknesses

• In general, South African companies do not have the most advanced technology available.
• Lack of technology to process e-waste on a large scale.
• Lax implementation and policing of the Second-Hand Goods Act results in substantial copper theft.
• Metal recycling is dependent on the success of the manufacturing and construction sector.
• South Africa exports up to 50% of the scrap that it recovers.
• The global market offers higher prices for scrap.
• The public generally still views recyclable products as waste and there is not enough awareness being created.
• The recycling industry is not subsidised by the government.

Opportunities

• Growth of e-waste will result in demand for more e-waste recyclers and an opportunity for job creation.
• The implementation of the new Waste Management Act is expected to lead to growth in the recycling sector.
• The lack of landfill space provides opportunities for new recycling initiatives.

Threats

• Fluctuating markets for recyclables.
• Increase in energy, transport and labour costs.

Outlook

Most South Africans still do not recognise recyclables as valuable resources or that they should be removed from the solid waste stream before reaching landfill. While the packaging industry continues to call for an effective separation-at-source infrastructure to be implemented at municipal level, Plastics SA is also urging government to ring-fence the plastic bag levy to develop better recycling facilities and incentivise sustainable consumer behaviour. Plastics SA executive director, Anton Hanekom, said: “We need government to urgently fix South Africa’s inadequate waste management facilities and improve infrastructure for collection and recycling. This can create thousands of new jobs while safeguarding the 100,000 formal and informal jobs the plastics industry currently provides.”

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Regulations 12
4.1.2. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 19
5.1. Government Initiatives 19
5.2. Public and Private Sector Initiatives 20
5.3. Economic Environment 20
5.4. Rising Operating Costs 21
5.5. Lack of Consumer Awareness 21
5.6. Labour 22
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.8. Environmental Concerns 25
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 29
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 29
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 32
Summary of Notable Players 32
COMPANY PROFILES 37
AMALGAMATED METALS RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 37
ATLANTIC PLASTIC RECYCLING CC 39
BEN JACOBS IRON AND STEEL (PTY) LTD 41
BRAVOROX 6 CC 43
COLLECT-A-CAN (PTY) LTD 44
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 46
CRONIMET (RSA) (PTY) LTD 48
DESCO ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS CC 50
ECO-SMART BOX (THE) CC 52
ECONAMIC (PTY) LTD 53
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 55
EXTRUPET (PTY) LTD 59
FINE SCRAP METALS (PTY) LTD 61
GAUTENG METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 64
GREEN OFFICE (PTY) LTD 66
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 69
MPACT LTD 72
NAMSA GROUP TRUST 78
NIEUWCO MPUMALANGA (PTY) LTD 80
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 82
POWER METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 84
RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
S A WASTE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 89
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 91
SASOLBURG SCRAP METAL (PTY) LTD 94
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
SOUTHCITY E-WASTE RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 99
STAR RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 101
TRANSPACO RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 103
UNIVERSAL RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 105
VORTEX RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 108
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 110

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The report on the Recycling of Waste and Scrap examines the size of the industry, latest developments and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report also profiles 32 industry players, including Extrupet, the largest and most advanced recycler of PET bottle materials in Africa, and CRONIMET which every year recycles 13,000 tons of nickel alloy scrap metal and stainless steel scrap.

Introduction

According to a World Bank report, South Africa produces 54,425 tons of waste every day, which is the 15th-highest rate in the world. Only 3% of South Africa’s urban population regularly recycles while about 90% of the waste that South Africa produces annually is disposed in landfills. South Africa’s waste economy is estimated to be worth R15bn and findings in the Green Cape Waste Management 2017 Market Intelligence Report show that an additional R17bn worth of resources could be unlocked if 100% of the identified 13 waste streams could be recycled. Although there has been an improvement in waste management procedures and technologies, stakeholders believe that the country needs to start viewing waste as a resource with economic potential.

Strengths

• Recycling is environmentally friendly.
• Recycling rates in some sectors are already high.
• The industry is represented by strong associations and has strong government support.

Weaknesses

• In general South African companies do not have the most advanced technology available.
• Lack of technology to process e-waste on a large scale.
• Lax implementation and policing of the Second Hand Goods Act results in substantial copper theft.
• Metal recycling is dependent on the success of the manufacturing and construction sector.
• South Africa exports up to 50% of the scrap that it recovers.
• The global market offers higher prices for scrap.
• The South Africa recycling industry is not subsidised by the government.
• The South African public generally still views recyclable products as waste and there is not enough awareness being created.

Opportunities

• Growth of e-waste will result in demand for more e-waste recyclers and an opportunity for job creation.
• The implementation of the new Waste Management Act is expected to lead to growth in the recycling sector.
• The lack of landfill space provides opportunities for new recycling initiatives.

Threats

• Fluctuating markets for recyclables.
• Increase in energy, transport and labour costs.

Outlook

With established players in the packaging industry calling for an effective separation-at-source infrastructure to be implemented at municipal level and the country’s decreasing landfill space, South Africa’s recycling industry is expected to experience growth in the next few years. According to Delanie Bezuidenhout, CEO of MetPac-SA, although numerous recycling initiatives and incentives are being implemented in some communities, it is vital that a recycling culture is established throughout the country. She commented, “Once consumers truly understand the need and value of recycling and the importance of reusing metal packaging, they will stop citing factors such as drop off points or storage space as barriers to recycling.”

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
4.1. Local 13
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 18
4.1.2. Regulations 19
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 24
4.3. International 25
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 27
5.1. Government Initiatives 27
5.2. Public and Private Sector Initiatives 27
5.3. Economic Environment 28
5.4. Rising Input Costs 29
5.5. Lack of Consumer Awareness 29
5.6. Copper Theft 30
5.7. Labour 31
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 32
5.9. Environmental Concerns 34
6. COMPETITION 36
6.1. Barriers to Entry 36
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 37
8. OUTLOOK 38
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
10. REFERENCES 39
10.1. Publications 39
10.2. Websites 40
COMPANY PROFILES 41
AMALGAMATED METALS RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 41
ATLANTIC PLASTIC RECYCLING CC 43
BEN JACOBS IRON AND STEEL (PTY) LTD 45
BRAVOROX 6 CC 47
COLLECT-A-CAN (PTY) LTD 48
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 50
CRONIMET (RSA) (PTY) LTD 52
DESCO ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS CC 54
ECO-SMART BOX (THE) CC 56
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 57
EXTRUPET (PTY) LTD 61
FINE SCRAP METALS (PTY) LTD 63
GAUTENG METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 66
GREEN OFFICE (PTY) LTD 67
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 69
MPACT LTD 72
NAMSA GROUP TRUST 77
NEOPAK RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 78
NIEUWCO MPUMALANGA (PTY) LTD 80
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 82
POWER METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 84
RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
S A WASTE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 89
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 91
SASOLBURG SCRAP METAL (PTY) LTD 94
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
SOUTHCITY E-WASTE RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 100
STAR RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 102
TRANSPACO RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 104
UNIVERSAL RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 106
VORTEX RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 109
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 111

Report Coverage

The report on the Recycling of Waste and Scrap examines the recycling rates of the different waste streams, the latest developments in the industry and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report also profiles 28 industry players, including Universal Recycling Company which has ten different divisions and in its e-waste division, processes approximately 1,800 tons of electronic scrap per annum, and The New Reclamation Group (Pty) Ltd, which employs more than 2,300 people and has 70 collecting and processing facilities located across Southern Africa.

Introduction

This report focuses on the recycling of metal waste and scrap as well non-metal waste but excludes the recycling of paper, which is covered under sic code 3231, the Manufacture of Pulp, Paper and Paperboard. South Africa produces approximately 540 million tons of waste annually with about 90% of this waste disposed in landfills, instead of being recycled. The Department of Science and Technology reported in the National Waste Roadmap 2013 that the local waste sector is worth approximately R15bn, which is 0.51% of South Africa’s GDP. Compared to other countries, South Africa lags in its waste management techniques and faces a number of challenges including the growing volumes of waste generated due to population growth, the complexity of waste streams generated and inadequate infrastructure to support recycling. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) firmly believes, “There is a need for continued coordination and sharing of resources amongst the three spheres of government as well as industry and civil society in order to make momentous changes in the waste management sector.”

Strengths

• Recycling is environmentally friendly.
• Recycling rates in some sectors are already high.
• The industry is represented by strong associations and has strong government support.

Weaknesses

• Lax implementation and policing of the Second Hand Goods Act results in substantial copper theft.
• Many organisations do not dispose of e-waste correctly because of a lack of knowledge.
• Metal recycling is dependent on the success of the manufacturing and construction sector.
• South Africa exports up to 50% of the scrap that it recovers.
• South Africa is 30 years behind in its waste management techniques.
• South African public generally still view recyclable products as waste and there is not enough awareness being created.
• The South Africa recycling industry is not subsidised by the government.
• There is currently no legislation that directly deals with electronic waste management.

Opportunities

• Growth of e-waste will result in demand for more e-waste recyclers and an opportunity for job creation.
• The implementation of the new Waste Management Act is expected to lead to growth in the recycling sector.
• The use of unrecyclable plastic waste for energy through the Energy from Waste process.

Threats

• Fluctuating markets for recyclables.
• Increase in energy, transport and labour costs.
• Increasing illegal trade in non-ferrous metals.

Outlook

According to Waste Campaign Manager at groundWorkSA, Musa Chamane, “Not enough awareness about recycling is created in South Africa.” This, despite the country having committed itself to the Polokwane Declaration in 2001, to say that by 2022 there will be a 75% diversion of recyclable materials from landfills. Despite rising electricity, fuel and labour costs, which are expected to increase operational costs and put pressure on the profitability of all recycling companies, the recycling industry is optimistic about growth especially in the e-waste sector. However, this is dependent on creating more awareness and education about e-waste legislation, the hazards of e-waste and the correct way of disposing of it.

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Recycling of Waste and Scrap in South Africa 2015

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Industry Landscape

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 14
4.1. Local 14
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 17
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Government Intervention 24
5.2. Labour 25
5.3. Economic Environment 27
5.4. Rising Input Costs 28
5.5. Copper Theft 28
5.6. Environmental Concerns 28
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 29
6. COMPETITION 31
6.1. Barriers to Entry 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 35
10.1. Publications 35
10.2. Websites 35
COMPANY PROFILES 36
AMALGAMATED METALS RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 36
Atlantic Plastic Recycling CC 38
Ben Jacobs Iron and Steel (Pty) Ltd 40
Collect-A-Can (Pty) Ltd 42
Consolidated Waste (Pty) Ltd 45
Cronimet (RSA) (Pty) Ltd 47
Desco Electronic Recyclers CC 49
EnviroServ Waste Management Ltd 51
Extrupet (Pty) Ltd 56
Fine Scrap Metals (Pty) Ltd 58
Green Office (Pty) Ltd 60
Inter-Waste (Pty) Ltd 62
Metalco Recycling (Pty) Ltd 65
Mpact Ltd 67
Nampak Ltd 73
NAMSA Group Trust 77
New Reclamation Group (Pty) Ltd (The) 79
Nieuwco Mpumalanga (Pty) Ltd 81
Oricol Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd 83
Power Metal Recyclers (Pty) Ltd 85
SA Metal Group (Pty) Ltd 87
SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd 90
Sasolburg Scrap Metal (Pty) Ltd 92
SouthCity E-Waste Recyclers (Pty) Ltd 94
Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd 96
Transpaco Recycling (Pty) Ltd 100
Universal Recycling Company (Pty) Ltd 102
Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd 105