Once upon a time, not too long ago Platteland started planning a good-news story on a completely different pandemic: South Africa’s enormous plastics pollution problem. That’s why we were elated at the news of the launch of the SA’s Plastics Pact at the end of January this year. Through this unique collaborative initiative, government, […]
We are a proud to announce that we are a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to shape a sustainable future. Plastic waste pollution has captured the world (and the public’s attention) at last and the search for solutions has started. We are proud to be part of a commitment to the vision […]
Research shows that eight million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year and with a business as usual scenario, according to research done by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by weight. The statistics are overwhelming but initiatives like the newly launched and […]
There is no getting around the fact that plastics are useful, but how useful are they after consumers throw them into the trash? And how well is the country whose ‘national flower’ was once a plastic bag doing compared with the rest of the world? Plastics are durable, and are widely used in infrastructure as […]
CAPE multi-material recycler MyPlas has gained ISO standard accreditation, making it the second South African plastics recycler to achieve the international standard qualiﬁ cation. MyPlas received its certiﬁcate on 3 January, conﬁrming that it operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the recycling of postconsumer, post-industrial and factory […]
Well known plastics brand Addis, won a Gold award in the category for “Post consumer recycled content” at the 2017 Best Recycled Plastic Awards at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. They impressed the judges with the quality of the watering can having used Mypolen HD supplied by Myplas. For more information download PDF here
SA Plastics and Rubber magazine visited the Myplas state-of-the-art plastic recycling plant in Cape Town to investigate our newly installed lab and to hear more about Mypolen. They were impressed by our world class plastic recycling facilities and the exceptional quality of our upcycled polymers. View the article here.
Kulula in-flight magazine Kuluma, visited the Myplas plastic recycling plant in Bellville to learn more about how plastic is being recycled in South Africa. Justin Nurse from “Laugh It Off” spent the day learning about the different types of plastic, the processes involved in recycling the different plastics and how the public can contribute to […]