The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) and MyPlas have become the latest signatories of Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) – an international stewardship program designed to keep plastic pellets, flakes and powders out of the marine environment.
SAPRO currently represents 42 of South Africa’s leading plastic recyclers, including MyPlas, one of the largest post-consumer recyclers of polypropylene in South Africa and the only HDPE, LDPE and PP recycler in South Africa to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Recyclers form a vital part of the plastics circular economy and ensuring their buy-in is crucial to the success of this global initiative. We therefore applaud SAPRO and MyPlas for taking this bold step.
According to Douw Steyn, most of the plastics associations in South Africa have now signed the OCS pledge and thereby joined the ranks of 77 other plastics associations around the world who are part of the Global Plastics Alliance.
General Manager Phil Sereme says that they will continue their efforts to keep the environmental footprint of plastics as small as possible by encouraging recycling, reducing the amount of plastics that end up in landfill and avoiding accidental spillage in the environment by implementing the detailed OCS toolkit for improved worksite set-ups and practices.
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