RecyclePaperZA shares the ‘golden rules’ for paper recycling. The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (RecyclePaperZA) calls on all South Africans – from schoolchildren to pensioners – to do their bit by recycling paper products at school, home and work for drop-off at local recycling depots or gathering by collectors who earn a living by […]
The day after Christmas, generally referred to as Boxing Day, was historically reserved for clearing out unused or unwanted items. These items were given out to the less fortunate in boxes. It is also a day when you will see cardboard boxes and wrapping paper piled high among the household refuse.
How the poor earn money from rubbish. Nokwanda Sotyantya sits among heaps of garbage and patiently sorts through it, separating cardboard, plastic, glass, paper and metal, piece by piece. The recycled piles of trash are then weighed and sold to packaging manufacturers in South Africa that reuse the materials to create new products. Sotyantya belongs […]