Hlangane Recycling can recycle the following materials:
Recyclable paper includes newspapers, magazines and cardboard products. In 2009, 2.2 million tons of paper were consumed in South Africa – at a recovery rate of only 50%, we really do need your help to save the environment and raise paper recycling figures.
By recycling 1 ton of paper, we can save:
Due to it’s chemical composition, it takes up to 1000 years for plastic to degrade. Plastic can be lethal to wildlife if the animals consume or get entangled in the waste and more than 1 million seagulls die every year because of this. Furthermore, more than 100 000 marine mammals are also affected each year – by safely disposing of your plastic, you can save the lives of these animals.
By recycling 1 ton of plastic, we can save:
Even though glass takes up to a million years to degrade, only 25% of glass in South Africa is recycled. The beauty of glass is that it can be recycled indefinitely without losing quality.
Did you now: Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes?
By recycling 1 ton of glass, we can save:
Recycling one can, saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours and aluminium has no limit to the amount of times it can be recycled – begs the question: Why are we not recycling it?
By recycling 1 ton of aluminium, we can save:
With a recovery rate of 69%, steel is the most recycled material in the world. In South Africa, we use more than 2 billion cans each year.
By recycling 1 ton of steel, we can save:
For more information about how we can recycle your metal waste, please contact us
As you can see, the numbers speak for themselves – together with Hlangane Recycling, you can make a difference in creating jobs and saving the environment.