Recyclable Material
Home » Recyclable Material

Recyclable Materials

Hlangane Recycling can recycle the following materials:

Paper Paper
paper
Plastics Plastics
plastic
Glass Glass
glassrecycle
Metal Metal
metalrecycle
E-Waste E-Waste
e-waste
Paper

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:

Trees
13
Oil
39
Landfill
24
Electricity
38
Pollution Saving
73
Plastic

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:

Oil
45
Landfill
56
Electricity
38
For more information about how we can recycle your plastic waste, please contact us

Glass

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:

Oil
9
Landfill
21
Electricity
10
Pollution Saving
20
For more information about how we can recycle your glass waste, please contact us

Metals: Aluminium

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:

Oil
62
Landfill
71
Electricity
95
Pollution Saving
95
Metals: Steel

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:

Oil
21
Landfill
51
Electricity
38
Iron Ore
33
Coal
16
Limestone
7

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.