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Recycling of Waste and Scrap
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
08 November 2017
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Recycling of Waste and Scrap


Currently South Africa’s waste economy is estimated to be worth R15bn. Every day 54,425 tons of waste is produced but only 3% of South Africa’s urban population regularly recycles and 90% of the waste that is produced is disposed in landfill sites. The Polokwane Declaration commits the South African Government to reducing the amount of waste to landfill and to sending 'Zero waste to landfill' by the year 2022.


A Well Represented Sector


The South African recycling industry is not subsidised by the government but non-profit organisation, the National Recycling Forum (NRF), was created to promote the recovery and recycling of recyclable materials. The domestic packaging industry established a Recovery Action Group (RAG) comprising a number of different associations while the scrap metal sector is represented by the Metal Recyclers Association (MRA). Its 150 members are responsible for 80% of the country’s metal recycling. Active in the e-waste recycling sector is eWASA, the e-Waste Association of South Africa, which reports that e-waste is the weakest performing sector with only 12% of the 322,000 tons of e-waste produced being recycled.


A Resource with Economic Potential


Although South Africa is beginning to experience a progression in waste management and is starting to explore innovative technologies to deal with waste, stakeholders believe that the country needs to view waste as a resource with economic potential. According to findings in the Green Cape Waste Management 2017 Market Intelligence Report, an additional R17bn worth of resources could be unlocked if 100% of the 13 waste streams were recycled.


Report Coverage


The report on the Recycling of Waste and Scrap examines the size of the industry, latest developments and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report also profiles 32 industry players, including Extrupet, the largest and most advanced recycler of PET bottle materials in Africa, and CRONIMET which every year recycles 13,000 tons of nickel alloy scrap metal and stainless steel scrap.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 13
4.1. Local 13
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 18
4.1.2. Regulations 19
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 24
4.3. International 25
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 27
5.1. Government Initiatives 27
5.2. Public and Private Sector Initiatives 27
5.3. Economic Environment 28
5.4. Rising Input Costs 29
5.5. Lack of Consumer Awareness 29
5.6. Copper Theft 30
5.7. Labour 31
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 32
5.9. Environmental Concerns 34
6. COMPETITION 36
6.1. Barriers to Entry 36
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 37
8. OUTLOOK 38
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 38
10. REFERENCES 39
10.1. Publications 39
10.2. Websites 40
COMPANY PROFILES 41
AMALGAMATED METALS RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 41
ATLANTIC PLASTIC RECYCLING CC 43
BEN JACOBS IRON AND STEEL (PTY) LTD 45
BRAVOROX 6 CC 47
COLLECT-A-CAN (PTY) LTD 48
CONSOLIDATED WASTE (PTY) LTD 50
CRONIMET (RSA) (PTY) LTD 52
DESCO ELECTRONIC RECYCLERS CC 54
ECO-SMART BOX (THE) CC 56
ENVIROSERV WASTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 57
EXTRUPET (PTY) LTD 61
FINE SCRAP METALS (PTY) LTD 63
GAUTENG METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 66
GREEN OFFICE (PTY) LTD 67
INTER-WASTE (PTY) LTD 69
MPACT LTD 72
NAMSA GROUP TRUST 77
NEOPAK RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 78
NIEUWCO MPUMALANGA (PTY) LTD 80
ORICOL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 82
POWER METAL RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 84
RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
S A WASTE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 89
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 91
SASOLBURG SCRAP METAL (PTY) LTD 94
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
SOUTHCITY E-WASTE RECYCLERS (PTY) LTD 100
STAR RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 102
TRANSPACO RECYCLING (PTY) LTD 104
UNIVERSAL RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 106
VORTEX RECYCLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 109
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 111