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Recycling

We are the largest paper recycler in South Africa.

The recycling division has sixteen sites across the country collecting approximately 623,000 tonnes per annum of recylable material. Recylable material sources include pre- and post-consumer material sourced from a multitude of paper pickup programmes including commercial, kerbside, schools, churches, communities, housing complexes, offices and an extensive network of agents and dealers.

Approximately 70% of the paper recovered is used in the production of our cartonboard and containerboard, while the remaining portion is sold to external customers, the largest of which is Mondi Shanduka Newsprint. This considerably decreases our reliance on virgin fibre. The input of recovered paper also has a positive impact in terms of climate change, replacing virgin material thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to the production of virgin fibre, and the landfilling or incineration of this recycled paper is prevented. Moreover, the recovery and recycling of paper in South Africa ensures local beneficiation of raw materials and the creation of jobs.