Johannesburg, April 30, 2021 – A collector pulling a trolley load of cardboard; a bakkie driving on a side road full of bags of white paper; a bin truck with a net over the top showing loose material making its way to a recycling site. You’ve probably seen these things before but have not actually taken notice of where they are going to or what they mean to you in the bigger scheme of things.

Johannesburg, April 22, 2021 – A paper tower rolls at a snail’s pace in the emergency lane of a busy street. You have seen these waste collectors before. They trudge along roads, footpaths and fields; tugging a bag or makeshift trolley behind them - their eyes focused on every piece of waste in their way.

Issued by: Fibre Circle

Johannesburg, March 16, 2021 – One of the planet’s most pressing problems is the incorrect disposal of waste. About 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated annually, according to the World Bank, with conservative estimates being that at least 33% of that isn’t managed in an environmentally safe manner.

The theme of this year’s Global Recycling Day on 18 March is #RecyclingHeroes. It recognises the people, places and activities that showcase how the Seventh Resource and recycling contribute to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future for all.