How you can make a difference (and money) during Recycle Week

Businesses, individuals and households can contribute towards ensuring that we make recycling profitable while growing the 'green economy'.

As Recycle Week starts on Monday, South Africans have been reminded of the benefits of recycling papers, plastics and tins.

702's John Robbie spoke to executive director of Paper Manufacturers Association of SA (PAMSA), Jane Molony, regarding the issue.

Currently, progress is being made with 66% of the country's recoverable paper being recycled. However, only 5% of businesses and households recycle their waste.

Listen to the interview below:

Waste is incredibly valuable and I think everybody needs to take responsibility for it... It's like white gold.

Jane Molony, PAMSA executive director

If you drive through Pofadder and some of the Northern Cape towns where we've done training, you will not see a single drop of litter because they know that it's valuable.

Jane Molony, PAMSA executive director

Send an email to info@pamsa.co.za or visit www.recyclepaper.co.za to find out how you can make a difference.

Read More
Ncwane's band manager remembers him for his passion and leadership

Ncwane's band manager remembers him for his passion and leadership

South Africans were shocked to learn of the sudden death of the 37-year-old musician yesterday.

Expert claims reversing payments to creditors threatens debt review process

Expert claims reversing payments to creditors threatens debt review process

Consumers who are under debt review and reverse payments to creditors will affect how payment distribution agents operate.

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

Barry Bateman spoke to Stephen Grootes to unpack the meaning behind the stories that dominated the headlines in 2016.

Zuma claims he is only person who has right to appoint commission of inquiry

Zuma claims he is only person who has right to appoint commission of inquiry

Law expert Phephalaphi Dube says Constitution doesn't give Zuma unbridled power regarding state capture report inquiry.

Prasa racks up R14 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure

Prasa racks up R14 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure

Prasa said former CEO, Lucky Montana, must account for the R24 billion being probed over contracts under his watch.

What does the updated Integrated Resource Plan mean for SA's future in energy?

What does the updated Integrated Resource Plan mean for SA's future in energy?

Dr O'Connor caustioned against SA going nuclear and highlighted the reducing cost of renewable energy in recent years.