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 email@example.com or visit www.recyclepaper.co.za to find out how you can make a difference.
This article first appeared on 702 : How you can make a difference (and money) during Recycle Week