This South African Company is Hitting Our Sustainability Targets One Bottle At A Time!
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Plastic bottles don’t belong in our environment. They belong back where they started. On the supermarket shelves.


Johannesburg, South Africa (16 March 2023) – Or should we say ‘bottle-to-bottle’ at a time? The exciting news is that Safripol has just launched its first rPET product ASPIRE®, containing post-consumer resin.

Safripol is a leading polymer producer and marketer, serving markets in South Africa, Africa and beyond. They have grown to become the second largest polymer producer in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Together with our partners and clients, our products touch the lives of people across almost every industry, from medical equipment and food packaging to industrial piping and energy products, to carpets and children’s toys, and so much more. We lead the charge to ‘plastic responsibly’. We are committed to the pursuit of a working circular economy, safeguarding our natural resources, and creating a sustainable future for all.”

The new launch is another step towards attaining a true local plastic industry circular economy. And it’s a step that will leave a much smaller carbon footprint.

The new product will have an impact across the entire plastic waste recycling value chain. It will become more obvious to consumers that plastic waste has a real value, encouraging greater efforts to recycle. Waste reclaimers will get more plastic waste, buy-back centres will collect and process more plastic, and manufacturers will create more products using recycled material.

“It will help our customers as well. We are offering them a ‘one bag’ solution. Each bag contains 15% or 25% post-consumer rPET. The South African Waste Act currently requires 12.5%.”

Plastic bottles don’t belong in our environment. They belong back where they started. On the supermarket shelves.

Sources: Safripol | rPET ASPIRE® bottle 
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