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Organisation helps recycling initiative

New Germany eco-warrior Thozeka Ntlukwane-Letuka thanked Polyco for its donation and said it will play a huge role in minimising the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites.

THE founder of a recycling and buy-back centre situated next to the Durban Solid Waste (DSW) Clermont Garden Refuse and Transfer Station in Freese Road is grateful that their Zero Waste objectives are being noticed.

Thozeka Ntlukwane-Letuka said this after Polyco decided to fund her environmental company, Big Start. Polyco sponsored the centre with bulk branded bags, a branded trailer, two fire extinguishers and a medical kit, among other things.

The eco warrior, who is very passionate about keeping the environment clean, said this donation will play a big role in successfully cleaning up the environment.

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“I opened this centre, which has been my dream for many years, to teach people that waste can be recycled, so not everything lands up in the landfill sites which are already piled up. The nice part is that people also earn an income by collecting. With the rate of unemployment so high, it helps people makes ends meet,” she said.

Ntlukwane-Letuka appealed to all households to bring their waste for recycling.

“We can all work together to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill sites.”

Polyco is a registered responsible organisation in terms of the Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations and operates with the purpose of promoting the collection, recycling and beneficiation of identified plastic packaging in South Africa with the aim to end plastic waste in the environment, through investment in necessary infrastructure, innovation and education.

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