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Recycling Fact Sheet

Recycling by the numbers 
 

- 1.17-million tons of paper recovered for recycling in 2013. * 

- Mpact Recycling collected 457 000 tons of  paper for recycling in 2013. 
- 62% of  paper that can be recycled was actually collected. *
- Paper can be recycled up to seven times before the fibres degrade. *
- Recycling paper saves  landfill space equivalent 1403 Olympic-size swimming pools. *
- Recycling increases earnings of waste collectors, usually their only source ofincome.
- Mpact buys waste paper from over 100 independent dealers across  SA.
- Mpact has empowered  over 40 entrepreneurial companies to do collections.
Source: Paper Recycling Association of SA
Home Recycling Guide
Yes to recycling 
Not for recycling 
* Any form of paper  * Polystyrene or paper cups and plates 
* Old memos/letters * Yoghurt cartons
* Cereal boxes (flattened) * Sweet / chip wrappers
* Photocopying paper * Blueprint paper
* Newspapers * Organic material (food and vegetables)
* Magazines * Cigarette ends
* Old telephone directories & books * Carbon paper
* School books * Tissues and paper towels
* Junk mail * Any bags with a foiled lining e.g. dog food bags
* Catalogues * Post-it notes
* Envelopes * Wax paper or waxed cartons
Who to call about paper recycling  
National: 0800 022 112 Gauteng: 
Website: www.mpactrecycling.co.za * Tulisa Park: 011 538 8600 
E-mail: info@mpact.co.za  * Midrand: 011 315 8450 
  * Pretoria West: 012 380 0920 
* Richards Bay: 035 751 1722  * Springs: 011 360 4460 
* Durban: 031 274 6600   
* Parow, Western Cape: 021 931 5106