Issued by: Fibre Circle

Johannesburg, March 16, 2021 – One of the planet’s most pressing problems is the incorrect disposal of waste. About 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated annually, according to the World Bank, with conservative estimates being that at least 33% of that isn’t managed in an environmentally safe manner.

The theme of this year’s Global Recycling Day on 18 March is #RecyclingHeroes. It recognises the people, places and activities that showcase how the Seventh Resource and recycling contribute to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future for all.