Plastic is one of the easiest materials on the planet to recycle. And in terms of our environment, it’s also one of the most important. Wingspan Plastics, the Western Cape’s second-largest plastic recycling company, processes 7,200 tonnes of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic scrap a year to make recycled pellets for the film and injection moulding industry.
Wingspan collects all these different plastics, sorts them, cleans them thoroughly in the washing lines which are specially configured for the respective material streams, and then processes them to make high-quality black (from post-consumer scrap), smokey (from clean-sorted material) and clear (from very clean industrial scrap) recycled PE pellets.
Discarded milk or fabric softener bottles, ice cream tubs, plastic bags, and even cling wrap can all be recycled and converted into something useful like a garbage bag, a comb, a rope, a car bumper, or even a kid’s toy. Recycling is becoming an important part of modern-day life and we are excited about playing a pivotal role in a greener future.
Creating a better tomorrow
Creating greener businesses