WISP Case Study: Circularity in the Plastic Crates Industry
Jul 7, 2020
waste sector desk
The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP), delivered by GreenCape, develops mutually profitable links between companies from all industrial sectors, so that under-utilised resources such as energy and water, and/or materials from one company can be recovered, reprocessed and re-used by others.
WISP facilitated a mutually beneficial relation between Quality Crate Manufacturers, a dynamic injection moulding company that produces crate for dairy and bread bakery industries, and West Coast Plastics, a small scale recycler of HDPE and PP plastics, returning waste plastics into usable recycled pellets for the manufacturing industry.
As a result, this led to an initial purchase of 18 tonnes of injection grade recycled HDPE plastic pellets. West Coast Plastics sold the pellets to Quality Crate Plastics at a total price of R180 000, generating additional revenue of R350 000 to West Coast Plastics, from the sale of recycled plastic pellets.
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