Our partners

PETCO’s Partners: They may be diverse but they all share one ambitious vision.

Think of PETCO as the catalyst behind a series of events in which each event is the result of the one preceding and the cause of the one following. A chain reaction that has already and still will spread far and wide. The idea is simple: create an organised and committed network of resin producers, packaging designers, converters, brand owners, retailers, consumers, educators, collectors, recyclers and give them access to a host of PET recycling resources and financing, providing them with the spark they need to make a better life for themselves and their families, employees and suppliers, who will in turn have the means to help people close to them, and so on with a multiplier effect.

PETCO acknowledges our partners who share an ambitious vision to shape waste management practices in South Africa:

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Our Government Partners

We work with many levels of Government to assure them of the PET Industry’s continued support of the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility, and to actively improve the way that waste is managed, reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill, boosting the Green Economy and sustaining green growth.

National Government

National Government

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  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Department of Trade and Industry
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Education
Provincial Government

Provincial Government

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  • Eastern Cape: Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs
  • Free State: Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
  • Gauteng: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Gauteng: Department of Economic Development
  • KwaZulu Natal: Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development
  • Limpopo: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
  • Mpumalanga: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
  • North West: Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism
  • Northern Cape: Department of Environmental Affairs and Nature Conservation
  • Western Cape: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

How Government supports the recycling of PET:

Our Industry Partners – Voting Members

A key component of the PETCO model is a voluntary EPR fee (paid to PETCO on a rand per tonne basis, by converters who manufacture bottles from PET resin, bottlers who fill PET bottles, and PET importers) as well as grants from brand owners, resin producers and retailers. This model presents the lowest risk to all stakeholders, negates EPR funding becoming a drain on the national fiscus, and is the most cost-efficient solution for society. PETCO uses the revenue it collects to support recyclers, particularly during adverse economic cycles.

Voting Membership and associated shareholding is reserved for the companies who pay these EPR fees and grants. Percentage of shareholding in PETCO is allocated according to annual continuous membership contributions and is calculated every year.

Thanks, and credit for funding PET recycling in South Africa, must go to the organisations who pay the PET recycling fee on every tonne of raw material that they purchase as well as the brand owners and raw material producers who support recycling with grants-in-aid.

Grants

Brand Owner:

  • Coca-Cola Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • PepsiCo

Resin Producer:

  • Safripol, a division of KAP Diversified Industrial (Pty) Ltd.

Retailer:

  • Pick n Pay
  • Woolworths
EPR fees

Converters:

  • Alpla Trading SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Berry Astrapak
  • Berry Astrapak Thermopac
  • Bizee Corporation t/a ATA Agencies
  • Bowler Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • Little Green Beverages (Pty) Ltd t/a The Beverage Company
  • Mpact Plastic Containers
  • Mpact Versapak
  • Nampak Liquid Packaging (Pty) Ltd
  • New Age Plastics cc
  • Nioro Plastics cc
  • Polyoak Packaging Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Purpleline Plastics (Pty) Ltd
  • RCL Foods
  • Serioplast South Africa Ltd
  • Split Line Manufacturers cc
  • Tsitsikamma Crystal Spring Water (Pty) Ltd
  • Twizza (Azores Manufacturers)
  • T3 Plastic Packaging
  • Volume Injection Products (VIP)

Bottlers:

  • Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA)
  • Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (Pty) Ltd
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Our Industry Partners – Associate Members

Our Associate Membership programme involves a diverse group of individuals and companies. It enables anyone from a not-for-profit organisation to a school, from a collector to a manufacturer, to become a member of PETCO. The common thread is a strong belief in supporting recycling.

Please note that you do not need to be an Associate Member in order to be eligible for training opportunities and sponsorship of equipment. For more information on this, please email info@petco.co.za.


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PETCO acknowledges our partners who share an ambitious vision to shape waste management practices in South Africa.

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