ABOUT OUR RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS


RECYCLING OF SOUTH AFRICAN PLASTIC PRODUCTS INTO PROMOTIONAL GIVE-AWAYS BY E’YAKO GREEN


E’Yako Green has taken the bold step of manufacturing promotional give-away products from recycled plastic. Raw materials are sourced and products manufactured in South Africa.

Most of our products are being manufactured from recycled polystyrene, some from recycled polypropylene.

POLYSTYRENE FACTS


Polystyrene is the number “6” plastic as represented in the symbol above.

Polystyrene is one of the most widely used kinds of plastic and plays a considerable role in our lives as consumers – it is found in our homes, our offices, local grocery stores and our favourite restaurants.

It comes in many shapes and forms (examples):

POLYSTYRENE AND THE ENVIRONMENT


Landfills in Cape Town and Durban (www.dwa.gov.za)

Very little of the waste discarded into our landfills (rubbish dumps) biodegrades. Discarded polystyrene takes hundreds of years to do so.

Expanded polystyrene ('the squashy white stuff') in particular can be a serious environmental nuisance. It blows in the wind, floats on water and pollutes the outdoor environment, particularly along shores and waterways. Polystyrene foam is also a major component of plastic debris in the ocean, where it becomes toxic to marine life.

  • Landfill disposal of waste should only be considered as a last resort.
     
  • It is economically and environmentally important that plastic products are diverted from landfills and polystyrene products recycled at the end of their life cycle.
     
  • An effective post-consumer collection system, combined with a viable end market makes it possible to use recyclables rather than raw material to make new products.

    Recyclables:
        - Use less energy
        - Reduce pollution
        - Save natural resources
        - Save scarce landfill space
        - Create extra income and jobs
        - Reduce littering
     
POLYSTYRENE CAN BE RECYCLED MANY TIMES.

THE RECYCLING PROCESS


These are some of the items that have been recycled to make our newly launched license disk holders, key rings and smiley paper clips :




We follow the story of the recycling of hangers to see the progress of a product becoming something else :







"BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE" (Ghandi)
Go Green * Live Green * Give Green

RECYCLE YOUR POLYSTYRENE


Find a recycling depot in your area :
www.polystyrenepackaging.co.za/dropoffsites.htm
globalcarbonexchange.co.za/waste-directory-categories/polystyrene.html
Hessian / PVC / Shweshwe Conference Bag with Top Handle


 
Shweshwe / PVC Sling Conference Bag


 
Various Hessian Bags Now Available in Coloured Hessian


 
Tablet Sling Bag