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The Phepha Recycling team has been in operation since 1984
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PLASTIC

 

 

PET(E)

PolyEthylene Terephthalate

HDPE(PE-HD)

High-Density PolyEthylene
 
PET | Plastic: the most readily recyclable material at this time. It includes 1- and 2- liter clear soft drink bottles, as well as some bottles containing liquor, liquid cleaners, detergents and antacids.
HDPE | Plastic: currently recyclable in some areas. This class includes milk, juice, and water jugs, base cups for some plastic soda bottles, as well as bottles for laundry detergent, fabric softener, lotion, motor oil, and antifreeze.
 
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PVC(V)

PolyVinyl Chloride

LDPE(PE-LD)

Low-Density PolyEthylene
 
PVC | Plastic: Also referred to simply as “vinyl” - includes bottles for cooking oil, salad dressing, floor polish, mouthwash, and liquor, as well as “blister packs” used for batteries and other hardware and toys.
LDPE | Plastic: product list includes grocery bags, bread bags, trash bags, and a variety of other film products. LDPE is currently being recycled by some of the major retail chains.
 
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LLDPE(PE-LLD

Linear Low-Density PolyEthylene

Polypropylene(PP)

Polypropylene
 
LLDPE | Plastic: used for plastic bags and sheets (where it allows using lower thickness than comparable LDPE), plastic wrap, stretch wrap, pouches, toys, covers, lids, pipes, buckets and containers, covering of cables, geomembranes and mainly flexible tubing.
Polyprop | Plastic: product range includes a wide variety of packaging such as yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, and margarine tubs. Also cereal box liners, rope and strapping, combs, and battery cases.
 
 
 

Polystyrene(PS)

Polystyrene

Other

ABSO

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
 
Polystyrene | Plastic: products such as Styrofoam coffee cups, food trays, and “clamshell” packaging, as well as some yogurt tubs, clear carry-out containers, and plastic cutlery. Some recycling of polystyrene is taking place, but is limited by it low weight-to-volume ration and its value as a commodity.
Other | Plastic: polycarbonate (PC), polyamide (PA), styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylic plastics / polyacrylonitrile (PAN), bioplastics and mixed. Technology exists to make plastic ‘lumber' form these mixed resins but not widely available.
ABS | Plastic: monitor/TV cases, coffee makers, cell phones, most computer plastic.
 
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PAPER

 
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C PAP (PCB

K4

PAP

PAP

 
K4 | Paper: cardboard boxes - any cardboard boxes free from soil, oil & wax etc.

K4 | Paper: cardboard.

FN | Paper: newspaper / flat news.

HL1,HL2 | Paper: white office paper - HL1, pastel coloured paper - HL2.

CMW | Paper: small off-cuts & envelopes / common mixed waste.

ABS | Plastic: monitor/TV cases, coffee makers, cell phones, most computer plastic.
 
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GLASS

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GLS

GLS

GLS

 
GLS | Glass: we currently exchange all glass as mixed glass and only bottle grade for recycling.
GLS | Glass: clear - we currently only exchange bottle grade glass for recycling.
GLS | Glass: green - we currently exchange all glass as mixed glass and only bottle grade for recycle.
 
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