Background

Planet Waste Paper was established in 2003. It is a family owned business which was started by father and son. Planet Waste Paper has now grown to a large enterprise employing over 40 employees.
With the strong family values being the foundation of the business a client is not just a number but part of the family.
Planet Waste Paper handles in excess of 500 tons of recyclable waste per month which is sold to paper mills.

Mission

  • At Planet Waste Paper our mission is to provide waste management services to our customers whilst protecting the environment.

  • To promote recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community.

  • To encourage a supportive and safe environment at Planet Waste Paper for all our employees.


It takes a moment to acknowledge not only the environment but also economic benefits that can come from recycling.

Here are few recycling benefits:

  • By making recycling the norm, society would move from a linear, “take, make, waste,” economy to a circular one that keeps valuable resources out of landfills.

  • Every metric ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees and uses 40 percent less energy, and 50 percent less water. If all household paper/cardboard were recycled 750 000 cubic metres of landfill space would be saved a year, saving local authorities R60-million a year in collection and landfill costs. The energy saved from paper recycling in a year is sufficient to provide electricity to 512 homes for a year.

  • Recycling has evolved from an environmentally-conscious activity into a business sector that provides jobs for thousands and generates billions for the economy every year.

  • South Africa has an overall paper recycling rate of 62 percent, which John Hunt, managing director of Mpact Recycling, described as quite high by global standards.