Recycling


Unique Timber Plastics (Pty) Ltd collects plastic waste and uses it to build beautiful, colorful, products that range from jungle gyms to deck loungers. The plastic is moulded into plastic timber planks and then put together to make a variety of different products that are waterproof, maintenance free, rot and insect resistant. Our "GREEN" products are environmentally-friendly and our plastic won't contaminate the soil or ground water. Help save our trees by recycling recyclable products!

Why recycle?


Recycling benefits both the environment and the economy

  • Recycling is more than just keeping our environment clean. It is also about turning waste into something useful; reducing litter and pollution and extending the life of our landfill sites.
  • Recycling conserves scarce and valuable natural resources.
  • Recycling saves energy and water.
  • Recycling supports job creation.

Plastic

  • Water and cold drink bottles.
  • Pill bottles.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Yoghurt containers.
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Plastic Straws
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Plastic Bottles
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Plastic items

How do i recycle?


Recycling in 4 easy steps

  • Place all your recyclable materials in a clear bag. Clean and dry materials, flattened cardboard and plastic bottles.

  • Place non-recyclable material in the municipal black bag.

  • Contact your local recycling centre. If your area does not yet offer a weekly collection of recycled materials; contact your local municipality to find out how to recycle in your area.

  • Contact www.mywaste.co.za for your closest drop off site.

Glass

  • Wine and beer bottles.
  • Spirits.
  • Food jars.
  • Other beverage bottles.
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Glass Bottles and jars
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Milk and Juice cartons

Glass

  • Juice cartons.
  • Long life milk cartons.

Cans

Steel: Cold drink, beer.
Aluminium: Energy drinks.
Food: Baked beans, dog food, coffee.
Aerosol: Deodorant, insecticides, hair-spray. Paint cans and oil cans.

Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Food and Cold drink Cans

Paper

  • Office papers and cardboard.
  • Magazines, newspapers, telephone books.
  • Junk mail (flyers etc.)
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Paper Cups and Books

Ever wondered?


In 2009 SA recycled 1530 trillion tons of packaging and paper waste
- a recycling rate of 44,5% of all paper and packaging consumed in that year.
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Plastic bags
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Reduce
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Old books
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Old wine bottles
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Old cans of food
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Reuse
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Crumpled paper
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Recover
Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Paper Cups

Ever wondered what this stands for?

  • PET
  • PE-HD
  • PVC
  • PE-LD
  • PP
  • PS
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Polyethyleneterephthalate

    PET

    Polyethyleneterephthalate
    • Cold Drink Bottles
    • Preserved Fruit
    • Washing Liquid
    • Mineral Water Bottles
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle High Density Polyethylene

    PE-HD

    High Density Polyethylene
    • Milk Bottles
    • Bags
    • Film
    • Juice Bottles
    • Shampoo Bottles
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Polyvinyl Chloride

    PVC

    Polyvinyl Chloride
    • Bottles
    • Clear Trays
      • Toiletries
      • Food
    • Cling Film
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Low Density Polythylene

    PE-LD

    Low Density Polythylene
    • Frozen Vegetable Bags
    • Bags
    • Milk Sachets
    • Soft Bottles
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Polypropylene

    PP

    Polypropylene
    • Bottle Tops and Closures
    • Yoghurt Cups
    • Margarine Tubs
    • Ice-cream Containers
  • Unique Timber Plastics Recycle Polystyrene

    PS

    Polystyrene
    • Yoghurt Cups
    • Clamshells
    • Seedling Trays
    • Food Trays
    • Cups
*With your support we will increase SA's recycling statistics

Cans, glass, paper, milk and juice cartons, as well as plastics, are 100% recyclable. Supporting RECYCLING : www.recycling.co.za

Who to call


Recycling supporters


  • Collect-A-Can
  • Petco
  • Plastics | Sa
  • Polystyrene
  • Prasa
  • Tetra Pak
  • The Glass Recycling Company