The Reproplast Collective Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme was established by the packaging producers of the Newmantle Group – in their united, unwavering commitment and drive to lead a truly circular economy for post-consumer rigid polyolefin packaging by converting it into a high-value commodity.
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We use plastic in every aspect of our daily lives. With the right technology, discarded plastics can be transformed into a high-value commodity to be used over and over again, saving precious resources.
Our purpose is to create a sustainable world through positive social, environmental and economic upliftment, now and for generations to come.
The Environmental Impact
The core principle is to identify and add value to polyolefin waste streams through consumer education – that value must flow back up the supply chain to individual collectors to support and sustain thousands of people who in turn support this circular economy.
The Economic Impact
In parallel, our producers and their customers develop high-value products that create demand for Reproplast’s high-quality polymers.
The Social Impact
We do this by initiating, co-ordinating or partnering with local waste collection networks that tie into our world-class recycling.
Rigid HDPE is commonly used in milk containers and personal care items including pharmaceutical containers.
Rigid LDPE is used for personal care items, food containers and some pharmaceutical packaging applications.
Rigid polypropylene is used to make yogurt, margarine and ice cream containers, deli food containers, and paint buckets.
AS A CONSUMER,
YOU HAVE A CHOICE.
With appropriate recycling technology, mono-material polyolefin packaging can be the gold standard of circularity. Think rigid plastic containers with a lid.
Our producers are working with brand owners to encourage them to use our Scheme logo on-pack to communicate circular economy compliance and to help you make sustainable purchasing decisions.
WHY POLYOLEFINS ARE BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
You want to make the right choices so you make decisions based on what you read and research. Plastics gets a lot of bad press, when in fact they have less impact on our environment compared to other materials commonly used in packaging.
FOUNDED BY THE PRODUCERS OF THE NEWMANTLE GROUP
The Reproplast Collective EPR Scheme was founded by the Newmantle Group of companies. The Group started as a range of family businesses that have developed into a group of entrepreneurial enterprises which operate individually, but in concert to achieve their unique purpose. While the objectives of the individual enterprises may differ, our culture and values are closely aligned. Newmantle's business philosophies are evident in each enterprise and these form the foundation of everything we do.
To conserve natural resources in order to maintain a social, environmental and economic balance.
Our EPR Scheme went live on the 5th of November 2021. The Scheme includes participants throughout the entire value chain and aims to drive a self-sustaining circular economy.
Celebrate continuous improvement with a focus on new methods, advancements and originality.
Our Scheme recycler, Reproplast (Pty) Ltd (established in 1995), and founded by our producers, has invested in world-leading technology to recycle and add value to rigid polyolefin waste streams. The technology aims to serve the needs of all Scheme producers to meet their sustainability targets.
Develop longstanding partnerships with integrity and maintain a positive reputation with key stakeholders to produce or develop lasting solutions.
The producers and the Scheme rely heavily on partners in the value chain to play their part in bringing the Circular economy to life - from finance partners, polymer producers, brand owners and retailers, to logistics partners and waste aggregators.
Continuously explore the capacity for humans to improve themselves through studying, training, and practice, to reach the limit of their ability to develop aptitudes and skills.
The Reproplast EPR Scheme invests in human potential. Our waste collection models rely heavily on up-skilling, educating and empowering people. We aim to touch thousands of lives, impacting families and communities, while benefiting the environment.