Plastic products most likely being recycled in South Africa

The plastics products most popular for recycling in South Africa are listed in the following table. There are different trends in different areas of the country. For example, PP is very popular in KwaZulu Natal and very little PP products will go to landfill. This is not the case in the Eastern Cape and very little dirty, contaminated PP is recycled in the Eastern Cape.

Thermosets (as opposed to thermoplastics) will generally not be found, unless at very low levels. This is why they are not included in the table.