Useful Links & Websites for Sustainable Living

Industry bodies and Organisations to contact with regards to recycling in South Africa
* Promoting the composting of Food waste/Organics:
* Promoting the recycling of Glass:
* Promoting the recycling of PET (no.1)plastic:
* Promoting the recycling of Polystyrene:
* Promoting the recycling of Polyoefin Plastics (LDPE, HDPE, PP):
* Information on Plastics and how to recycle it:
* Information on Paper recycling:
* Information on Tin Cans Recycling and Collections:
* Information on Tetrapak recycling:
* Institute of Waste Management of South Africa:
* E-Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA) (National):

Other Organisations:
* Electronic (E-Waste) Recycling:
* Green Building Council of South Africa:
* GreenCape (relevant to the Western Cape):
* WWF South Africa:
* Greenoffice (for cartridge recycling and printing solutions):
* OASIS: Using Recycling to improve lives of individuals with mental disabilities:
* Reclite : for recycling of all lamp products, including LED and CFL lightbulbs -
* WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa):

Industry bodies and Organisations to contact with regards to recycling in Namibia:
Recycle Namibia Forum: Contact Anita Witt – RNF Coordinator , Tel : 081 122 6063 / 238919, Fax to Email : 088 652 6263, Website:

(See our section on Recycling Collectors for a listing of companies that can collect your recycling in your area.)

Useful Eco-friendly Websites and Directories
* Eco Atlas
* Enviropaedia
* Green Africa Directory
* GreenWorks
* Green Guerillas
* Heritage, the Environmental Management Company
* Harmonious Living
* Life in Balance
* Liveeco
* The Green Times ((
* Urban Sprout

Composting and Biodegradable products
* Purchase biodegradable products from Green Home
* Purchase Bokashi & other Composting products from Earth ProBiotic
* Composting Consulting advice and services, based in Cape Town, from ZTL Organics:

Other Conscious Products and Services
- EcoExhibit at the
- EcoHeat - environmentally-conscious heaters
- Premier Pallets - they will purchase second hand plastic pallets from your company
- Spaas - Flat-packed high design office furniture, made locally from FSC-certified wood.

ReUse of Goods
Don’t throw away, sell your stuff online and promote the reuse of goods:
* WISP - find buyers in the Wetern Cape for your unwanted resources and materials:
* visit Locanto
* Gumtree

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