WASTE ACT 2008 (ACT NO. 59 OF 2008)

POLYCO is in the process of drafting an Industry Waste Management Plan for the Polyolefin plastic packaging sector in response to the Department of Environmental Affairs Section 28 Call for Industry Waste Management Plans.

Please complete this POLYCO Stakeholder Registration Form to inform us of your intention to have your organisation be subscribed to our Industry Waste Management Plan. Once we have received your information as per this form, we will send you the detailed contract for completion.


It has been legislated in the National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management, 11th August 2016 that all producers or importers of primary or secondary packaging materials, now have to register with the DEA before the 11th September 2016.

If you are a producer and/or primary or secondary importer of polyolefin packaging goods, you will be obliged to register with the DEA before 11th September 2016. You will also need to belong to an Industry Waste Management Plan (IWMP) or submit your own IWMP to the DEA.

Click here to for more information on what polyolefins are.

Click here to read FAQ on what qualifies you to join POLYCOs IWMP

Read below on how to join POLYCO’s IWMP

POLYCO is currently is in the process of drafting an Industry Waste Management Plan for the Polyolefin Plastic Packaging sector in response to the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Section 28 Call for Industry Waste Management Plans.

A key definition in the Section 28 Notice is that of “Producer” which refers to:

  • Any person or category of persons engaged in the commercial manufacture, conversion,     refurbishment or import of new and /or used paper and packaging     materials;
  • Importers of goods wrapped in primary or secondary packaging material, and includes everything that is imported in packaging.

If you are not yet a member of POLYCO and do not have your own IWMP, please read the Section 28 notice below, then decide whether you would like to subscribe to the POLYCO IWMP.

We value the support of all Stakeholders and your subscription to our plan will demonstrate to Government that we have an efficient and effective operating model, in order to address the management of polyolefin packaging waste in South Africa.

In the meantime, it would assist us greatly if you could complete the POLYCO Stakeholder form if you wish to subscribe to our Plan.

Please click here to read the National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management 11th August 2016

Please click here for the Section 28 Notice, issued on 12 August 2016

Please click here for the DEA Registration form, issued on 12 August 2016

Please contact George Blackwood on +27 21 531 0647 or email should you require assistance in Membership/Stakeholder applications. Alternatively click here to fill in an membership/stakeholder application form

The polymer producers, SAFRIPOL and SASOL will invoice you. Imports will need to be declared and the levy paid on a monthly basis and must be paid within agreed terms.

The recycling fee is also applicable to all polyolefins imported into South Africa where the manufactured products are used in packaging and end up in the waste stream. Converters will be asked by POLYCO to complete a monthly import declaration form.

What is client confidential information will be kept so within POLYCO under operational segregation of duties and a set of confidentiality agreements. The POLYCO Board does not see individual converter information, but will only see consolidated figures for the total Company.

Yes, Tri-partite agreements and Converter consent forms are required to be signed.

POLYCO’s funding support programme is focused on supporting the entire recycling industry value chain, namely the polyolefin Recyclers and Collectors.

The key categories of project support include:

  1. Strategic Growth and Development projects
  2. Supply Chain Efficiency projects
  3. Visible Consumer/End Use Development projects
  4. Quality Testing

The current EPR levy is R110 per ton.

POLYCO recommends that you do. There is a cost to sustainable practices, to ultimately prevent the discarded packaging from going to landfill site. It needs to be collected, separated and recycled – and this costs money.

Are you a :
 Brand Owner/ Retailer Converter Non Packaging Converter

Polymers Types * :

Where do you source your polymer?
 Sasol Safripol Plastomark Imports

Have you registered as a Producer with DEA?
 YES, my organisation has registered with DEA as Producer NO, my organisation has not yet registered with DEA as a Producer, but we do INTEND to NO

Ensure you are kept informed by POLYCO of pertinent information with regards to the development of the Polyolefin Packaging Industry Waste Management Plan.

Acknowledgement :
By completing and signing this POLYCO Stakeholder Registration form, I am signalling my organisation’s intent to be subscribed to the POLYCO Industry Waste Management Plan for the Polyolefin Plastics Packaging Sector.




Please send filled out forms to : George Blackwood | | Fax: +27 86 686 0621 (Coastal Region)
or Francois Marais | | Fax: +27 86 686 0621 (Inland Region)