SATAS accreditation for Performance Colour Systems
22 FEB / MARCH 2019
First raw material supplier in SA certiﬁed to produce products from recycled and post-consumer waste polymer PERFORMANCE Colour Systems (PCS) has been the masterbatch industry leader in Africa for over 35 years. Their dedication to progress and excellence has once again been highlighted by their recent SATAS Certiﬁcation, making them the ﬁrst raw material supplier in the country certiﬁed to produce products from recycled and post-consumer waste polymer. SATAS or South African Technical Auditing Services, is the certiﬁcation body that has been entrusted by the country’s major retailers with the responsibility to ensure that all retail bags marked with either a recycled polymer content or post-consumer waste content do in fact meet the speciﬁcations being claimed. “We at PCS are cognisant of our responsibility to lower our environmental impact and promote recycling. This coupled with our constant drive to make our customers experience with us as effortless as possible made the SATAS certiﬁcation essential for our business,” said Jared Khoury, national commercial manager for PCS. “PCS having SATAS certiﬁcation means that not only will our customers have peace of mind that we are doing things the right way, but they will also not have to have us audited to achieve their own certiﬁcation,” said Johan Helberg, CEO of Performance Colour Systems.
Performance Colour Systems were recently awarded SATAS certiﬁcation to produce products from recycled and postconsumer waste polymer. Celebrating the milestone are PCS’s Exco, back from left, Irene Harmse (ﬁnancial manager), Eben Lindeque (production manager) and Johan Helberg (PCS CEO). Front from left, Jared Khoury (national commercial manager), Chad Francis (Speedbird Investment Holdings, CEO) and Riccardo Diblasio (chief technical ofﬁcer).
Jojo Tanks giving old tanks a new life A credit of R2/kg of polymer will be provided on all roto-moulded polymer products returned JOJO Tanks has joined forces with The Hinterland Group in a recycling drive, giving old septic tanks a new life. Sebasti Badenhorst, national sales & marketing manager of JoJo explains: “Bring any JoJo Tank at the end of its life to a Hinterland store and we’ll reuse its polymer for use in septic tanks. Plus, you’ll get a discount on a brand new tank.
It’s a win-win situation, and part of JoJo’s commitment to reusing, recycling and creating sustainable products.” As JoJo celebrates their 40th anniversary this year, with over two million JoJo tanks dotted around South Africa’s landscape, they have formalised their sustainability commitment. All JoJo water tanks are manufactured with virgin polymer and a food grade inner liner, with all the polymer being recyclable. In fact, JoJo ensures all its own waste is recycled. Recycled polymer is used in the manufacture of suitable products such as septic and conservancy tanks. “If tanks are damaged through say a forklift accident then they can often
be repaired via plastic welding, which clients can chat to us about,” says Sebasti, “and we encourage them to recycle polymer products that are perceived to be damaged beyond repair or at the end of their life. We can use the material again.” A credit of R2/kg of polymer will be provided on all roto-moulded polymer products returned to partner stores as a trade in on a replacement JoJo product. JoJo will then collect these products and ensure the polymer is recycled and reused. The Hinterland Group have agreed to facilitate these transactions and partner with JoJo in the handling of these products.
Bring any JoJo Tank at the end of its life to a Hinterland store and its polymer will be recycled for use in septic tanks. Plus, you’ll get a discount on a brand new tank