PRASA MISSION

To reduce the amount of recoverable paper that goes to landfill by progressively increasing the paper recover rate. We will do this by promoting the concept of reuse...

PRASA VISION

OBJECTIVE: To promote paper recycling in South Africa
STRATEGY: Increase education and awareness about the recovery of paper...

Broad Objectives

  • Promote a culture of recycling
  • Contribute to the preservation and protection of our environment
  • Promote and support paper waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

Why Recycle ?

  • A cleaner environment
  • Job creation
  • Reduced costs to local authorities
  • Keeps carbon dioxide and harmful gases like methane out of the atmosphere

Recycle your paper - clean our country clean, support job creation and reduce pollution

Get your hands dirty for Clean-Up SA Week

    The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa is calling on South Africans to give our country a spring clean.

  • 2014 Clean-Up SA and Recycle Week from 15-20 September
  • National Recycling Day on Friday, 19 September
  • 29th International Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, 20 September
  • Gather family, friends and colleagues to give a few hours back to Mother Nature by picking up litter in your local community.Whether you choose a lake or beach, a mountain or valley, a park or pavement, make a morning of it and make a difference.

    The project also encourages recreational and sporting clubs to pick up litter in the places in which they “play”.

    How to get involved

  • Visit www.cleanup-sa.co.za and www.recyclingday-sa.co.za to check the events line-up for your area.You can also host your own clean-up operation – with friends or family, your sports club or place of work.


  • Connect with the regional coordinator and register your event to receive special Clean-Up SA bags or simply use standard refuse bags.


  • Wear protective gloves and shoes and get going.


  • Clean up and separate waste into the various recyclables and non-recyclables – make it easier by assigning people to collect certain items: Paper, cardboard, milk and juice cartons; plastic, cans and glass; and non-recyclable waste – wet or soiled paper, tissues, chip packets, used cement bags, nappies, food waste.


  • Go to www.mywaste.co.za to find your nearest recycling drop-off site.