Plastics Trading

How does it work?

We will source any material you require firstly from the closest source. If this is not available we would source it from other provinces in South Africa. We are also able to source product internationally, if required.

This service could include post-consumer or production waste, from the following industries:-

  • Plastics
  • Minerals
  • Carbons
  • Pyrolysis oils

You simply fill in the information form  giving us an idea of your requirements and we go out there and find it, at no direct cost to you. Once we find the material we send a sample (1 kg) to you with all the specs of the material (this goes for both the raw materials or value added product). Once you are happy with the material we negotiate a price on your behalf with the supplier.

We sign a Non-circumvent and Disclosure Agreement with a Memorandum of Understanding to protect all parties and to secure supply.

You send your monthly requirement to Ecosystems and we do the rest on your behalf.

Our network consists of over 215 Plastic Recyclers and 60 plastic manufacturers in South Africa.

What do we get out of it?

  • Our service comes at no direct cost to you. All materials that are purchased/sold, we add on a 50c/kg commission.
  • All samples and delivery costs are invoiced to avoid recycler being short changed which creates an unhappy supplier.
  • Orders are made via Ecosystems and paid COD (prior to delivery or collection). This avoids any animosity on either end of the supply chain and keeps all parties happy.
  • We keep everything transparent and ethical, no surprises.
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

Grades:-

  • Injection grade
  • Extrusion grade
  • Blow mould grade

Derived from:-

  • Milk bottles
  • Crates
  • Pipes
  • Film
  • Toll waste

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
  • Bales
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Derived from:-

  • Cooldrink bottles
  • Packaging

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Flakes
  • Bales

What else can we assist you with

  • Development of Recycling and Waste beneficiation plans
  • Assist you with the establishment of a plastics processing facility, layout plans and implementation
  • Convert you waste contaminated plastics into fuels
  • Source equipment for your operation
  • Conduct waste surveys in order to reduce waste generated and make disposal cost savings.
  • Identify uses for your waste products
  • Source markets for your waste product

What Plastics do we deal with?

Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)

Grades:-

  • Rigid PVC (PVC-C)
  • Soft/Flexible PVC (PVC-P)

Derived from:-

  • Cables
  • Pipes
  • Plumbing fittings

Supplied form:-

  • Powder
  • Whole
  • Bags
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Grades:-

  • Film grade
  • Blow mould grade
  • Pipe grade

Derived from:-

  • Bags
  • Packaging/wraps
  • Pipes

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
  • Bales
Linier Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Grades:-

  • Rotor mould grade

Derived from:-

  • Large plastic products- bins, tanks,
  • barriers, etc.

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
Polypropylene (PP)

Grades:-

  • Injection grade
  • Extrusion grade

Derived from:-

  • Toll waste
  • Buckets
  • Basins

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
  • Bales
Polystyrene (PS)

Grades:-

  • Extrusion grade High Impact
  • Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Expanded or foamed polystyrene (PS-E).
  • General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)

Derived from:-

  • Appliance components
  • Packaging
  • Toll waste

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
  • Bales
  • Melted lumps (moulded)
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Grades:-

  • Injection grade
  • Extrusion grade

Derived from:-

  • Pipes
  • Appliance Components

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
Polycarbonate (PC)

Grades:-

  • Injection grade

Derived from:-

  • Vehicle components
  • Engineering components
  • Toll waste

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
Nylon

Grades:-

  • Filled
  • Non-filled

Derived from:-

  • Engineering products
  • Toll waste
  • SAR Products

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Granules
  • Bags
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

Derived from:-

  • Cooldrink bottles
  • Packaging

Supplied form:-

  • Pelletized
  • Flakes
  • Bales