South Africa Announces Plans to Scale Operations
Polyco Invests in New Cape Town Plant – Opening in 2023
CRDC Global today announced a new upscaled RESIN8 plant in Cape Town, which will be the first of its kind in Africa, following recent plant openings in Costa Rica and an upcoming factory launch in York, Pennsylvania. The goal is to complete the construction phase before the year-end and to be fully operational from March 2023. Once operational the plant will be able to process 610 tonnes of plastic waste per month into RESIN8.
“The Cape Town RESIN8 plant has been designed to be scalable and we aim to increase our production to 1220 tonnes of plastic waste per month. Our ambition is to replicate the Cape Town RESIN8 plant in a further two cities before the end of 2023,” says Abraham Avenant, Chief Executive Officer at CRDC South Africa.
As part of the expansion, Polyco PRO NPC, a Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) in South Africa that represents and promotes the recycling of all plastic packaging, has announced an investment in CRDC South Africa. The investment will go towards funding machinery for an upscaled RESIN8 plant in Cape Town.