PETCO’s vision is that capacitated, empowered consumers know about PET and know that it is recyclable and safe to use; they understand the potential and value of PET and recycled PET (rPET); they use their influence and buying power to drive positive recycling behaviour through demanding products containing recycled content. This category recognises passionate individuals that work tirelessly to help us achieve this vision in South Africa.
Timele Greening Project is based in the rural village of Luphisi, Mpumalanga. The project, led by Jack Magongo, has the mission to enhance the living conditions of the community members with clean-up campaigns in the schools and the streets. They have partnered with Greens Recycling in Mbombela, DEA, EWT and PETCO. Not only do they concentrate on cleaning up the environment, but they also invest in creating awareness in the communities by conducting training sessions.