Your November collection & recycling #GoodNews is HERE! ๐ŸŽ‰

As we all run helter-skelter towards the end of a particularly hectic year, itโ€™s important to focus on the pockets of light and the small victories that we can control and celebrate. We hope this newsletter will re-energise you with all the ways in which Petco, our members, friends and communities are winning at waste […]

Join us this Thursday: COLLECT, SORT AND RECYCLE AT WORK โ™ป๐Ÿข

We are excited to announce our upcoming online webinar that aims to bring about a positive change in collection and recycling practices. As advocates for a more sustainable future, we believe that each one of us has the power to make a significant impact, starting from our homes. COLLECT, SORT AND RECYCLE: Collecting and recycling […]

Hereโ€™s your October collection and recycling #GoodNews ๐ŸŽ‰

Thereโ€™s certainly no final quarter slowdown here at Petco, as we head towards the end of 2023! In our work, we are often reminded that itโ€™s the small actions that make a difference: Encouraging one child to teach the grown-ups in their household how to recycle, equipping one SMME with the tools to grow their […]

Join us this Thursday: COLLECT, SORT AND RECYCLE AT HOME โ™ป

We are excited to announce our upcoming online webinar that aims to bring about a positive change in collection and recycling practices. As advocates for a more sustainable future, we believe that each one of us has the power to make a significant impact, starting from our homes. COLLECT, SORT AND RECYCLE: Collecting and recycling […]

A handy How-To recycling guide, just for YOU

Spring is here and we are spring-cleaning the old ways of managing waste in communities across South Africa! As youโ€™ll see in this edition, weโ€™ve been working on the ground in a number of provinces, partnering with municipalities to share best practices, holding workshops, sponsoring equipment for our dedicated collection partners, and supporting an exciting […]

SUCCESS STORY: This waste collector is now an MA graduate

Challenging times require us all to dig deep, think creatively and work together to solve the issues at hand. In this newsletter, we are so proud to highlight the innovative ways in which some of our PETCO members, partners and friends are tackling the problems around waste and plastic pollution. Whether it is redesigning product […]

How much packaging form members we helped collect last year

As youโ€™ll have seen in your inbox, PETCO (and this newsletter) has a brand-new look that reflects the work that we do and our expanded role in the collection and recycling of more than just PET! We now look after PET bottles’ associated labels and closures as well as liquid board packaging (cartons). What hasnโ€™t […]

We need your help

We wanted to let you know that on top of keeping your PET bottles and their caps and labels out of the trash and separated for collection, we encourage you to also collect liquid board cartons. Like PET bottles, liquid board cartons are used for a wide variety of products โ€“ you probably have some […]

Weโ€™re revealing our award winners!

Weโ€™re honoured to reveal to you the recipients of the annual PETCO Awards โ€” our list of change-makers in communities around the country. These recipients work tirelessly โ€” often with little recognition โ€” to uplift their communities by ridding the environment of waste which can be collected and recycled, creating much- needed income opportunities in […]

Scaling up: Giving SMMEs the tools to succeed

Coming on board with Liquid Board Cartons You know that PETCO has helped to facilitate the successful collection and recycling of PET bottles in South Africa since 2004. Now we are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed our first Liquid Board Packaging (LBP) member and will be administering an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for […]