ABOUT RESO GREEN
Reso Green Ltd, a privately owned recycling company with a 15,000 sq. foot recycling facility.
Created by two recycling enthusiasts, the company has entered the market at the right moment, when the trend was low. With a vision of increasing the collecting numbers and with only one competitor, the PET trend started with numbers going from 45 to 65 % of collecting rate.
Being one of the major recycling actors in the country, Reso Green has been mainly focused on the collection of PET plastic and aluminum cans since its opening in November 2016, the company is acknowledging a constant growth with an actual collection weighting at nearly 100 tons per month with the aim of doubling this amount within the next 5 years.
Working Hand in Hand indeed with all the stakeholders including the government, the bottling companies, the NGO’s, the collecting individuals; Reso Green is surely contributing to a cleaner Mauritius.
With a growing clients’ portfolio around the world, Reso Green has established its credibility and is slowly seeking for new investments opportunities over the wide range of products available on recycling panel.
The main part of the business rests on the collection and the processing of this important volume of plastic. The collection process is organized all around the island from companies, NGO’s and individuals from a daily to a fourth night basis. The range of PET products varies from all shape and kind, although more than three-quarter are regular plastic bottles. The rest being represented in preforms flushes, granules, lumps and production defective bottles.
Once collected, the material is transported to our sorting and processing facility located in Riche Terre. This volume represents every month between 1.5 to 2.2 million plastic bottles.
The processing and the value are set thought a channel of machinery which was specially imported to process a volume of one ton per hour.
On a bigger picture, although those numbers seem already inconceivable, they are only accounting to a third of the island’s production. With an estimate of 320,000 tons of PET bottles sold every month, the path to a green Mauritius is still “under construction”.
The industry and the concept of recycling itself, very abstract to many Mauritian families, has had a hard time to find its appearance over the last two decades. The affluence however of collecting station throughout the island has seen the emergence of new home collectors that have soon come to find another issue, the overflow of these station due to logistics purposes. The trend is actually in a very average condition due to a certain feeling of discouragement across the home collectors, not receiving and seeing their action’s end results and the direct impact on the island.
On the small developing Island we are living on, all the stakeholders today are important on the recycling chain and cannot work if any of these stakeholders would come to be non-existent tomorrow. It is surely working as a whole, although there are many changes to implement to maintain the collecting number’s growth.
Polyethylene terephthalate is a strong and durable composite that has allowed the beverage industry to thrive for the last 50 years or so. PET has indeed been by its resistance to shocks and heat the preferred solutions for bottlers for decades.
Governments and NGO have a certain tolerance towards these materials, mainly due to its ability to be endlessly recyclable. Indeed, many of the bottles put on our shelves today contains up to 50 % of recycling matter also known as RPET (R standing for Recycled). The aim in the industry is to reach the 85 % mark within the next 5 years.
There is however a gap between the individuals requiring the no plastic use versus the bottlers and recyclers. The bottlers have the cost and logistic issues towards other materials and the recyclers tends to prone the speech of the recycling greatness where 100% of bottles would have to be recycled, and no ecological arm would be made.
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