Follow the plastic trail

Margaret Frey,
Somerset West

Thank you, Norman McFarlane, for the article on plastic recycling (“Recycling in the Helderberg”, July 10). We’d like to know where the plastic ends up, so hopefully WastePlan will explain it to us. If not, someone might have to follow the truck and find out.

Norman McFarlane responds:

From what I can gather, the recyclables are trucked to WastePlan’s facility in Cape Town, where they are sorted and on-sold into the recycling sector. Perhaps I shall follow the truck next week and see if this is true.