Recycling firm files for liquidation

Posted by Laura Grant on June 30, 2009
Posted in Green News

Resolution Recycling, which has operated a kerbside collection service in Johannesburg for the past few years, has filed for liquidation. Their collections stopped on June 29, the company said in an email to customers today.

I am so sorry that the company is closing. It was thanks to Resolution that I started recycling. I was much too lazy to separate out my rubbish and take it to drop-off points myself. By providing a wheelie bin into which I could drop everything (because they did the sorting) they made recycling easy. I now find it very difficult to throw anything plastic, paper, metal or glass into an ordinary dustbin. I shall miss the service they provided enormously


4 Responses to “Recycling firm files for liquidation”

  1. Concerned
    July 17th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

    Recycling should be everybody’s concern, It is pure laziness that society doesn’t get involved enough! We all contribute to the global problem lets change our habits and unite in making changes?!

  2. gogoeco
    August 4th, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

    Exactly. Laziness. If you find it to hard to separate your rubbish, then you are not in the business of being environmental. Shame. I enjoy it actually.

  3. Treevolution
    September 18th, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    […] way. Unfortunately it seems it wasn’t such a good deal for Resolution and they filed for liquidation in June this […]

  4. Precious Sanitary & Environmental
    November 6th, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    Now I am more concern than ever!

    Why would such a company close down in such a lucrative industry?

    I am busy with recyclable collection from Cape Flats, using informal collectors, (carts and trolleys). I will need to pay them upfront on receipt of all recyclable they bring (PET, glass and papers, etc.)

    I always worry about over supply and a drop in demand.

    Is this a business with good returns? I know it make good conscience to run landfill diversion/ and recycling business. Will it pay my bills?

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