Photo: Bring any JoJo Tank at the end of its life to a Hinterland store and its polymer will be recycled for use in septic tanks. Plus, you’ll get a discount on a brand new tank
JOJO Tanks has joined forces with The Hinterland Group in a recycling drive, giving old septic tanks a new life.
Sebasti Badenhorst, national sales & marketing manager of JoJo explains: “Bring any JoJo Tank at the end of its life to a Hinterland store and we’ll reuse its polymer for use in septic tanks. Plus, you’ll get a discount on a brand new tank. It’s a win-win situation, and part of JoJo’s commitment to reusing, recycling and creating sustainable products.”
As JoJo celebrates their 40th anniversary this year, with over two million JoJo tanks dotted around South Africa’s landscape, they have formalised their sustainability commitment. All JoJo water tanks are manufactured with virgin polymer and a food grade inner liner, with all the polymer being recyclable. In fact, JoJo ensures all its own waste is recycled. Recycled polymer is used in the manufacture of suitable products such as septic and conservancy tanks.
“If tanks are damaged through say a forklift accident then they can often be repaired via plastic welding, which clients can chat to us about,” says Sebasti, “and we encourage them to recycle polymer products that are perceived to be damaged beyond repair or at the end of their life. We can use the material again.”
A credit of R2/kg of polymer will be provided on all roto-moulded polymer products returned to partner stores as a trade in on a replacement JoJo product. JoJo will then collect these products and ensure the polymer is recycled and reused. The Hinterland Group have agreed to facilitate these transactions and partner with JoJo in the handling of these products.