Thinus Prinsloo has been appointed as Recycling Coordinator for the Polystyrene Packaging Council. Prior to joining the PSPC with effect from the 3rd of January 2014, Thinus was involved in various government departments over the past 21 years, including the Department of Health, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the Department of Environmental Affairs. His main area of focus will be coordinating the collection of polystyrene from collectors for recycling around the country, and facilitating the entire process making use of the new PolyNet software. He will also be responsible for conducting training on polystyrene recycling and help to educate the general public and schools about the process.
‘I am very excited about being part of the PSPC team and am looking forward to applying the knowledge and experience I have gained across various sectors, towards ensuring the on-going success of Polystyrene Council. Since many of the Council’s projects are based on community upliftment and the creation of jobs and opportunities, I feel privileged to be able to offer hope for those in need and being able to give something back to the community. Making a difference to the lives of people around is, is what we’ve all been called to do. Receiving a smile of thanks from somebody whose life has been changed inspires us at the Council to do more and try harder,’ says Thinus.
Wesi Jillian Mathebe has been appointed as Office Administrator for the Polystyrene Council. Wesi has ample experience in office management and reception, having worked in a busy medical practice at Life Fourways Hospital. Wesi will assist the Directors of the Polystyrene Council with the administration and communication process. ‘This new opportunity that has opened up for me at the Polystyrene Packaging Council makes me very happy and excited. I am being educated about the importance of recycling and keeping our environment clean, and want to help share the knowledge I have gained to the communities around us,’ Wesi says.