Join Pam Golding Properties in supporting local communities and sustainability

We are collecting recyclables in Stellenbosch & the Helderberg

Thursday 14th of September 2023

At Pam Golding Properties, we have a philosophy that the way we live our lives has an impact on those around us. This is one of the reasons why we are deeply committed to making a positive impact on our environment and the communities we serve.

We are partnering with various sustainable initiatives, and therefor collecting the following recyclables:

  • Plastic bread bags or plastic shopping bags
  • Plastic bread tags
  • Plastic bottle tops
  • Remnants of white candle wax
  • Eco-bricks (Plastic 2 litre bottles filled with non-recyclable waste)

Learn more about the projects that transform these discarded items into sustainable solutions for a greener future, while empowering the communities around us.


Bags4bread is a socio-economic development project, launched by Visit Stellenbosch. The initiative helps the local women of Kayamandi to put bread on the table, whilst keeping plastic waste out of our oceans and rivers. These ladies use their crochet skills to “upcycle” plastic bags into sustainable products.

3 bread bags = 1 lanyard
7 bread bags = 1 water bottle bag
12 bread bags = 1 wine bag

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This innovative project supports the residents of Huis Horison; a centre in Stellenbosch that provides holistic care for people with a primary intellectual disability. By melting the leftover wax from used candles and dipping recycled newspaper therein, eco-friendly firelighters are created. These products are then sold to support community members with special needs.


The Sweethearts Foundation provides wheelchairs to those in need through their ‘Tops & Tags’ initiative, whereby plastic bottle tops & bread tags are recycled in exchange for funds. Generous donations maximise their impact and allows vulnerable members of our community to receive wheelchairs that are built to their specific needs.

Did you know that one bread-bag tag, is worth R5?

This means that for one 18” wheelchair, 50kg of bread tags, or 450kg of plastic bottle tops are needed.


These environmentally-friendly building blocks provide a low-cost way of transforming plastic into a sustainable product for the construction of “green” buildings. Eco-bricks are made from 2 litre plastic bottles filled with non-recyclable plastic waste, compacted to a weight of around 500g.

Together with a helping hand from the public, our donations helped to construct the green environmental centre at the Helderberg Nature Reserve and more recently, a brand-new primary school classroom at Mondeor Eco School in Somerset West.


We believe that everyone has the power to make a difference, so please remember to drop off your donations at the following locations:

Pam Golding Properties Shop at Waterstone Shopping Centre
Pam Golding Properties Somerset West
Pam Golding Properties at Sanctuary Mall
Pam Golding Properties Gordon’s Bay
Pam Golding Properties Stellenbosch

For more information, contact our offices at 021 851 2633 (Somerset West) or 021 887 1017 (Stellenbosch). Alternatively, please email

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