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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE – SECTION 28 CALL FOR INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS

Please be advised that the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No 59 of 2008) Section 28 Notice has been published on 6 December 2017.  Paper and packaging has been declared a priority waste by government.  Each packaging waste stream will have to submit an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) to the Minister by [&hellip
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POLYCO & PACKAGING SA LAUNCH PACKA-CHING

THE PACKA-CHING PILOT PROJECT WILL BE LAUNCHING IN 2017 WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING RECYCLING IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS AND LOWER-INCOME AREAS AROUND CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG. The idea behind the project is to tap into a new market of recyclable packaging material in order to decrease the amount of packaging waste entering landfills. Through incentivising a change [&hellip
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Withdrawal of the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.

The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP. A new “intention to call for plans” notice has been published which affords the public 30 days to submit “written representations or objections” to its contents. Packaging SA will submit comments on behalf of the [&hellip
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PAPER & PACKAGING INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Section 28 Call for Plans (Paper and Packaging Industry Waste Management Plan) was officially gazetted on Friday, 12 August 2016. For a copy of the gazette, please click on the link  gazette Section 28 notice calling Ind WMP Kindly note the following: ALL existing producers MUST register with the Minister within 30 days of [&hellip
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NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE WILL BRING HOPE TO ORPHANS FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE   Polystyrene Packaging Council (“PSPC”) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (“METT”), a Non-Profit Organisation, recently afforded selected guests and members of the media the opportunity to view the new Village of Hope, a R285 million project [&hellip
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The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus on bio-derived and degradable composites as well as recycling could lessen pollution and, in fact, plastics could make a positive [&hellip
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Some call for global treaty on plastic marine waste

At UN meeting, some call for global treaty on plastic marine waste More than 200 countries adopted a resolution urging much more be done about plastic waste, and some said they wanted the action to lead to legally binding treaties. More aggressive action against plastic waste, especially to keep it from getting into the oceans, [&hellip
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Cape Design Institute – Applications for grant funding now open!

Applications for grant funding are now open!  The Craft + Design Institute (CDI) has launched R33million in funding to boost SME growth, job creation and innovation. The CDI has raised the R33m to establish three funds – a Growth Fund, an Innovation Fund and a Loan Book – these funds will be managed by its [&hellip
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Packaging, processing, printing industry leaders gather in thousands for Propak Cape

Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24-26 October, the Propak Cape expo attracted just under 6,000 visitors keen to learn about latest technologies and innovations in packaging and related industries. This year’s theme focussed on sustainability, which is very pertinent given the Western Cape’s current drought situation,” says Smit. “The sustainability of [&hellip
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Growing domestic demand at heart of plan to create a million manufacturing jobs

The Manufacturing Circle released a plan on Friday outlining how South Africa could create a million jobs over a ten-year period through pursuing a series of reforms designed at stimulating demand for South African manufactured products and improving the investment climate. The 48-page document, which also recommends the creation of a “super-ministry”, similar to Japan’s [&hellip
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