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TRADE & INDUSTRY MINISTER TO ADDRESS 2017 MANUFACTURING INDABA

              Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will address the fourth annual Manufacturing Indaba on the 27th June 2017 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. The Minister will address manufacturing stakeholders and business leaders as part of the dti’s strategic objective to facilitate transformation of the economy through the promotion of [&hellip
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IPSA GOLD PACK AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSE 15 JULY 2017

You are proud of the packaging your company produces ….. right? Well now is the time to share this with the world. Gold Pack 2017 on-line entries close in just one month – on the 15th July. Pack samples need to be delivered by 31st July. Go to this link to find out how to [&hellip
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Pollution & Waste Technology Africa

COME VISIT US AT THE NRF stand at Pollution & Waste Technology http://www.reedexpoafrica.co.za/PollutionWasteAfrica
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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The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.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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PAMSA Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

Call for applications to PAMSA Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award<style>.lazy-container-span{display:none}</style> South African researchers and students under the age of 30 are invited to apply for The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The international competition aims to recognise and foster innovation around projects focused on all [&hellip
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AFRISTAR AWARDS

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JULY 2016.  ENTER NOW  http://www.afristar.co This new packaging awards programme is designed to showcase the very best of the African packaging industry. The main criteria for packaging that wins awards and recognition in this competition are the excellent application and execution of packaging that demonstrates creative design, [&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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PACKAGING SA’S PACKAGING ACHIEVER AWARD 2015

The highest accolade that the South African Packaging Sector can bestow upon an individual is the Packaging Achiever Award. This award is given to an individual whom we believe has made an outstanding contribution to our industry. Packaging Achiever 2015 was awarded to Ralph von Veh, MD, Mpact Corrugated. Ralph has been involved in the [&hellip
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Ocean Rescue: New recycling method could prevent tons of waste

New recycling method could prevent tons of waste The company behind the new technology says the method will prevent “thousands of tons of material from going to landfill”. A plant near Huntington in Cambridgeshire has begun commercial operations to recycle plastic aluminium laminate, which is increasingly used by manufacturers to package food, drinks, cosmetics and [&hellip
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Plastics industry must fight back against activists’ questionable science and health claims

For the past week, the conversation on Leadership Lane, a forum for members of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE; Bethel, CT), has revolved around various issues involving membership and conference attendance. That evolved into a discussion of the real issues facing the industry that seem to attract industry people to these events. I suggested that [&hellip
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The Difference Between Biobased & Biodegradable Plastics

Bioplastics are often labeled as either one of, or a combination of biobased, biodegradable or compostable. Green Dot Bioplastics’ Kevin Ireland explains some of the differences and advantages of each. https://waste-management-world.com/a/guest-blog-the-difference-between-biobased-biodegradable-plastics?utm_source=Waste+Management+World&utm_campaign=837748b16e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ce30fc7bcc-837748b16e-111252785 Guest blog posted on waste management world
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Assessing global sustainable packaging challenges

In a new report, Smithers Pira explores the hurdles to sustainable packaging growth, which include the complex interaction between products and packaging, and increasing governmental regulations. A new report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Global Packaging to 2020,” forecasts steady growth across the sustainable packaging industry: A market valued at $839 billion in 2015 [&hellip
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