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Author: Liza Ralph

PLASTICS|SA CLEAN UP CREWS ARE RACE VETERANS AFTER 11 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF CLEAN-UPS

A dedicated Plastics|SA clean-up team consisting of more than 100 workers employed from informal settlements around Cape Town, once again worked tirelessly to ensure the race routes used for the recent 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour and Mountain Bike Challenge were kept clean and litter-free. Under the guidance of John Kieser, Sustainability Manager of Plastics|SA, this was the 11th consecutive year...

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Packaging SA’s says farewell to Charles Muller

Charles Muller handed over the reins as Executive Director of Packaging SA to Shabeer Jhetam on 1 March 2018. After almost five years in this role Charles made the decision to step down as he needs to play a more active role in the full-time running of Tufflex, a PP and HD recycling operation where he has been a shareholder and non-executive director up until recently when he was appointed as Managing...

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Polystyrene Association of SA links important members of its value chain

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local municipalities,...

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Buy local to create jobs

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked. Research shows that, if you have never had a job before, your chances of finding employment decreases with each year.  Concerns about unemployment in the country started in 1998. While the country was experiencing growth, the jobs were not forthcoming out of this growth,...

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PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE

PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE The Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews will once again help to ensure that the waste footprint of two of Cape Town’s biggest sporting events taking place in March this year, is kept as small as possible. For the 11th consecutive year, Plastics|SA’s Sustainability Manager, John Kieser,...

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Coca-Cola to collect/recycle equivalent of its packaging sold

By Anne Marie Mohan, Senior Editor, Packaging World Coca-Cola has announced what it says is an industry-first goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. The company and its global network of bottling partners will tackle the goal, which is part of a holistic plan called World Without Waste, through a renewed focus on the entire packaging life cycle—from...

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More companies make recycling pledges

Posted on  January 30, 2018 by Colin Staub – posted on Resource-Recycling.com Credit: Nguyen/Shutterstock Five brands recently made public commitments to produce recyclable packaging or increase their recycled content by 2025. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced the new corporate vows during the World Economic Forum this month. The organization noted there are now 11 companies that...

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Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging. As part of the pledge, the company has stated a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centrepiece of the company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to...

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Factors that impact recycling successes in South Africa

Recycling plays a big role in the South African economy and offers work opportunities to thousands of South Africans. The Glass Recycling Company recently looked at seven key factors that impact and may continue affecting recycling successes in South Africa in 2018, Sandton Chronicle reports. “Currently South Africa does not have mandatory punitive legislation in place which makes separation of...

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Amcor promises recyclable future for all its packaging

Plastics packaging maker Amcor Ltd. will make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 as part of a larger push by a group of 10 brands and retailers. The global packaging company, which makes both rigid and flexible plastics packaging, said it also is “committed to significantly increasing its use of recycled materials and driving consistently more recycling of packaging around the world.” Read...

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