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Author: Liza Ralph

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 September 2018, indicating how the paper and packaging industry...

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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 investment arm, CDI Capital. The funding will be for developing 60 growth oriented SME’s and...

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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 packaging has never...

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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 Ministry of International...

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Plastics value chain restates commitment to circular economy package

Article posted on Plasticstoday.com on 21 November 2017.  Written by Clare Goldsberry Several associations representing various facets of Europe’s plastics industry are reaffirming their support to the Circular Economy Package. They include European Plastics Converters, Petcore Europe, the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform and Plastics Recyclers Europe. The above organizations support this joint...

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New President of WPO sets his goals

Pierre Pienaar sets the goals for his three years term as new President of World Packaging Organization (WPO) The main focus is to help eradicating hunger and poverty through better packaging Elected in May this year, during Interpack, the Australian Pierre Pienaar has announced his goals as the new President of WPO (World Packaging Organization – www.worldpackaging.org) during the Board Meeting...

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International Recycling Day Announced – 18 March 2018

A global recycling day has been announced as part of a mission to bring attention to issues surrounding packaging waste. Organised by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the first Global Recycling Day will be held on 18 March 2018. The day has been set to mark the role recycling plays in preserving the planet, and aims to focus worldwide attention on the concrete steps needed to help safeguard...

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Mpact Versapak states the polystyrene facts

Mpact Versapak has engaged with the Polystyrene Association of South Africa to develop a campaign that will eliminate the many myths about polystyrene as a packaging medium and bring the facts to the forefront. Other than correcting the most common myths, it also addresses the safe use of polystyrene and explains the recyclability thereof. By correcting the beliefs about this packaging medium, Versapak...

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Amcor, P&G, APR honored for plastics recycling

A trade group and two companies are being recognized by the Plastics division of the American Chemistry Council for their work when it comes to plastics recycling. The Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards for 2017 are going to Amcor, the Association of Plastic Recyclers and Procter & Gamble, the ACC said.  The winners were announced on Nov. 15, America Recycles Day. Amcor, the packaging giant,...

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WASTECON 2018 – Call for Papers

Call for Papers needs to be submitted by 1st February 2018. The theme of the conference is entitled “Implementing the Waste Hierarchy”. This approach towards waste management emphasizes the following key elements and will serve as topics for the conference. Start registering your delegates for the conference and take advantage the early bird special. REGISTRATION FEES All prices are inclusive...

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