Author Archives for: Liza Ralph

PACKAGING SA RESPONDS TO PLASTICS BAN

5 March 2019 Packaging SA (PSA), the organisation representing packaging converters and associated companies, welcomes the Department of Environmental Affairs’ acknowledgement that government has failed to develop competent waste management facilities and that municipalities are neither able to implement waste removal infrastructure nor exercise control over current pollution regulations. One of the objectives of PSA [&hellip
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Sustainable rPET strapping another boost for plastic recycling in SA

In a growing industry shift towards sustainable packaging and product design, one of South Africa’s largest manufacturers of wood-based products has decided to use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping. According to PG Bison’s chief executive officer, Gerhard Victor, the company uses 9.1 million metres of plastic strapping per annum to bind [&hellip
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Best Wishes from Packaging SA

Season’s Greetings Wishing you a blessed holiday season and a prosperous new year Kindly note our offices close on 14 December 2018 and we return on 7 January
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Packaging Achiever Award winner 2018

The Gold Pack Awards ceremony took place last night at the Inanda Club in Sandton and included Packaging SA’s  prestigious award of Packaging Achiever of the year. This year it was decided to rename the Award to the Gill Loubser Packaging Achiever Award in recognition of Gill Loubser’s outstanding and committed contribution to the packaging [&hellip
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PRASA changes name to RecyclePaperZA

The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), the 15-year-old paper recycling arm of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), has a new name and identity: RecyclePaperZA. “For the past few years, members of the public have increasingly confused us with the state-owned enterprise, Prasa,” explains PAMSA executive director Jane Molony. “We have often been asked about train [&hellip
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Eco-yacht collects five TONNES of plastic from the ocean every day

New £40 million Eco-yacht collects five TONNES of plastic from the ocean every day and recycles it to produce renewable fuel as it sails The ‘Ocean Saviour’, unveiled at a boat show in Southampton, will become the first vessel ever to power itself by recycling ocean waste into fuel. click on the link below to [&hellip
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Recycling Your Plastics Does More Than Saving The Environment

Your recycling efforts at home make a bigger difference than you probably realise. In South Africa the volume of recycled plastic material grows annually, with 334 727 tons recycled into raw material last year*. “The immediate effect on the environment is that pollution is reduced, but in South Africa there is also the critically positive [&hellip
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FoodNext.Africa – 27-28 September 2018

FoodNext.Africa   27 – 28 September 2018   CTICC, Cape Town dmg events is proud to present the years’ most exciting b2b food event where the startups, food innovators, foodtech businesses, investors and partners who are redefining the food industry from farm-to-fork connect. Built around an agenda of critical debate – hosted by key personalities and businesses providing meaningful [&hellip
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Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape

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PRINTING SA AFRICA CONFERENCE-14 SEPTEMBER 2018

The 5th Annual Printing SA Africa Conference takes place on 14 September at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. TIME:  08H00 Registration, conference starts at 09h00 until 12h30 DATE:  Friday, 14 September 2018 COST:  R500 excl VAT VENUE:  Hall 1 Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand click on the link to view the programme, conference speakers and to [&hellip
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