Author: Samantha Joseph

Successful “Recycling in the Bag” campaign

200 waste collectors ahead of Global Recycling Day Over the past 15 years, more than 19 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered and kept out of South African landfills, the bales of which would almost go around the Earth twice. The country also boasts an average paper recovery rate of 70%, making paper the second-most recovered material in South Africa. Paper products...

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Think before you throw this Global Recycling Day

GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY – FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2022 Johannesburg – March 16, 2022 – Around 1.1 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging are recovered for recycling in South Africa every year. This accounts for just under 70% of paper products available for recovery in the country. Over the past 15 years, more than 19 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered and kept...

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GOOD NEWS – Paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling

Good news for households and waste collectors – paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling JOHANNESBURG – MARCH 15, 2022 – Under a new campaign name, “Recycling in the Bag”, Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation for the paper sector, teamed up with food service and packaging producer Detpak and Remade Recycling (part of the Mpact Group) to show 200...

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SRF FLEXIPAK – Sword of Honour

SRF FLEXIPAK PTY LTD AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS  HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT AWARD SRF Flexipak has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The company’s Cato Ridge site in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa was one of the organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health...

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Fibre Circle launches campaign to promote more recycling of food and beverage cartons

JOHANNESBURG, March 9, 2021 – Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation (PRO) for the South African paper and paper packaging sector, is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable. This initiative forms part of the Super Cartons campaign, being run in partnership with Nampak Liquid Cartons, SIG Combibloc and Tetra...

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LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS: A BLIGHT FOR SA METAL PACKAGING INDUSTRY

Industry suffers significant losses as manufacturing and recycling grind to a halt Johannesburg, May 11, 2020.  Prior to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, started on 27 March 2020, the country’s collection and recovery rate of post-consumer metal packaging (aluminium and tinplate) was estimated at an impressive 75.8%, as reported by BMi Research. The national five week lockdown constrained...

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SA PACKAGING AND PLASTICS INDUSTRIES APPLAUD MINISTER’S DECISION TO DEVELOP INDUSTRY-MANAGED WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The plastics and packaging industries of South Africa, represented by Packaging SA and Plastics SA, have both welcomed the announcement made by Ms Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to scrap the existing Section 28 plan for developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the paper and packaging industry. Although the development of this plan has...

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