Author: Samantha Joseph

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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