Blog

Register to engage and stay informed on the development of the Packaging SA Federation of Plans

Packaging SA is in the process of developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) in line with the Minister of Environmental Affairs “Call on the Paper and Packaging Industry, Electronical and Electronic industry and Lighting industry to prepare and submit industry waste management plans to the Minister for approval” detailed in Government Gazette No.1353 on [&hellip
Read More →

SA PET industry hits new high with 2.15 billion bottles recycled

65% recycling rate on par with international standards; 64 000 income-generating opportunities created. Despite tough trading conditions and a 13% fall in the total PET market, the South African plastic industry recycled a record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles in 2017, setting a post-consumer recycling rate of 65% to put the country on par with international [&hellip
Read More →

REGISTRATION AS PER REQUIREMENT OF S28 OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 2008

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. Government Gazette no. 41303, released on 6 December 2017 is available at www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/41303_6-12_EnvAffairs.pdf All “Producers” are now required [&hellip
Read More →

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 [&hellip
Read More →

POLYCO & PACKAGING SA LAUNCH PACKA-CHING

THE PACKA-CHING PILOT PROJECT WILL BE LAUNCHING IN 2017 WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING RECYCLING IN INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS AND LOWER-INCOME AREAS AROUND CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG. The idea behind the project is to tap into a new market of recyclable packaging material in order to decrease the amount of packaging waste entering landfills. Through incentivising a change [&hellip
Read More →

Withdrawal of the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.

The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP. A new “intention to call for plans” notice has been published which affords the public 30 days to submit “written representations or objections” to its contents. Packaging SA will submit comments on behalf of the [&hellip
Read More →

PAPER & PACKAGING INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Section 28 Call for Plans (Paper and Packaging Industry Waste Management Plan) was officially gazetted on Friday, 12 August 2016. For a copy of the gazette, please click on the link  gazette Section 28 notice calling Ind WMP Kindly note the following: ALL existing producers MUST register with the Minister within 30 days of [&hellip
Read More →

NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE

NEW VILLAGE BUILT FROM RECYCLED POLYSTYRENE WILL BRING HOPE TO ORPHANS FROM NORTH WEST PROVINCE   Polystyrene Packaging Council (“PSPC”) in partnership with the Mobile Education and Training Trust (“METT”), a Non-Profit Organisation, recently afforded selected guests and members of the media the opportunity to view the new Village of Hope, a R285 million project [&hellip
Read More →

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
Read More →

Manufacturing Indaba – KZN – 22 AUGUST 2018

Manufacturing Indaba is bringing the popular Business Matchmaking Programme to KZN on 22 August 2018! To ensure that this year’s event offers all delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to engage with high-profile guests and speakers, Manufacturing Indaba KZN is proud to launch the provincial Business Matchmaking Programme on 22 August 2018. The programme has been [&hellip
Read More →

KZN MANUFACTURING INDABA

JOIN US AT THE KZN PROVINCIAL MANUFACTURING INDABA ON 22 AUGUST AT THE DURBAN ICC The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba will be discussing key topical issues that impact all manufacturers from small to large.  The conference programme will provide insights and discussion around the following aspects pertinent to manufacturing in the Province:  Manufacturing The Future – [&hellip
Read More →

Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan

PACKAGING SA INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 28 of the National Environmental Management Waste Act (No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA) as amended, and GN 41303 (December 2017) of a Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan. Applicant: Packaging SA NPC Consultant: [&hellip
Read More →

IPSA Gold Pack Awards – Enter Now

Is your packaging excellent? Then you should be entering the Gold Pack Awards. This is not only a showcase for innovation, but also is a showcase for excellence in packaging – considering all the disciplines and science involved. These awards are an excellent way to “strut your stuff”. 17 Days to Enter Gold Pack 2018 [&hellip
Read More →

SA METAL PACKAGING INDUSTRY POISED FOR GROWTH

“The South African metal packaging industry is poised for growth and is on the cusp of an exciting era as efforts to introduce new technology and improve this packaging material’s environmental credentials are starting to bear fruit.” This was the message that Kishan Singh, Chief Executive Officer of MetPac-SA, delivered at the Australian Institute of [&hellip
Read More →