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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
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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
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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
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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The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.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
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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
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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
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Designing recyclable packaging for a Circular Economy

Axion (Bramhall, United Kingdom) launch of a new Design for Recycling service aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensures that packaging going into the market is optimized for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection. The circular economy specialist’s service is aimed at a range of stakeholders in the [&hellip
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PLASTICS|SA CLEAN UP CREWS ARE RACE VETERANS AFTER 11 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF CLEAN-UPS

A dedicated Plastics|SA clean-up team consisting of more than 100 workers employed from informal settlements around Cape Town, once again worked tirelessly to ensure the race routes used for the recent 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour and Mountain Bike Challenge were kept clean and litter-free. Under the guidance of John Kieser, Sustainability Manager of Plastics|SA, [&hellip
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Packaging SA’s says farewell to Charles Muller

Charles Muller handed over the reins as Executive Director of Packaging SA to Shabeer Jhetam on 1 March 2018. After almost five years in this role Charles made the decision to step down as he needs to play a more active role in the full-time running of Tufflex, a PP and HD recycling operation where [&hellip
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Polystyrene Association of SA links important members of its value chain

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local municipalities, manufacturers [&hellip
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Buy local to create jobs

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked. Research shows that, if you have never had a job before, your chances of finding employment decreases with each year.  Concerns about unemployment in the country started in 1998. While the country was experiencing [&hellip
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PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE

PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE The Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews will once again help to ensure that the waste footprint of two of Cape Town’s biggest sporting events taking place in March this year, is kept as small as possible. For the 11th [&hellip
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