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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
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EU plastics industry outraged by European Commission’s proposal to ban single-use plastics

The European Commission recently presented an ambitious new directive to tackle marine litter by introducing a number of measures, including reduction and restriction of selected single-use plastic products, such as disposable balloon sticks, straws, cutlery, plates, cups and food containers. That has the European plastics industry in an uproar. The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) sent [&hellip
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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
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THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON MANUFACTURERS

Hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, the trade and industry hub of Sub-Saharan Africa’s escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region. Known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the term Industry [&hellip
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China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call

China’s trash import ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. The flip side: the world has finally been forced to rethink its approach to waste. Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper. On Friday, it extended the ban to [&hellip
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Biggest pollutants on SA beaches during 2017 identified

Plastics|SA recently released the audited results of the biggest pollutants found on our beaches during 2017. According to John Kieser, sustainability manager of Plastics|SA and coordinator of the clean-ups that took place in the Cape provinces, the past few months were spent compiling and analysing the datasheets that were filled in by more than 30,000 [&hellip
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