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GLOBAL BIOPLASTICS FOR PACKAGING CONSUMPTION

Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach $5.9 billion by 2020 Global bioplastics for packaging consumption is projected to reach 787 000 tonnes in 2015 and a market value of $2.4 billion, according to a new market study by Smithers Pira. Article published in The Gapp, Vol 5 Issue 3, page 34.  Click [&hellip
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DRINKERS MOVE TO THE CAN

The beverage market in South Africa is experiencing a dramatic period of change as consumer drinking habits are moving more and more towards a can preference. Despite holding a relatively small share of the total beverage package market, factors such as innovation, new introductions and significant promotional activity are driving the ever-increasing demand for aluminium [&hellip
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DANGEROUS GOODS PACKAGING & LABELLING REQUIREMENTS

Responsible Packaging Management Association of South Africa (RPMASA) has the latest requirements on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). RPMASA can help with training and advice on regulations for dangerous goods packaging and labelling, packaging testing and certification. For further information please visit the RPMASA website www.rpmasa.org.za
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RECYCLING PAPER AND CARDBOARD

Preserving the environment for future generations is everyone’s responsibility and when it comes to recycling, it takes a team effort to achieve the best possible outcomes. South Africans from all walks of life can take their places on this team to make waste recycling a national success story and a viable business opportunity. Read the [&hellip
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CORRUGATED PACKAGING HELPS REDUCE WASTE

It’s a myth that reducing packaging will automatically cut the amount of waste from fast food – in fact effective corrugated solutions can help the environment by reducing the amount of consumer food going to landfill, said the U.K.-based Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) Read the full story http://www.naylornetwork.com/ppi-otw/articles/index.asp?aid=331137&issue
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A PASSION FOR POLYSTYRENE RECYLCING

POLYSTYRENE RECYCLING SOARS THANKS TO INNOVATIVE, PRETORIA-BASED ENTREPRENEUR Jimi Son currently recycles 20 tons of polystyrene per month that goes into decorative picture frames and mouldings sold throughout South Africa.  He will soon need in excess of 100 tons per month to keep up with the demand. Above: Jimi Son (Polystyrene Recycler), Adri Spangenberg (PSPC) and Min [&hellip
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