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The Science behind Superb Packaging (Infographic)

An Interesting Infographic created by Direct Packaging Solutions. Click on the link below to view http://www.dpack.co.uk/blog/the-science-behind-superb-packaging-infographic/ Should you have any queries/comment kindly email Karen Smith:-  smith.karen548@gmail.com

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Recycling mindset has to be changed, say industry experts

The plastics industry has always faced challenges regarding the re-use and recycling of plastic products. Debates are ongoing about how to reduce the use of plastics, however experts in the industry feel that more of an emphasis should be placed on the recyclability of the material. Last month, plastics recycling sessions were held in Dubai at the 2016 Recycling Confex. Presenters at the...

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Plastics and Sustainability

Plastics and Sustainability:  A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement. Prepared by Truscot, July 2016 click on the link to download the paper. plastics-and-sustainability-2

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Solutions for cleaning up glass at the MRF

Resource Management Companies (RMC) wasn’t chomping at the bit to get into the glass beneficiation business. It was more or less forced to by the realities of glass collections and markets. But then the Midwest operator of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) found that it liked cleaning up glass for downstream users, said Cal Tigchelaar, company president. “We used to have very large costs...

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Getting a handle on IPSA

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) was formed in 1970 with the aim to promote high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry by providing opportunities for networking and education. Read the full article posted in Cape Business News on 28 November 2016,  click on the link below http://www.cbn.co.za/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=4862:ge tting-a-handle-on-ipsa&...

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A plastics engineer explains why we don’t need no stinking bag bans

True confessions: A plastics engineer explains why we don’t need no stinking bag bans By: Eric Larson in Packaging Sustainability, Recycling, Materials – November 18, 2016 All the bans in the world aren’t going to reduce marine waste unless we get people to stop throwing things away without thinking. What we need are intelligent solutions. We need to develop the infrastructure for...

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A mountain view and beyond for Boxmore Packaging

On the verge of celebrating its 21st anniversary, Boxmore Packaging has firmly established itself as the leading provider of rigid plastic packaging on the African continent and Indian Ocean Islands. Boasting big business capability with a family business touch, the manufacturer has become a formidable and trusted partner to the best brands. Read the full article on http://www.cbn.co.za/index.p...

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UN TDG & GHS meetings in Geneva

Formal documents and Agenda for the upcoming UN Transport of Dangerous Goods & Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals meetings to be held in Geneva at the end of November 2016 are available for perusal. Kindly contact Judy Wilkinson to request these documents and should you wish to comment, kindly advise Liz Anderson before 16th November 2016  – info@r...

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The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is celebrating 10 years of glass recycling success in South Africa

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is celebrating 10 years of glass recycling success in South Africa.  This anniversary marks a decade of sustainable glass recycling and glass reuse, a practice vital for all packaging. September is an appropriate time for celebrations as South Africa embarks on Glass Recycling Month. For the full story, click on the link to Infrastructure news http://www.infr...

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