Skip to main content

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The Minister has now formally withdrawn the Section 28 Notice (August 12 Gazette) calling for Industry to submit an IWMP.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 packaging Industry. We will keep you informed of any further...

Continue reading

Want to save the environment? Use plastic shopping bags!

UK study finds that reusable cloth and canvas totes are more detrimental than plastic bags By: Clare Goldsberry  September 04, 2016 For the past decade we have allowed junk science to shame us into not using plastic shopping bags. Municipalities across the country have been on a “ban the bag” crusade in an effort to save the environment from the evils of the plastic shopping...

Continue reading

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 this notice.  Please click on the link to download the registration...

Continue reading

HOW PLASTICS HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

In late July, the American Chemistry Council released one of the most important studies that I can remember related to plastics. The study concluded that the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than replacing plastics with alternative materials. Read the full article by Don Loepp posted on Plasticsnews.com http://www.plasticsnews.com/ar...

Continue reading

Global plastics packaging market to hit $375 billion by 2020

Global plastics packaging market to hit $375 billion by 2020 by  Kari Embree in Plastics Today on July 29, 2016// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // According to a recent report, global demand for plastic packaging was valued at $270 billion in 2014, and is expected to reach $375 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% between 2015 and 2020. In terms of...

Continue reading

Study: Plastics reduce environmental impact

Study: Plastics reduce environmental impact. By Gayle S. Putrich posted on PlasticsNews.com There isn’t a single person in the plastics industry who hasn’t been regularly bombarded with concerns from all sides about the environmental costs of plastic production and use. But a new study takes some of the sting out, finding the environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging...

Continue reading

HOW RECYCLED PLASTICS ARE HELPING TO SAVE A MANGROVE SWAMP

For the 2016 World Oceans Day, Plastics|SA (the SA Plastics Industry), collaborated with Grindrod Bank, Wildlands Trust, POLYCO and Packaging SA, to upgrade the walkways at the Beachwood Mangroves in Durban. Blog  by Carole Knight, a professional investigative writer http://caroleknight.co.za/2016/07/how-plastics-are-coming-to-the-rescue-of-a-mangrove-swamp/  

Continue reading

EMERGING TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

In today’s world, sustainability is no longer an option, but an essential design element in order to attract, relate to and retain consumers. Plastics today Special Report by Kari Embree PT1603_33-36_feature_packaging

Continue reading

DESIGNING FOR RECOVERY

Planet Ark’s Shaun Scallan shares his view on the perils of packaging designed without recycling in mind PACKAGING is a wonderful thing, but from a sustainability perspective there is scope for it to become much better. In an ideal world, all packaging would be recyclable. This would mean the materials making up the packaging would be recovered for their next reincarnation. Read the full article...

Continue reading

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 that is nearing completion...

Continue reading