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WASTE RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES

With increased pressure on landfills and more awareness surrounding the importance of recycling, using the industry to promote small business growth among others can have tangible impact in local economies. Read the full story below: http://www.opportunityonline.co.za/articles/waste-15374.html

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Plastic bags, backpacks and solar power

Here’s a story highlighting some real business creativity: a group of South African entrepreneurs taking plastic bags and refashioning them into solar powered backpacks designed to give children light to study with. Click on link to read full story http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20150908/BLOG03/150909957/plastic-bags-backpacks-and-solar-power#utm_medium=email&utm_source=pn-daily&u...

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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 on link to read full article http://www.thegapp.co.za/flippingbook/June...

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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 beverage cans. Click on...

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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 full story published in Food & Beverage Reporter http...

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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&issueID=42760

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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 Choy, who is heading up...

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PACKAGING SA PRESIDENT

ANDRE DE RUYTER – NEW PACKAGING SA PRESIDENT Nampak’s CEO, Andre de Ruyter has assumed the role of President of Packaging SA. Andre has taken over from Ralph von Veh of Mpact, who will remain on the Executive Committee of Packaging SA until his planned retirement from Mpact in 2016. Packaging SA wishes to thank Ralph for his guidance and contribution to the organization.  André de Ruyter...

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FINAL FAREWELL TO OWEN BRUYNS

Gill Loubser of PACKAGiNG & Print Media pays special tribute to Owen Bruyns for his commitment to the Packaging Council of South Africa. Read the full story PACKAGiNG Print Media (May 2015)  

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