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Polystyrene Association of SA links important members of its value chain

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local municipalities,...

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PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE

PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP CREWS HELP KEEP ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CAPE TOWN’S TWO MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE The Plastics|SA Clean-Up Crews will once again help to ensure that the waste footprint of two of Cape Town’s biggest sporting events taking place in March this year, is kept as small as possible. For the 11th consecutive year, Plastics|SA’s Sustainability Manager, John Kieser,...

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Coca-Cola to collect/recycle equivalent of its packaging sold

By Anne Marie Mohan, Senior Editor, Packaging World Coca-Cola has announced what it says is an industry-first goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. The company and its global network of bottling partners will tackle the goal, which is part of a holistic plan called World Without Waste, through a renewed focus on the entire packaging life cycle—from...

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More companies make recycling pledges

Posted on  January 30, 2018 by Colin Staub – posted on Resource-Recycling.com Credit: Nguyen/Shutterstock Five brands recently made public commitments to produce recyclable packaging or increase their recycled content by 2025. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced the new corporate vows during the World Economic Forum this month. The organization noted there are now 11 companies that...

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Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging. As part of the pledge, the company has stated a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centrepiece of the company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to...

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Factors that impact recycling successes in South Africa

Recycling plays a big role in the South African economy and offers work opportunities to thousands of South Africans. The Glass Recycling Company recently looked at seven key factors that impact and may continue affecting recycling successes in South Africa in 2018, Sandton Chronicle reports. “Currently South Africa does not have mandatory punitive legislation in place which makes separation of...

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Amcor promises recyclable future for all its packaging

Plastics packaging maker Amcor Ltd. will make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 as part of a larger push by a group of 10 brands and retailers. The global packaging company, which makes both rigid and flexible plastics packaging, said it also is “committed to significantly increasing its use of recycled materials and driving consistently more recycling of packaging around the world.” Read...

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Injured sea turtle with 3D printed brace is growing, thriving

Injured sea turtle with 3D printed brace is growing, thriving  January 17, 2018  By Roger Renstrom posted on Plasticsnews.com An injured sea turtle found in the cooling canal of a New Jersey power plant in 2013 is now growing and thriving at a California aquarium thanks to 3D printing. Staff at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego collaborated...

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Dow joins project building roads with recycled LDPE

Dow joins project building roads with recycled LDPE Posted on resource-recycling.com on  January 12, 2018 by Jared Paben In Indonesia, the road to plastic marine debris prevention may be paved with, well, plastic. A unit of Dow Chemical Co. announced its participation in a project to recycle post-consumer plastics into asphalt for use in road pavement. The goal is to boost diversion rates...

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Coca-Cola increases recycling efforts to contribute to waste-free world

To battle the increasing number of plastic items on landfills and in the world’s oceans, beverage giant Coco-Cola plans to take one can or bottle “back”, for every bottle or can sold globally, by 2030. “We are fundamentally reshaping our approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of our packaging by 2030. Posted on Engineering News on 19th January...

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