Successful “Recycling in the Bag” campaign

200 waste collectors ahead of Global Recycling Day Over the past 15 years, more than 19 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered and kept out of South African landfills, the bales of which would almost go around the Earth twice. The country also boasts an average paper recovery rate of 70%, making paper the second-most recovered material in South Africa. Paper products...

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SRF FLEXIPAK – Sword of Honour

SRF FLEXIPAK PTY LTD AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS  HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT AWARD SRF Flexipak has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The company’s Cato Ridge site in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa was one of the organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health...

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LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS: A BLIGHT FOR SA METAL PACKAGING INDUSTRY

Industry suffers significant losses as manufacturing and recycling grind to a halt Johannesburg, May 11, 2020.  Prior to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, started on 27 March 2020, the country’s collection and recovery rate of post-consumer metal packaging (aluminium and tinplate) was estimated at an impressive 75.8%, as reported by BMi Research. The national five week lockdown constrained...

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SA PACKAGING AND PLASTICS INDUSTRIES APPLAUD MINISTER’S DECISION TO DEVELOP INDUSTRY-MANAGED WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The plastics and packaging industries of South Africa, represented by Packaging SA and Plastics SA, have both welcomed the announcement made by Ms Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to scrap the existing Section 28 plan for developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the paper and packaging industry. Although the development of this plan has...

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Gold Pack 2019

There are THREE DAYS TO GO for you to enter Gold Pack 2019. Promote your packaging excellence by entering an example of your great packaging before the 12th July. Go to www.GoldPack.org.za to enter now. The judges will be looking for examples that demonstrate packaging at its best. These awards are not just about innovation, but are particularly about professionalism in packaging. Has your...

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5 Trends in Metal Packaging

Decoration and sustainability to boost outlook for metal packaging Five technology innovations and trends are creating new value in metal packaging, making it a more attractive option for consumers and manufacturers. According to The Future of Metal Packaging and Coatings to 2023, the global metal packaging and coatings market is valued at almost $105.5 billion in 2018. Total value is forecast...

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CLEAN UP DURBAN CAMPAIGN

CALLING ALL NATURE-LOVERS: Let’s clean-up Durban together Durban has been hit by a terrible storm which has caused flooding, the destruction of homes, and has pushed a lot of waste from land into the water streams around Durban.  In response to this, we have joined hands with other industry organisations, including the plastics industry, to organise and support various clean-ups in the...

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