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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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PACKAGING SA RESPONDS TO PLASTICS BAN

5 March 2019 Packaging SA (PSA), the organisation representing packaging converters and associated companies, welcomes the Department of Environmental Affairs’ acknowledgement that government has failed to develop competent waste management facilities and that municipalities are neither able to implement waste removal infrastructure nor exercise control over current pollution regulations. One...

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Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan

PACKAGING SA INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 28 of the National Environmental Management Waste Act (No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA) as amended, and GN 41303 (December 2017) of a Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan. Applicant: Packaging SA NPC Consultant: JG Afrika (PTY) Ltd Project: Integrated...

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Buy local to create jobs

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked. Research shows that, if you have never had a job before, your chances of finding employment decreases with each year.  Concerns about unemployment in the country started in 1998. While the country was experiencing growth, the jobs were not forthcoming out of this growth,...

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Some call for global treaty on plastic marine waste

At UN meeting, some call for global treaty on plastic marine waste More than 200 countries adopted a resolution urging much more be done about plastic waste, and some said they wanted the action to lead to legally binding treaties. More aggressive action against plastic waste, especially to keep it from getting into the oceans, was in the driver’s seat at a major United Nations environmental meeting...

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