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Promoting Excellence in Packaging

The Gold Pack Awards programme is designed to showcase the very best of the packaging industry. With the introduction of the AfriStar Awards as a part of this awards programme the awards are now an international celebration and showcase for packaging across the African continent. Also all entries that are awarded Finalist medals the Gold Pack and AfriStar Awards are eligible to enter the WPO WorldStar...

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Think before you throw this Global Recycling Day

GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY – FRIDAY 18 MARCH 2022 Johannesburg – March 16, 2022 – Around 1.1 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging are recovered for recycling in South Africa every year. This accounts for just under 70% of paper products available for recovery in the country. Over the past 15 years, more than 19 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered and kept...

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GOOD NEWS – Paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling

Good news for households and waste collectors – paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling JOHANNESBURG – MARCH 15, 2022 – Under a new campaign name, “Recycling in the Bag”, Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation for the paper sector, teamed up with food service and packaging producer Detpak and Remade Recycling (part of the Mpact Group) to show 200...

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EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY – S18 OF NEMWA

On 5 May 2021, the final EPR Regulations were published by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE).  The regulations are effective as from 5 May 2021 and all producers have 6 months to register with the DFFE before the deadline of 4th November 2021. It is mandatory for any Producer to become a member of an approved EPR Scheme or Producer Responsibility Organisation...

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Fibre Circle launches campaign to promote more recycling of food and beverage cartons

JOHANNESBURG, March 9, 2021 – Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation (PRO) for the South African paper and paper packaging sector, is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable. This initiative forms part of the Super Cartons campaign, being run in partnership with Nampak Liquid Cartons, SIG Combibloc and Tetra...

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Oceans to Contain More Waste Plastic than Fish by 2050

There will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than fish by 2050, a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Article by Ben Messenger released on waste management-world.com. Click on the link below to read the full article http://waste-management-world.com/a/report-oceans-to-contain-more-waste-plastic-than-fish-by

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NATIONAL PACKAGING CONGRESS

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the National Packaging Congress on the 3rd and 4th November. Your current thinking will be challenged and you will gain new insights. Topics will range from the technical and operational to the strategic and business planning. By attending this Congress you will hear and see thought-provoking presentations from people whose job it is to know what is shaping...

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More plastic packaging can mean less waste, say experts

New research from Denkstatt, an Austrian environmental sustainability solutions think tank, has indicated that increasing the use of plastic in food packaging in a smart way can reduce spoilage in food and drink products, reducing waste. Click on the link to read the article posted on plastics news by Sara Cimetta, PLASTICS NEWS EUROPE http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20151005/NEWS/31006999...

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