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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Join the Institute of Packaging

Join the Institute of Packaging and stay connected in this fast developing industry By joining the Institute of Packaging (SA), packaging professionals not only develop a sense of belonging, they keep abreast if many important issues affecting this fast developing industry. Download the advertisement with full details here.

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