Packaging industries raise R45 000 for new seabird hospital

At the recent Propak Cape 2017 Expo organisations within the Paper & Packaging Industry raised funds for SANCCOB and this great initiative has received much publicity. View the attached articles published across various platforms covering this great story. 1.The Green Times  –  31 Oct 2017 http://thegreentimes.co.za/packaging-industries-raise-r45-000-new-seabird-hospital/ 2.Plastics SA  –  1 Nov 2017 http://www.plasticsinfo.co.za/2017/11/01/plastics-industry-pledges-new-penguin-hospital/ 3.Fast Moving  –  2 Nov 2017  –       Aim Marketing [&hellip
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Five major trends in metal packaging

A trend towards metal packaging that is easier to open is seeing manufacturers adapting their cans at a faster rate than ever before. In an effort to meet the needs of consumers who want more easy-open systems, the trend is currently towards reclosable cans as well as microwave-suitable and self-heating metal containers. Manufacturers are focusing [&hellip
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Highlights and successes of the PSPC during 2016

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) looks back at a year filled with numerous highlights and successes. Click on the link to read the full newsletter http://eepurl.com/criOjr
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Getting a handle on IPSA

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) was formed in 1970 with the aim to promote high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry by providing opportunities for networking and education. Read the full article posted in Cape Business News on 28 November 2016,  click on the link below http://www.cbn.co.za/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=4862:ge tting-a-handle-on-ipsa&Itemid
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A mountain view and beyond for Boxmore Packaging

On the verge of celebrating its 21st anniversary, Boxmore Packaging has firmly established itself as the leading provider of rigid plastic packaging on the African continent and Indian Ocean Islands. Boasting big business capability with a family business touch, the manufacturer has become a formidable and trusted partner to the best brands. Read the full [&hellip
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UN TDG & GHS meetings in Geneva

Formal documents and Agenda for the upcoming UN Transport of Dangerous Goods & Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals meetings to be held in Geneva at the end of November 2016 are available for perusal. Kindly contact Judy Wilkinson to request these documents and should you wish to comment, kindly advise Liz Anderson [&hellip
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EMERGING TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

In today’s world, sustainability is no longer an option, but an essential design element in order to attract, relate to and retain consumers. Plastics today Special Report by Kari Embree PT1603_33-36_feature_packaging
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ISWA’s Circular Economy Six Pack of Reports

Comprehensive Reports from the ISWA Task Force With the Circular Economy Package sitting at the top of the European waste agenda, and COP21 commitments fresh off the drawing board, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has published a series of six high level reports detailing the challenges and opportunities presented by a shift away from [&hellip
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The circular economy moves from theory to practice

Practically speaking, the goals of the circular economy are to shift the take-make-waste linear industrial system in big and meaningful ways to create closed loop systems. The result is a net positive or restorative impact measurable at the scale of an economy, creating shared value with environmental, economic and social benefits.  How are these benefits [&hellip
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DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE WINS AWARD

KUDU AWARD from S.A. NATIONAL PARKS Delta  Environmental Centre  (DEC) is  truly honoured  to have won a KUDU Award from S A National Parks at a prestigious function held at the C S I R Conference Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015. The Award in the “Environmental Education and Capacity Building” category, was awarded to [&hellip
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