Please be advised that the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No 59 of 2008) Section 28 Notice has been published on 6 December 2017. Paper and packaging has been declared a priority waste by government. Each packaging waste stream will have to submit an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) to the Minister by September 2018, indicating how the paper and packaging industry will deal with its extended producer responsibility, decrease packaging in the environment, create employment and bring about transformation, amongst other aspects.
All “Producers” are now required to register with the Minister within two months of the date of publication of Government Gazette notice 41303 (by 6 February 2018) and to prepare and submit an IndWMP within nine months of this notice (by 6 September 2018). We are awaiting the registration form which will be forwarded to our members as soon as possible.
The gazette is attached below:-