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Environmental Legislation

South Africa has a multitude of different environmental laws some of which are complicated, contradictory and difficult to interpret. Legislation is also often changed or updated and amendments are gazetted frequently. Consequently this site is not designed to be a reference point for those seeking definitive information but rather as a guideline to what actually applies in South Africa. Whilst Packaging SA endeavours to regularly update this site with the latest available legislation those requiring absolute clarity on any environmental issue are requested to seek the appropriate legal advice.

Below is a list of the most frequently sought after environmental and related legislation.