KZN MANUFACTURING INDABA

JOIN US AT THE KZN PROVINCIAL MANUFACTURING INDABA ON 22 AUGUST AT THE DURBAN ICC The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba will be discussing key topical issues that impact all manufacturers from small to large.  The conference programme will provide insights and discussion around the following aspects pertinent to manufacturing in the Province:  Manufacturing The Future – Be part of the 4th...

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Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan

PACKAGING SA INDUSTRY WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 28 of the National Environmental Management Waste Act (No. 59 of 2008) (NEMWA) as amended, and GN 41303 (December 2017) of a Public Participation Process for the Packaging SA Industry Waste Management Plan. Applicant: Packaging SA NPC Consultant: JG Afrika (PTY) Ltd Project: Integrated...

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IPSA Gold Pack Awards – Enter Now

Is your packaging excellent? Then you should be entering the Gold Pack Awards. This is not only a showcase for innovation, but also is a showcase for excellence in packaging – considering all the disciplines and science involved. These awards are an excellent way to “strut your stuff”. 17 Days to Enter Gold Pack 2018 on-line entries close in just over two weeks – on the 15th...

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SA METAL PACKAGING INDUSTRY POISED FOR GROWTH

“The South African metal packaging industry is poised for growth and is on the cusp of an exciting era as efforts to introduce new technology and improve this packaging material’s environmental credentials are starting to bear fruit.” This was the message that Kishan Singh, Chief Executive Officer of MetPac-SA, delivered at the Australian Institute of Packaging’s (AIP) biennial National Conference...

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EU plastics industry outraged by European Commission’s proposal to ban single-use plastics

The European Commission recently presented an ambitious new directive to tackle marine litter by introducing a number of measures, including reduction and restriction of selected single-use plastic products, such as disposable balloon sticks, straws, cutlery, plates, cups and food containers. That has the European plastics industry in an uproar. The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) sent out a...

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Register to engage and stay informed on the development of the Packaging SA Federation of Plans

Packaging SA is in the process of developing an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) in line with the Minister of Environmental Affairs “Call on the Paper and Packaging Industry, Electronical and Electronic industry and Lighting industry to prepare and submit industry waste management plans to the Minister for approval” detailed in Government Gazette No.1353 on 6 December 2017. Packaging SA intends...

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THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRY 4.0 ON MANUFACTURERS

Hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, the trade and industry hub of Sub-Saharan Africa’s escalating economic prowess, the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be set amidst the exciting backdrop of Industry 4.0 which aims to open a gateway of opportunities for existing and prospective manufacturers in the region. Known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the term Industry 4.0 is an embodiment of innovative...

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China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call

China’s trash import ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. The flip side: the world has finally been forced to rethink its approach to waste. Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper. On Friday, it extended the ban to dozens more types of recyclable materials, including steel waste, used...

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Biggest pollutants on SA beaches during 2017 identified

Plastics|SA recently released the audited results of the biggest pollutants found on our beaches during 2017. According to John Kieser, sustainability manager of Plastics|SA and coordinator of the clean-ups that took place in the Cape provinces, the past few months were spent compiling and analysing the datasheets that were filled in by more than 30,000 volunteers. More than five tonnes of litter...

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Tetra Pak to develop paper straws for juice boxes

Swiss packaging firm Tetra Pak is introducing paper straws for its juice boxes in response to growing concerns over plastic waste. The Lausanne-based company said April 30 it has been working to encourage consumers to push straws “back in the pack” once empty, so they can be collected along with the rest of the package. “Now, work is under way to develop a paper straw that is suitable for use on...

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