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Lack of quality material highlights need for waste to be separated at source.
Over the last couple of decades, Plastics|SA – the umbrella organisation representing the local plastics industry – has been measuring the recycling rate of plastics in South Africa. Annual updates are done to track the trends in recycling, with the results of the last comprehensive and complete survey for the year ending December 2015 just released.
Key findings for the 2015…
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Waste management legislation up for discussion at WasteCon 2016
High calibre speakers and industry experts will convene at this year’s waste management conference, WasteCon 2016. Pictured above is Torben Kristiansen, Vice President - Waste and Contaminated Sites at COWI A/S based in Denmark, keynote speaker for this year’s conference.
With the recent waste management policy and legislative changes in South Africa, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA’s) flagship biennial conference, WasteCon will set…
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As the expression goes, ‘waste not, want not’. By using resources sparsely and knowing what can be recycled, we can all contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment. The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) gives helpful tips and insight on what should be left out of the dustbin.
“There are various waste streams and most of them are appropriate for recycling. By seeing waste as a resource, we can help protect virgin…
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Almost four decades have passed since the South African packaging industry first heard the words polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. In 1979, the first two-litre PET bottle was introduced by Coca-Cola in Johannesburg – the first time this packaging was seen outside the US after it had been launched the previous year.
Since those early days numerous players have entered the plastics economy and production technology has moved on at a remarkable pace, with a wide range of consumer products now…
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Cape Town, 15 January 2016.
The South African plastics industry has joined the wave of volunteers helping to bring water relief to drought-stricken areas of our country, with the Maitland office of Plastics|SA becoming a collection point for water donations made by members of the public and businesses from Cape Town’s southern and northern suburbs.
“Low rainfall in parts of South Africa has caused severe drought and water scarcity. Five out of our nine…
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PLASTICS|SA CLEAN-UP TEAMS REPORT VISIBLE DROP IN LITTER LEFT BEHIND
The clean-up crew for the 2016 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Race
BY CYCLISTS AND SPECTATORS AT 2016 PICK N PAY CAPE ARGUS CYCLE RACE
Cape Town, 11 March 2016. This past weekend saw the Plastics|SA commemorating their tenth year of involvement in the annual Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Race that took place in Cape Town on the 5th and 6thof March 2016.…
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Association joins 64 organizations in signing Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter in a worldwide drive to keep plastics out of the ocean.
Johannesburg, 26 November 2015. Packaging SA has become the latest signatory to the plastics industry’s Global Declaration for Solutions to Marine Litter, highlighting its commitment to finding solutions to combat plastics in our oceans.
“We recognise that plastic packaging is a major contributor to marine litter and consequently feel that it is…