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Seedling trays now to be collected for recycling at garden centres around SA
Seedling trays made from expanded and high impact polystyrene are being collected at certain nurseries around the country for recycling. According to the Polystyrene Packaging Council’s Adri Spangenberg, this initiative has officially taken off in January 2016, after the South African Nurseries’ Association (SANA) gave its support to the Council’s recycling efforts and agreed to take back and collect all seedling trays that their…
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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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Johannesburg, 19 October 2015.Products made from PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) could be hard to recycle. Although South Africa saw a 3.9 % increase in the total amount of PVC diverted from landfill in 2014 (18 488 tons), vinyl is still often, and wrongly, regarded as being not-recyclable. However, SAPRO’s Recycled Product of the Year Awards which took place in Stellenbosch recently, proved that there is a growing market for recycled vinyl products.…
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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…
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POLYCO gives a much needed “hands-up” to worthy collectors
POLYCO, the Polyolefin Recycling Company (NPC), has announced the names of the 12 collectors of post-consumer polyolefin waste that will be receiving a total of R4.6million in grants and interest-free loans.
As part of POLYCO’s mandate to promote and grow the collection and recycling of post-consumer PP, HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE packaging materials, as is required in terms of the Packaging Industry obligations to the…
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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 DEC “in recognition of our commitment and wide reach in developing young people and also imparting environmental knowledge to different communities and schools”.…
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“A text book example for other municipalities to follow”
Cape Town, 21 September 2015. The City of Cape Town and Mpact Plastic Containers were awarded the SAPRO Trophy for the Recycled Product of the Year for their Fifty/50 Wheelie Bin that was entered in the Recycled Content Category.
The gala awards ceremony took place at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch earlier tonight, as one of the highlights of this week’s Clean-Up and Recycle…