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Tag: Packaging

Checkers diverts 68 tons of unrecyclable material from landfill 

CHECKERS is the first South African retailer to replace its rotisserie chicken packaging with fully recyclable, responsibly sourced cardboard boxes. This will prevent 68 tons of non-recycled multi-layer laminated material from being landfilled every year.   This is part of Checker’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability as the...

Industry celebrates being back face-to-face at this year’s Propak Africa

As the packaging and related industries celebrated being back at an in-person trade event, there was a palpable energy and vibe at this year’s Propak Africa exhibition, which took place from...

Tip a hat to Bowler

IF the disruptions caused by the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic was the only thing Ottery-based plastics packaging specialist Bowler Metcalf had to endure... The group in its interim period to end June also...

Mobilising schools to improve recycling of packaging

Packa-Ching, an innovative community recycling collection initiative is on a mission to improve South Africa’s recycling rate by mobilising schools and their learners. Started by Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation NPC (Polyco) in...

Which laser coder best suits beverage packaging?

APPLYING best-before dates in the drinks industry makes applying best-before dates a challenge. This is because while some technologies can print at high speed, the codes are not permanent and may...

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