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Tag: Plastics

Foreword for 2019 plastics recycling survey

John Wesley Hyatt invented the world’s first synthetic polymer in 1869 after he took up the challenge to develop a substitute for ivory. At the time, the growing popularity of billiards...

Developing a roadmap for the managing of plastic waste in SA

Industry leaders and stakeholders meet at plastics colloquium 2020. Key role-players in the plastics manufacturing, collection and recycling industries, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) and other interested parties participated...

Plastics Industry shows it support for waste pickers during COVID-19 lockdown

South Africa has close to 60 000 waste pickers who play a substantial role in the country’s waste management industry. As part of the country’s informal waste sector, they help recover...

Plastic pipes body calls for quality water infrastructure

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), the standards body for the plastic pipe industry, says the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in South Africa has once again highlighted the...

Kaap Agri in it to ‘bin’ it

KAAP Agri, the Paarl-based agribusiness services specialist, has ploughed a hefty R150 million into a sophisticated plastics manufacturing facility to broaden its manufacturing capabilities. Kaap Agri is best known for its Agrimark...

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50% Organics ban from landfills coming in 2022

THE landfill ban of organic waste in the Western Cape comes into effect in 2022 with a requirement of 50% reduction and 100% reduction...

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