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Plastics’ role in ensuring SA’s water infrastructure and security

"IN 2015, the world made a global commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6, which aim to ensure that everyone contributes to water and sanitation management by 2030. Today,...

Plastics industry – cleaning up the environment

THE South African plastics industry’s collection and recycling initiatives are having a positive effect on lessening the amount of plastic waste in the environment and society. This is evidenced by the...

Plastics industry releases latest recycling figures

PLASTICS SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has just released the official plastic recycling stats for the year ending 31 December 2020.  Each year, data is collected from...

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 comments on SONA

The plastics industry makes a valuable contribution to the country’s output growth and employment with a multiplier effect of 3.7 % for every job created and 3.5 % for every Rand...

#PlasticFreeJuly: Plastics: villain, victim or too valuable to waste?

Each year, millions of people around the world are encouraged to refuse single-use plastics as part of “Plastic Free July”. According to the organisers of this campaign, their aim and vision...

Plastics|SA hosts CIPAD annual assembly in Cape Town

Plastics|SA was privileged to host the 2018 Annual Assembly of the Council of International Plastics Association Directors (CIPAD), which took place in Cape Town from 7-9 November 2018.   As...

Lolly Stick bins made from PVC pipes help reduce major pollutant on SA beaches

A joint collaboration between Seadog Sport, Plastics|SA and DPI Plastics has led to the creation of a new retrieval project aimed at reducing the amount of plastics sticks and straws found on the...

Initiative to Capture Cape Town’s Trash Before it Hits the Coast

The City of Cape Town has joined key players and interested groups in the first of many meetings, to investigate ways to remove garbage from Cape Town’s rivers so it doesn’t...

Plastics SA helps industry members prepare for an uncertain future

The Sustainability Council of Plastics|SA and DRA Global Engineering Consultants hosted a seminar entitled “Preparing for an uncertain future” in which a panel of sustainability experts presented their thoughts on how...

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Cape Town getting closer to turning waste into wattage

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Members for Urban Waste Management and Energy visited the Coastal Park landfill Tuesday, 27 February 2024, to...

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