keyboard_arrow_upPushing the environmental agenda forward
keyboard_arrow_downPushing the environmental agenda forward

Innovative partnerships are proving a key in tapping into the power of recycling. This is true of ABI’s Schools Recycling Programme (SRP). The programme is creating a cycle of environmental responsibility in needy communities thanks to the commitment of its young ARRs: ABI Recycling Representatives.

keyboard_arrow_upEnvironmental issues on the agenda
keyboard_arrow_downEnvironmental issues on the agenda

Late last year the sustainability division of Plastics|SA was honoured for the commitment it has shown in ridding the environment of plastic litter by receiving the Corporate External Award at the 2014 Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife/Old Mutual Excellency Awards.

keyboard_arrow_upEnvironmental impacts of long-life food packaging: best environmental performance goes to carton packs
keyboard_arrow_downEnvironmental impacts of long-life food packaging: best environmental performance goes to carton packs

In a life-cycle assessment carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), the environmental impacts of the main long-life food packaging solutions in current use were compared. The result: compared to food metal cans, glass jars, retortable pouches and plastic pots, the carton pack has the best environmental performance. Compared to the other packaging solutions included in the study, using carton packs can save CO2 emissions by up to 63 per cent, and consumption of fossil resources by up to 69 per cent. According to the study, the main drivers behind the environmental impacts of a packaging solution are the material used, and the quantity of the material.

keyboard_arrow_upEcolab to showcase solutions for environmental sustainability
keyboard_arrow_downEcolab to showcase solutions for environmental sustainability

Ecolab has been an exhibitor and partner to the various European drinktec shows for several years and will be bringing its line up of innovative solutions to the Food & Drink Technology Africa 2014 show. It is also a sponsor of the event.

keyboard_arrow_upWhey-ing Greek yoghurt’s environmental impact
keyboard_arrow_downWhey-ing Greek yoghurt’s environmental impact

In the US, Greek yoghurt is a booming $2 billion a year industry, but it produces millions of litres of waste that’s proving a problem in disposing.

keyboard_arrow_up36 die from listeria infection in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_down36 die from listeria infection in South Africa

SA Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced the outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID).

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak’s carton equity
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak’s carton equity

More than 60 per cent of consumers agree that glass packaging is better for the environment than other types of packaging. Tetra Pak believes this is erroneous as life cycle assessments (LCA) on carton indicate it is environmentally friendlier than glass.

keyboard_arrow_upPollution liability risk on the rise for SA businesses
keyboard_arrow_downPollution liability risk on the rise for SA businesses

Pollution liability is becoming an increasingly intricate issue in South Africa and businesses, as well as the relevant directors and employees in their personal capacity, are facing an increased risk of being held criminally and civilly liable for causing damage to the environment. A person or business who pollutes the environment if found guilty can […]

keyboard_arrow_upDevoted to zero pellet loss
keyboard_arrow_downDevoted to zero pellet loss

Polyoak Packaging has become part of a worldwide drive by leaders in plastics to reduce the number of plastic pellets ending up in rivers and ultimately the ocean. The company signed a pledge on 24 October, to prevent resin pellet, flake and powder loss as part of Plastics|SA’s Operation Clean Sweep launched earlier this year.

keyboard_arrow_upWhat’s Hot in Food Review January 2018?
keyboard_arrow_downWhat’s Hot in Food Review January 2018?

Food Review has been the industry mouthpiece for the past 43 years. Incorporating BEVERAGE REVIEW and PACKAGING REVIEW, the journal is more comprehensive, relevant and valuable than ever. Please note: Should you wish to feature your solutions/products that don’t fit in with the exact briefs below – please don’t hesitate to send editorial. Click here now to download the […]

keyboard_arrow_upPackaging conference and free-to-attend seminars at Propak Cape
keyboard_arrow_downPackaging conference and free-to-attend seminars at Propak Cape

Business decision-makers, purchasing influencers and other industry professionals will be heading to Propak Cape this month. As the Western Cape’s premier packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, visitors will be looking for the latest products, technologies and services as well as to network, develop supplier relationships and engage with industry organisations.

keyboard_arrow_upA first for Italy
keyboard_arrow_downA first for Italy

Centrale del Latte di Brescia has doubled its aseptic production of UHT milk in PET bottles and in doing so is benefitting from a simple, safe and sustainable packaging line. The project saw this innovation-driven company become the first producer in Italy to invest in Sidel’s aseptic and environmentally friendly combined blow-fill-cap solution with dry […]

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak demonstrates future readiness
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak demonstrates future readiness

Tetra Pak is displaying its range of processing, packaging, and distribution solutions at Propak Cape 2017 at stand D54 in Hall 1.

keyboard_arrow_upA constantly expanding portfolio and footprint
keyboard_arrow_downA constantly expanding portfolio and footprint

Geiger & Klotzbücher, a family owned business since 1967, welcomes all to see equipment from its new partner for vacuum packaging machines made in Germany, BOSS Vakuum. The company describes its PaperLike as an exciting new packaging printing technology that will soon be launched for the first time in South Africa. Visit its stand C52 […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecialist solutions for the meat industry
keyboard_arrow_downSpecialist solutions for the meat industry

Through its representation of world leading manufacturers, DFS Process Solutions offers turnkey solutions for primary through to further processing, including rendering and wastewater treatment.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise again certified as green
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise again certified as green

The German Association for Sustainability, has again certified Symrise as a green company. The association stated that the fragrance and flavouring manufacturer satisfied international requirements of the Global Conformance Program.  Symrise is therefore allowed to use the Green Company label over the next three years.

keyboard_arrow_upTransforming agricultural education through technology
keyboard_arrow_downTransforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments to improve farming productivity. Most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

keyboard_arrow_upPETCO celebrates women’s achievements this month
keyboard_arrow_downPETCO celebrates women’s achievements this month

August is the month for celebrating women and PETCO raises the flag for the phenomenal contribution women make to the South African recycling sector, demonstrating leadership, business acumen and strategic thinking. Two extraordinary women are amongst other entrepreneurs who were honoured at the PETCO AGM recently. This was for their contribution to PET recycling in South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upSeven simple actions to green SA this Mandela Day
keyboard_arrow_downSeven simple actions to green SA this Mandela Day

The Glass Recycling Company provides simple practices that can be followed on 18 June to contribute to an environmentally friendly environment. These are as follows:

keyboard_arrow_upThe successful Vinyls SA Conference 2017
keyboard_arrow_downThe successful Vinyls SA Conference 2017

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) hosted a Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton recently.

keyboard_arrow_upMetal packaging industry body formed
keyboard_arrow_downMetal packaging industry body formed

The South African packaging industry has welcomed the news that a new industry body was recently formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry.  MetPac-SA is the new Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) tasked specifically with looking after the interests and recycling of steel, tin plate and aluminium packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upKnow your plastics
keyboard_arrow_downKnow your plastics

Plastics|SA and the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) share concerns about the misconceptions surrounding biodegradable packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upPlastics|SA’s waste collection success
keyboard_arrow_downPlastics|SA’s waste collection success

Plastics|SA’s clean-up crews collected more than 39 000 kg’s of waste along the routes used by the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon participants in Cape Town. Douw Steyn, the director of sustainability at Plastics|SA says a majority of the waste collected after annual events such as the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon comprises plastic. Plastic has a high recycling value.

keyboard_arrow_upMetsä Board’s traceable paperboard
keyboard_arrow_downMetsä Board’s traceable paperboard

The hygiene requirements for food are strict throughout the production chain, and packaging must meet the tough demands presented by moisture, cold, grease and light. Strong packaging helps contents stay intact throughout the logistics chain,’ says vice president of Metsä Board’s sustainability and energy, Soili Hietanen.

keyboard_arrow_upEnvirocore’s sustainable packaging
keyboard_arrow_downEnvirocore’s sustainable packaging

When looking at food that has been wasted, it is easy to understand that well-designed packaging plays an important role in protecting consumables throughout the value chain.The carton and board packaging sector has a duty to respond to the needs and demands of its customers in the food and beverage industry. We unpack some of the latest innovations in the sector.

keyboard_arrow_upGround-breaking research into recycling options for multi-layer packaging
keyboard_arrow_downGround-breaking research into recycling options for multi-layer packaging

The partners of the innovative ‘Virtuous Circle’ project recently announced the results of ground-breaking research into new recycling options for multilayer food packaging. The findings shed new light on the potential of this type of packaging to be ‘upcycled’ for use in products of value in a circular economy.

keyboard_arrow_upFood, beverage supply chain under focus at SAPICS 2017 conference
keyboard_arrow_downFood, beverage supply chain under focus at SAPICS 2017 conference

Food production is the world’s largest manufacturing sector, and in Africa it is second only to the oil and gas industry. Potential for further growth is substantial, but it relies on efficient and innovative supply chains to get food to the end-consumer.

keyboard_arrow_upPrimary school wins clean-up and recycling competition
keyboard_arrow_downPrimary school wins clean-up and recycling competition

A group of Port Elizabeth learners from Kabega Primary School emerged victorious in Plastics|SA’s annual clean-up and recycle competition. The school’s students proved their mettle after pledging their commitment to sustainability and cleaning up the environment. Sustainability manager at Plastics|SA, Jacques Lightfoot says the aim of the competition is to encourage schools, organisations and the public to participate in clean up or recycling activities.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld-class line-up for SAPICS 2017
keyboard_arrow_downWorld-class line-up for SAPICS 2017

A world-class line-up of speakers has been confirmed for the “Business Unusual” 39th Annual SAPICS conference and exhibition for supply chain professionals. The event takes place at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town from 4 to 7 June 2017.