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The Polystyrene Packaging Council, a product recovery organisation has changed its nameThe Polystyrene Packaging Council, a product recovery organisation (PRO) for expanded polystyrene and high impact polystyrene in South Africa is changing its corporate name to the Polystyrene Association of South Africa.

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PETCO celebrates the phenomenal contribution women make to the South African recycling sectorAugust 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.

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Obituary of front-runner for food industry packaging equipmentFrans Rynhard Slabber, a pioneer of South Africa’s food industry and founder of successful companies, Package Machine Designs, Family Foods and Tecom among others, passed away on 26 September age, 89.

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Easy pour package wins awardBoxmore Packaging’s Ina Paarman dressing bottle design has been recognised by the International Union of Food Science and Technology’s (IUFoST) Global Food Industry Awards. The product won first place in the packaging innovation category.

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Kelloggs-Coco-Pops-500gGolden Era was a recipient of the Flexographic Technical Association of South Africa’s (FTASA) best of show print excellence award in 2015. The company was recognised for packaging it produced for Kellogg’s Coco Pops, using Asahi AFP-TOP plates.

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