keyboard_arrow_upSuccess of plastics recycling rates
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Plastics|SA has released the plastics recycling figures for the year ending 2017. For the seventh year in a row, the recycling of plastic has continued to grow.

keyboard_arrow_upFemale workers are integral to restoring Cape Town’s natural water supply systems
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When Sheree Adonis (20) graduated from high school in 2015, she had dreams of finding a job and starting a career. But job opportunities in her home town of Mamre, a community living about 30 kilometres north of the City of Cape Town, were few and far between. Despite applying for jobs via the internet, […]

keyboard_arrow_upWhy sustainable supply chains are critical
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Conversation about environmental practices and the behaviour of individuals and businesses when it comes to sustainability are making headlines. The City of Johannesburg announced a new programme compelling residents to separate waste at its source as of 1 July to not only curb the environmental impact within the city, but also manage rapidly decreasing landfill […]

keyboard_arrow_upPolystyrene recycling on the rise
keyboard_arrow_downPolystyrene recycling on the rise

South Africa’s success with the collection and recycling of post-consumer polystyrene continues to grow. This is owing to combined efforts by collectors and recyclers around the country. In spite of the difficulty in recycling plastic, polystyrene figures have increased over the past eight years.

keyboard_arrow_upReduce waste with new skin packs
keyboard_arrow_downReduce waste with new skin packs

On 16 May, Sealed Air hosted an event at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, to address sustainability issues for primary packaging. The event included a number of discussions by company representatives. The Sealed Air team show the latest skin packs launched with Stockdale alongside Valentino Branchi, sales director for the Middle East and Africa, and Marteau […]

keyboard_arrow_upSmarter supermarkets will reduce food waste in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downSmarter supermarkets will reduce food waste in South Africa

Food wastage is a global problem. Roughly a third of all the food produced for human consumption around the world is lost or wasted, according to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). If just a fourth of this food could be saved, the report states, it could feed 870 […]

keyboard_arrow_upNine remarkable facts about returnable glass bottles
keyboard_arrow_downNine remarkable facts about returnable glass bottles

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) encourages both the recycling of glass bottles and jars as well as the return of reusable glass bottles to retailers and traders.

keyboard_arrow_upTetra Pak’s evolution in straws
keyboard_arrow_downTetra Pak’s evolution in straws

The multinational food packaging and processing company aims to launch a paper straw for its portion-sized carton packs by the end of this year. This is part of a broader programme to help address the issue of plastic straw waste.

keyboard_arrow_upNew campaign takes a stand against marine plastic pollution
keyboard_arrow_downNew campaign takes a stand against marine plastic pollution

Plastics|SA has released a series of new radio and television adverts addressing the issue of plastic litter in marine environments.

keyboard_arrow_upA record-breaking amount of plastic bottles recycled in SA
keyboard_arrow_downA record-breaking amount of plastic bottles recycled in SA

About 2.15 billion plastic bottles, weighing in at 93 235t, were recycled by the South African PET plastic industry in 2017. This resulted in saving 578 000m3  of landfill space. It also created 64 000 income-generating opportunities in the process.

keyboard_arrow_upThe Coca-Cola Company sets new standards in waste reduction
keyboard_arrow_downThe Coca-Cola Company sets new standards in waste reduction

The Coca-Cola Company recently announced it will be reshaping its approach to packaging. The beverage giant set a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100 per cent of its packaging by 2030.

keyboard_arrow_upHow Africa is dealing with the environmental impact of packaging
keyboard_arrow_downHow Africa is dealing with the environmental impact of packaging

Africa has one of the most diverse food and cuisine markets on the planet, with the industry projected to reach $1 trillion by 2030. However, with the increase in diversity and interest in food across the continent, many countries are beginning to experience the impact and fallout of such a booming industry. Here Polly Duffee, […]

keyboard_arrow_upFirmenich recognised as world leader for environmental management
keyboard_arrow_downFirmenich recognised as world leader for environmental management

For the fourth consecutive year, Firmenich is pleased to announce its ranking on CDP’s Supplier Climate A List, among the top two per cent of corporations participating in the program. Adding to its “A List” for Water, this recognition confirms Firmenich’s position as a world leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate […]

keyboard_arrow_upUpcycling in food production
keyboard_arrow_downUpcycling in food production

Sustainability and environmental management play an important role in the food industry. Nevertheless, regardless of how efficiently the machines work and how resource-friendly they produce, at the end of the day the manufacturers are still faced with the question: What to do with the waste materials that are left over? Anuga FoodTec from 20 to […]

keyboard_arrow_upReach for bottled water this holiday season
keyboard_arrow_downReach for bottled water this holiday season

Holidaymakers in South Africa’s drought-stricken areas looking for a healthy, guilt-free alternative to the tap when it comes to slaking their thirst and staying hydrated should reach for bottled water this year.

keyboard_arrow_upIndustry in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes arrival of natural gas
keyboard_arrow_downIndustry in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes arrival of natural gas

Commercial-scale supplies of compressed natural gas will soon be available to industry in KwaZulu-Natal, with gas supplier Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, currently setting up shop and targeting 2018 for the first natural gas deliveries.

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.