Plastics SA release 2019 recycling figures

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the entire South African plastics industry, has just released the plastics recycling figures for the year ending December 2019.  Showing that during 2019,  503,600 tons of plastics waste was collected for recycling. Of this, more than half (362,800 tons) was packaging – giving South Africa an input recycling rate of 45.7 %.  See the executive summary at https://www.plasticsinfo.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Plastics-Recycling-in-SA-2019-Executive-Summary.pdf

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South African Government launch “Debt Relief Fund” to help small business during Coronavirus pandemic

This Debt Relief Fund aimed at providing relief on existing debts and repayments, to assist SMMEs during the period of the COVID-19 State of Disaster. https://www.goodthingsguy.com/business/south-african-government-debt-relief-fund-coronavirus/ For SMMEs to be eligible for assistance under the Debt Relief Fund, the applicant must demonstrate a direct link of the impact or potential impact of COVID-19 on the…

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Great strides being made in the co-development of a South African Plastics Pact

The South African Plastics Pact has evolved since it was unveiled at the Design for Recycling event at Propak and the GreenCape & Sustainable Retailers Forum Circular Economy event in March this year. During this scoping and engagement phase driven by WWF, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response with 6 retailers, 4 brand owners,…

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SAPRO Best Recycled Product Awards wow!

A simple shipping pallet made from recycled plastic, manufactured by Palletplast, trumped twenty seven other semi-finalists winning the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) Best Recycled Plastic Product Awards 2019. Dubbed “the Oscars of the Plastics Industry”, the Best Recycled Plastic Product Awards were held on Monday, 04 November 2019 at Workshop17, V&A Waterfront Cape…

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SAPRO attended FIRST Thursday – May 2018

    Minister Alan Winde                                             Mandy Naude-Polyco Minister Winde has provided a short welcome and introduction to the importance of recycling and its role in a greener, more circular economy that supports country wide business development and job creation. SAPRO has recently attended a information sharing session with Polyco regarding the IWMP that are due for…

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