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EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation
Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementationArticle

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

19 Apr 2021

2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

Have your say on plastic bag regulations
Have your say on plastic bag regulationsArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations...

24 Aug 2020

Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not work
Why adopting biodegradable plastic bags in Kenya may not workArticle

There's been a great deal of contention and debate in Kenya over what should be used to replace plastic bags following the country's announcement that it's banning them...

Leah Oyake-Ombis 24 Jul 2017

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims
Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claimsArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not...

13 Apr 2017

Significant success of plastic bag rulesArticle

The success of the plastic bag regulations could be measured by the significant reduction in the number of flat carrier bags used by consumers since 2003, Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said Monday, 22 June 2009.

23 Jun 2009

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