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Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collab
Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collabArticle

Earlier this year, Nestlé Smarties globally announced its switch to 100% recyclable paper packaging. The sustainable packaging solution was introduced to the South Africa market in March...

16 Apr 2021

Should plastics be banned?
Should plastics be banned?Article

You may think our answer is obvious and potentially in contrast to those who believe that plastic is nothing but a pollutant. If most of our answer lies within the question, should the question not rather be 'why plastics cannot be banned?' Here's our perspective...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Apr 2021

How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packaging
How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packagingArticle

Wheat straw and mango peels that are normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed could potentially be used in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic active food packaging that could help keep products fresher for longer...

15 Mar 2021

New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartons
New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartonsArticle

Fibre Circle is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable...

15 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrumArticle

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 6 Jan 2021

Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutions
Gold Pack Awards 2020 showcases SA's best packaging solutionsArticle

The winners of this year's Gold Pack Awards were announced during an online ceremony last week. The awards platform is regarded as the premier event for South Africa's packaging industry...

3 Nov 2020

Annual survey reveals plastics recycling figures for 2019
Annual survey reveals plastics recycling figures for 2019Article

During 2019, 503,600 tonnes of plastics waste was collected for recycling. Of this, more than half (362,800 tonnes) was packaging...

16 Oct 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, waste
FAO launches platform to help global community reduce food loss, wasteArticle

Gearing up for the inaugural International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste on 29 September, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has unveiled a new platform...

30 Jul 2020

Polystyrene: Supreme packaging, here to stay!
Polystyrene: Supreme packaging, here to stay!Article

Mpact Versapak, situated in Paarl, Western Cape and in Roodekop, Gauteng, is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging and cling film, in Southern Africa...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 10 Mar 2020

First Choice introduces bio-based fresh milk ESL packaging
First Choice introduces bio-based fresh milk ESL packagingArticle

First Choice has introduced its new fresh milk Extended Shelf Life (ESL) packaging made from bio-based material...

27 Jan 2020

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation
Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovationArticle

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

20 Jan 2020

Fair Cape Dairies cuts carbon footprint of EcoPlus long life packaging
Fair Cape Dairies cuts carbon footprint of EcoPlus long life packagingArticle

Fair Cape Dairies is continuing its sustainability journey by introducing reduced carbon footprint packaging for its long-life milk...

15 Jan 2020

Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the Netherlands
Unilever unveils €85m food innovation centre in the NetherlandsArticle

Unilever has invested €85 million in a new food innovation centre in the Netherlands, as the consumer goods giant looks to address "major global food system challenges".

9 Dec 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019Article

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2019

New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by ships
New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by shipsArticle

A significant proportion of marine plastic comes from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law...

3 Oct 2019

Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in Africa
Hyperconnectivity and financial inclusion: Hype vs reality in AfricaArticle

A mobile payment solution for Africa, by Africans, is the solution that the payments scheme Bluecode Africa is bringing to businesses, merchants and consumers on the continent...

Murray Gardiner, Issued by Bluecode Africa 27 Sep 2019

From bottle to bag: Nationwide roll-out of PnP bags made from recycled plastic
From bottle to bag: Nationwide roll-out of PnP bags made from recycled plasticArticle

In line with Pick n Pay's plastic waste reduction initiatives, the retailer is rolling out a new, affordable reusable bag made from recycled plastic waste, which will be replaced by Pick n Pay for free...

20 Sep 2019

Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers
Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturersArticle

Modern manufacturers must meet consumer demands for quality and cost while simultaneously recognising the emerging realities of climate change...

9 Jul 2019

Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy
Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energyArticle

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use...

Alvin Orbaek White 18 Jun 2019

Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)
Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)Article

The Product of the Year survey has revealed that Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bags has been voted the best product in the Food Packaging category...

6 Jun 2019

Does packaging affect food safety?
Does packaging affect food safety?Article

With PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and Polystyrene regularly under the spotlight, let's iron out some misperceptions and understand which accreditations and certifications to look out for in order to safely package our food...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 31 May 2019

A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retail
A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retailArticle

Commercial refrigeration is a huge investment for retailers who produce and sell food. It is essential that these appliances be thoroughly cared for to ensure a safe, clean and hygienic environment...

30 May 2019

Recycling: poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports - this could make the system fairer
Recycling: poorer countries can now refuse plastic waste imports - this could make the system fairerArticle

The world generated 242 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2016 - a figure that's expected to grow by 70% in the next 30 years...

Jen Allan 27 May 2019

SA student excels in global award for wood-based project
SA student excels in global award for wood-based projectArticle

The research projects, presented in Vancouver, Canada to industry executives at the ICFPA-hosted international CEO Roundtable, were judged against the theme of disruptive technologies that can revolutionise the future of forest-based products and services...

20 May 2019

When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable
When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradableArticle

The idea of a "biodegradable" plastic suggests a material that would degrade to little or nothing over a period of time, posing less of a hazard to wildlife and the environment...

Isabel Thomlinson 6 May 2019

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainabilityArticle

This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2019

What SA dietitians say about the planetary health diet
What SA dietitians say about the planetary health dietArticle

For the first time in human history there is a proposal on the table that all the world's people follow the same diet...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 19 Mar 2019

#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed
#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealedArticle

South Africa's most innovative consumer products have been recognised in the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

15 Mar 2019

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plasticsArticle

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fuelled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world's coastlines and clogged landfills...

Anastasia Telesetsky 8 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addictionArticle

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

Sabrina Chakori 5 Feb 2019

KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025
KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025Article

KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, has publicly committed to ensuring that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging across its global system will be recoverable or reusable by 2025...

25 Jan 2019

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally mattersArticle

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

Sharmila Ragunanan 22 Jan 2019

Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printing
Tetra Pak ramps up carton packaging customisation with digital printingArticle

Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak is to become the first company in the food and beverage carton industry to offer full-colour digital printing on its carton packages...

17 Jan 2019

Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem
Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problemArticle

Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown?

Margaret Sobkowicz 17 Jan 2019

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu
All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menuArticle

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservationArticle

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packagingArticle

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2018

Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener
Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greenerArticle

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with metal company Rio Tinto...

19 Nov 2018

Mpact Plastics Atlantis cuts the grade
Mpact Plastics Atlantis cuts the gradeArticle

The Mpact Plastics Atlantis plant is now also FSSC 22000 certified. FSSC 22000 is an encompassing standard that is recognised by all stakeholders in the food industry and is also applicable to the food packaging industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 7 Nov 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in AfricaArticle

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

12 Sep 2018

Amasa Award entries open
Amasa Award entries openArticle

Entries for the 2018 Amasa Awards are now open and an exciting new award, the Amasa Agency of the Year Award, has been added to the programme...

Issued by Amasa 14 Aug 2018

IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceability
IoT and ERP combine for improved food traceabilityArticle

The Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on food traceability will be instrumental in addressing everything from world hunger to improving food safety...

Stuart Scanlon 8 Aug 2018

Are healthier people going to save the planet?
Are healthier people going to save the planet?Article

Does our sensitivity to the planet's health depend on the status of our own, personal health?

Dr Craig Nossel 24 Jul 2018

Local inventor finds way to generate gas from plastic trash
Local inventor finds way to generate gas from plastic trashArticle

From building alien spaceships on the set of the film District 9 to setting up his own hydroponic system at home, innovator Pierre "Pops" Pretorius always had an idea floating around in his head...

Farren Collins 22 Mar 2018

China bans foreign waste - but what will happen to the world's recycling?
China bans foreign waste - but what will happen to the world's recycling?Article

The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials...

Christine Cole 24 Oct 2017

Africa on the road to industrial progress
Africa on the road to industrial progressArticle

A special UNIDO meeting on “innovation in infrastructure development and sustainable industrialisation” in developing countries, including Africa, took place in New York recently...

24 Aug 2017

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chainArticle

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

Lisa Jack 16 Aug 2017

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