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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

#BestofBiz 2020: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2020: CSI & SustainabilityArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's CSI & Sustainability site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

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

While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollution
While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollutionArticle

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in South Africa and across the world, vast quantities of plastic waste are also rising...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 29 Jul 2020

#Budget2020: Plastic bag levy increase the new sin tax?
#Budget2020: Plastic bag levy increase the new sin tax?Article

With the plastic bag levy increased for the fourth time in the 2020 Budget Speech, who will bear the cost?

Lorren de Kock 28 Feb 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?
Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?Article

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for Sars...

18 Feb 2019

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' storeArticle

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day
Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free DayArticle

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day today and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste...

3 Jul 2018

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There's more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bagsArticle

The focus for this year's World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean...

Dr Nonhlanhla Kalabaila 5 Jun 2018

Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling
Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recyclingArticle

Only about half of the nearly R2bn raised through the plastic supermarket bag levy has been officially allocated to recycling...

Guy Rogers 20 Mar 2018

#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018
#Budget2018: Five things you'll pay more for in 2018Article

Budget 2018 is an austerity budget. In a nutshell, the country has been spending more than it earns so we have to tighten our belt, and pay a bit more in tax...

22 Feb 2018

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

Tax is sweet news for boosting revenue
Tax is sweet news for boosting revenueArticle

SA's new sugar tax could add 20% to the price of a Coca-Cola, but would exempt Liquifruit and other 100% fruit juices, along with unsweetened milk and bottled water...

Hilary Joffe 11 Jul 2016

SAVA survey focused on phasing out of heavy metals
SAVA survey focused on phasing out of heavy metalsArticle

The Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) survey, conducted by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA), focused on the levels of compliance of member companies with regards to...

31 Aug 2015

Investment in long-term approach towards waste management key to success
Investment in long-term approach towards waste management key to successArticle

Plastics are one of the most used materials in today's world because of its various properties, ranging from cost saving and light weighting to durability and longevity...

Delanie Bezuidenhout 20 Apr 2015

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