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Are you responsible for plastic packaging?
Are you responsible for plastic packaging?Article

The packaging value chain is complex and all industry stakeholders, including you, have to take responsibility in order to contribute sustainably...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 6 May 2021

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

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA
Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SAArticle

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030Article

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join Polyco
Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join PolycoArticle

Nestlé is the first food manufacturer and brand owner to join the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation, a not-for-profit industry body focused on reducing the amount of used polyolefin plastic packaging waste...

20 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

Woolworths implements further single-use plastic reductions in stores
Woolworths implements further single-use plastic reductions in storesArticle

Woolworths is expanding its 'plastic shopping bag free' policy to 52 more stores and has announced the replacement of plastic packaging with kraft packaging in 'Ripe and Ready' avocados...

13 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

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage
NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usageArticle

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

Covid-19 lockdown impacts significantly on beverage categories
Covid-19 lockdown impacts significantly on beverage categoriesArticle

The bottled water, energy drinks and sparkling soft drinks categories are three distinctively different categories, which have all suffered very different impacts as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Dr Dana Braithwaite, Issued by BMi Research 26 Nov 2020

Woolworths does away with plastic shopping bags at 145 stores
Woolworths does away with plastic shopping bags at 145 storesArticle

A total of 145 Woolworths stores across South Africa are now free from single-use plastic shopping bags...

9 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awareness
Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awarenessArticle

Tuffy has partnered with WWF SA to drive education, awareness and behaviour change around plastic waste...

5 Nov 2020

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to help
Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries - we're making new biodegradable materials to helpArticle

Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a new future for itself in plastics...

Deirdre McKay 29 Sep 2020

CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottles
CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Following successful launches in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Gauteng, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa is continuing the roll-out of its 2L returnable PET plastic bottle...

3 Sep 2020

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report showsArticle

South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus...

Issued by BMi Research 11 Aug 2020

From zero to accidental hero
From zero to accidental heroArticle

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has been working hard behind the scenes to strip out single-use plastic from guest bedrooms. In a bold move, the group, together with its South African supplier, The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC), is launching an all-new range of bathroom amenities, including a Zero Bar...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jul 2020

Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJuly
Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJulyArticle

Woolworths has announced two new paper packaging trials and the start of the national rollout of the specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases to 17 stores...

17 Jul 2020

The hygiene factor of plastic packaging
The hygiene factor of plastic packagingArticle

With hygiene in the spotlight, why is plastic packaging the preferred medium within the retail and home environments?

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Jul 2020

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?
Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?Article

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever
Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and UnileverArticle

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling Day
Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling DayArticle

Recycling is a vital part of the circular economy. It provides material input back into our market and minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill. With this twofold benefit, recycled material has quickly earned the title of the world's 'seventh resource' beside water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals...

12 Mar 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

Growth of liquid cartons cannot be contained
Growth of liquid cartons cannot be containedArticle

Changing dynamics within the food and beverage industry, coupled with the growth of the retail sector and increasing awareness around sustainability, has driven new growth and innovation in the packaging industry...

Quinton Swart 9 Mar 2020

Eco-artist Sarah Turner's giant suitcase made of plastic is on display at Heathrow.
BA plans to remove 30,000 suitcases of plastic from their flightsArticle

British Airways has set a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020...

27 Feb 2020

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindsetArticle

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals
Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goalsArticle

Pick n Pay has reiterated its pledge that all Pick n Pay branded product packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025...

7 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economyArticle

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

Nutrition trends for a new decade
Nutrition trends for a new decadeArticle

If there's one thing that characterised the first decade of the 21st Century, it is the volume, velocity and variety of change in our lives. Now that we've entered into the 2020's that is something that surely won't change...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 27 Jan 2020

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste
How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging wasteArticle

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

22 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

How beach pollution harms marine life
How beach pollution harms marine lifeArticle

With more people visiting South Africa's beaches in summer, this comes with an increased amount of litter left on the beach...

24 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

#FutureFit Yourself: The 5P's that will define the future shareholders' jobs
#FutureFit Yourself: The 5P's that will define the future shareholders' jobsArticle

For businesses to thrive, it requires a shareholder that truly lives and breathes these 5P's; purpose, people, planet, privacy, and its profits...

Carmen Murray 24 Oct 2019

Unilever pledges to slash use of new plastics
Unilever pledges to slash use of new plasticsArticle

Unilever has committed to reduce plastic waste across its portfolio and help create a circular economy for plastics. The pledge includes halving its use of virgin plastic...

9 Oct 2019

PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging design
PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging designArticle

To facilitate efforts by companies to think about their product packaging with reuse and recycling in mind, the PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has released a definitive guide to packaging design...

9 Oct 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?Article

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels
WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labelsArticle

Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

28 Aug 2019

Plastics|SA releases plastics recycling figures for 2018
Plastics|SA releases plastics recycling figures for 2018Article

Plastics|SA has released the latest plastics recycling figures which, according to the South African plastics industry umbrella body, show that SA has a dynamic, growing and well-supported plastics recycling industry...

21 Aug 2019

Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023
Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023Article

Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, has stated its ambition to eliminate all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs...

21 Aug 2019

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet
Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planetArticle

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging...

Alison Stowell 20 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry
Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industryArticle

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

1 Aug 2019

A Fish Named Faithful helps highlight Plastic-Free July at the Waterfront
A Fish Named Faithful helps highlight Plastic-Free July at the WaterfrontArticle

A wire and plastic sculpture of A Fish Named Faithful was unveiled at the V&A Waterfront earlier this month, highlighting the impact of plastic waste on marine life...

18 Jul 2019

Mpact's circular economy process: Our purpose goes beyond producing packaging
Mpact's circular economy process: Our purpose goes beyond producing packagingArticle

Mpact's investment in technology offers you the opportunity to be the change, placing you right next to them in their 50-year-old recycling journey...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Jul 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

Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membership
Mpact Versapak announces Petco voting membershipArticle

Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC-certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 4 Jul 2019

What is your contribution to recycling?
What is your contribution to recycling?Article

Recycling and re-using packaging materials have been placed at the forefront of the consumer mind...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 2 Jul 2019

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