Preparing for an uncertain future

A key strategy of the PlasticsǀSA Sustainability Council is Resource Efficiency.  It is also one of Plastics|SA’s mandates that we facilitate the link between service providers and the plastics industry in terms of protecting and growing the South African plastics industry.

During times of economic downturn, energy and water solutions are of integral importance to remain competitive and profitable. PlasticsǀSA has identified leading industry partners NCPC, DRA Global, Solareff and EE Publishers as key sources of expertise in the field of resource efficiency and recently hosted a seminar, in conjunction with DRA Global, to find out just how critical these challenges are and what we can do to mitigate their effects.

dsc_0006L to R:  Wynand van der Merwe, Chris Yelland, Gerard Grobler, Jacques Lightfoot and Miguel dos Santos.



 Jacques Lightfoot, Sustainability Manager, Plastics|SA

If you weren’t able to attend this seminar, download the presentations below, and be sure to join us at the next seminar.  We will keep you posted on future dates.

Making sense of energy in a chaotic environment, Chris Yelland, well known journalist and winner of the SANEA Journalism Award for “special efforts within the field of journalism to promote greater understanding of energy and its role in sustaining human endeavours”.

Switch Africa Green ‘Enhancing industry resource productivity and environmental performance, Maggie Matumba, NCPC

The role of Green Skills Development in the transition to a sustainable Low Carbon Economy, Wynand Van Der Merwe, NCPC

DRA/Solareff Introduction, Miguel Dos Santos, DRA and Gerard Grobler, Solareff

For more information, or if you would like to present at future seminars, kindly contact