Master Plan for Plastics Industry

As part of government’s Industrial Policy Reimagined, a Plastics Industry Master Plan is being developed to put the industry on a growth trajectory.


The Master Plan approach has been used in several other sectors as a collaboration between industry, labour and government to develop a vision for the industry, identify blockages and constraints, and develop a set of key actions that need to be taken forward over the short and medium term.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, supported by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), have engaged the services of an industry expert with more than 30 years of experience in the plastics industry to assist in the development of a draft Plastics Industry Master Plan.

This process has been undertaken in close collaboration with Plastics SA.

Desktop research has been done and a number of firms have been consulted. We are now undertaking consultations to ensure that the views of industry, labour, the NGO sector and government are included in the report.
As such, we would like to hear your views and we invite you to a virtual discussion on the progress and findings of the research.