Entries by Plastics SA Admin

PETCO announces positive PET recycling rate

Latest stats show 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 were collected for recycling DESPITE global market contractions, and now the rolling economic impact of Covid-19, South Africa’s PET plastic recycling value chain has kept its wheels turning, delivering another positive annual recycling rate while creating thousands of jobs for […]

Plastics Bags tread lightly on Mother Earth

The South African plastics industry has welcomed the recent findings released by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), confirming that reusable, plastic shopping bags have the lowest environmental footprint compared to carrier bags made from alternative materials.   The study was funded by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and aimed to […]