Webinar: Transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy

IFAT Africa will be hosting a session on Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy as part of the virtual WACEE conference. The high level session will take place this Friday 4 September from 13:00 – 14:00.

Virtual Manufacturing Indaba 2020

Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential. Participate in the manufacturing conference and exhibition to learn from industry leaders, manufacturing sector experts and international speakers. Meet potential buyers through our business matchmaking programme and buyers lounge.

The aim of the annual Manufacturing Indaba and its provincial roadshows is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government officials, capital providers and professional experts to explore opportunities and grow their manufacturing operations.

 

Plastics Masterplan Virtual Consultations for Gauteng; Free state; Northwest

As part of government’s Industrial Policy Reimagined, a Plastic’s 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 Tradeand Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), have engaged the services of Annabe Pretorius 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 spoken to. We are now undertaking consultations to ensure the views from industry, labour, the NGO sector and government are included into the report.

Download the Draft Masterplan.

Plastics Masterplan Virtual Consultations for KwaZulu Natal; Limpopo; Mpumalanga

As part of government’s Industrial Policy Reimagined, a Plastic’s 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.

 

Download the Draft Masterplan Document.

Plastics Masterplan Virtual Consultations for Western Cape; Eastern Cape; Northern Cape

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.

Download the Masterplan.

Strategy in Innovation – Zoom Session 1

Global Recycling Day

Recycling is a key part of the circular economy, helping to protect our natural resources. Each year the ‘Seventh Resource’ (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to increase to 1 billion tons by 2030. There is no doubt recycling is on the front line in the war to save the future of our planet and humanity.

The Global Recycling Foundation is pleased to announce the theme of Global Recycling Day 2020 as #RecyclingHeroes. This will recognize the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future which will benefit all.

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first.

Celebrating Global Recycling Day

You are invited to participate in this celebration of Recycling Heroes!

Our guest speakers are Catherine Constantinides – Change Agent, International Climate Change Activitist and humanitarian, and Ilse Botha, Global Recycling Foundation Ambassador, SA, who will share their experiences and vision for waste management and recycling on the African continent.

Meet Miss Earth SA 2019, Lungo Katete and interact with Waste Heroes and other panelists who are experts in the waste management and recycling fields: Packaging SA, Plastics SA, NRF, IWMSA and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, and collectors of recyclables.

Vinyls 2020

  • Dynamic international and local speakers
  • Exhibitions of vinyl products, applications and developments
  • Not to be missed networking and brand-building opportunities

Vinyl is used in a wide variety of applications and sectors – ranging from water supply and healthcare, to packaging, footwear, building and construction. In the three years since SAVA hosted its Vinyls SA Conference in 2017, a lot of innovation and various industry developments have taken place. Both locally and internationally, the vinyls industry has faced and overcome many challenges. In this ever evolving market, there are environmental, health and business developments that continuously need to be addressed. We are hoping to create a platform where role-players can show off their products and where the amazing versatility of vinyls can truly be put on display.

Attendance fees:

  • Members of SAVA and industry associations: R1700 (excluding VAT)
  • Non-members of SAVA or other industry associations: R2300 (excluding VAT)
  • Book and pay before 1 May 2020 and enjoy a 10% early bird booking discount!

For more information about how you can get involved in the event (ie. attending, presenting, exhibiting or sponsoring) please email info@savinyls.co.za

Clean-up at Beachwood Mangroves

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