What is PS? Polystyrene is a lightweight polymer that comes in two types; high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) and expandable polystyrene (PS-E or EPS). It was first sold commercially in the 1930s as an economic plastic to enhance food hygiene and extend product shelf-lives. PS is commonly used in the food and beverage industry as takeaway containers, […]
The Power of Plastics
Imagine Life without Plastics
Monthly articles in Educational Magazine Minimag
Education is of the utmost importance in changing behaviour in a society. Plastics|SA’s 2019 series of articles in Minimag Educational Magazine reached learners from all sectors of South Africa, teaching about the importance of our environment in a fun and memorable way!
Educational Social Media Campaign
Our educational Social Media Campaign appeared on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and the www.plasticsinfo.co.za blog during the months August – December 2019 and reached a whopping 225 000 readers.
Plastic packaging keeps our goods protected, and is vital for the functioning of daily life. Plastics have many advantages, including cost-effective production and being easy to recycle and reuse. Plastics need to be recycled properly in order to maximise their economic value and to minimise their environmental impact. The material identification codes are numerical symbols […]
Pro-plastics Social Media Campaign
All New “Plastics Packaging: a ‘must have’ or a ‘nice to have’?” Campaign
In order to counter the many anti-plastics packaging messages that have filled the social media space in recent months, Plastics|SA recently released a series of pro-plastics messages on the various social media platforms.
Thanks to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest and Linkedin, our social media advertising campaign, which was aired during the months of November, December 2018 and January 2019, reached a whopping 5 858 724 consumers over the 3 months. That’s almost 6 000 000 people who are now more aware of the value of this material and the misconceptions that surround it.
It’s difficult to imagine life without plastic, but it’s up to us to be responsible when disposing of it. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.
After all, Plastics don’t litter… People DO!