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A turning point in plastics recycling

All eyes are currently on Switzerland, where members of the 14th Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) are considering a Norwegian proposal to add plastic to a list of wastes governed by the Convention that will see tighter...

PnP joins metal packaging recycling organization

  Pick n Pay (PnP) has signed up as a member of MetPac-SA, a producer responsibility organisation representing the metal packaging recycling industry in South Africa. MetPac-SA CEO Kishan Singh this week applauded PnP’s decision to support the...
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Coming soon: waste picker integration

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), together with sector role players, has developed guidelines for how municipalities can formally integrate waste pickers. Waste pickers collect between 80% and 90% of all of the post-consumer packaging...