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Afri-Plastics Challenge to fund waste solution projects

African innovators are to receive grant funding in order to scale plastics packaging waste solutions as part of the second strand of the Afri-Plastics...

Polyco to cover all plastics under new EPR regulations

In response to recently introduced waste management regulations in South Africa, the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco) is broadening its focus to all plastics types under...

Why South Africa leads the African circular plastics industry

Waste management is currently one of the main challenges faced by the African recycled polymer supply chain. Population growth rates are over 2 per...

Huhtamaki buys Turkish flexible packaging converter

Huhtamaki has strengthened its position in emerging markets with the acquisition of Turkish flexible packaging firm Elif for €412 million ($483m). With operations in Turkey...

Petco Tanzania partners come together for Coco Beach clean-up

In recognition of World Environment Day 2021, plastics packaging manufacturer Silafrica joined fellow founding members of Petco Tanzania to remove plastics and waste from Coco...

ALPLA greases the wheels with South African purchase

Austrian converter ALPLA has acquired South Africa's Verigreen Packaging, a manufacturer of bottles and canisters for lubricants such as engine oils. Verigreen Packaging has a...

First African signatory for Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Kenya-based Silafrica has become the first manufacturing company in Africa to sign up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and has committed to reviewing its...

Nampak Plastics targets return to profitability

The Plastics division of rigid packaging converter Nampak is to continue consolidating sites this year as it attempts to improve the competitiveness of its...

Kenyan recycling partnership seeks brand owner

A collaboration created to end the inequalities in recycling infrastructure in Kenya has entered its second phase with the search for a brand owner...

Bioplastics producer partners with ethical skincare brand

Teysha Technologies, which has pioneered a naturally derived second-generation bioplastics, has signed up to work with the Kind Planet Company in a move that...

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