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The Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) was founded in 1984 and has been replaced by a new industry body called Packaging SA. Packaging SA is closely associated with The Institute of Packaging South Africa (IPSA). Packaging SA is a voluntary industry body. Its members are in two broad categories, Converters and Associates. The Converters represent some 70% of the revenue generated by the industry. Associates are in effect the major raw material suppliers, material organizations, brand owners, retailers and other organizations and associations with interests in the packaging industry. Collectively this body directly employs some 60 000 people in South Africa.
Packaging SA represents views of its members on national issues with particular focus on environmental matters.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the world's longest running plastics trade association, established in 1933 to represent the UK industry.
It has over 450 members that span across the supply chain. This includes plastics recyclers, polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers, in total representing over 80% of the industry by turnover.
The main purpose of the BPF is to promote a successful UK plastics sector, which it does by providing membership services to the different BPF groups, including projects, events, updates, research and other activities.
Their Plastipedia web site is a good source of information.
PETCO, the PET Recycling Company, is a company that takes Extended producer Responsibility (EPR) for the end-of-life solution for the PET bottle sector on a collaborative basis, both financially and operationally.
PETCO supports recyclers with community programmes, educational material and awareness programmes on recycling. PETCO promotes recycling efficiency in the production, design, conversion, collection and recycling of post-consumer PET plastic.
They are an industry-driven and industry-financed environmental solution for post-consumer PET. Funded by a voluntary recycling fee paid by our members who purchase PET resin, we're proud to say that, since our inception in 2004, we've helped make a truly positive impact in South Africa.
The role of PISA is to assist co-operation and the exchange of knowledge between persons engaged or interested in the technologies of plastics, high polymers and related subjects, or in the development or application of these products and to enable such persons to meet and correspond. They also aim to advance the standards and methods of education in the fields of plastics, to promote development of the art, science and technologies of these subjects and to encourage research in their development and application.
Plastics|SA represents all sectors of the South African plastics Industry including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers, fabricators and recyclers. Together with their associations, they play an active role in the growth and development of the SA industry and strive to address plastics related issues, influence role-players and make plastics the material of choice.
SA Polymer Technology (previously SA plastics, Composites & Rubber magazine) was launched in 2002 by Summit publishing, based in Cape Town and owned by publisher Martin Wells. Martin has more than 30 years' experience as a journalist and editor focusing on the polymers industry and is an active member of the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa.
The merSETA is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established to promote skills development in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 (as amended). The 21 SETAs broadly reflect different sectors of the South African economy. The merSETA encompasses Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services.
EngNet® is a powerful Directory/Search Engine/Buyers Guide Service aimed specifically at the Engineering Industry to enable Engineers, Technicians, Tradesmen, etc. to find information and communicate effectively with suppliers in the Engineering Industry.
The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) is a statutory body created under the Labour Relations Act (LRA) to provide for the co-regulation of stable and productive employment relations in the metal and engineering industries.
The Business Confidence Index is generated monthly by SACCI as a measure the level of business confidence within the South African economy. The report includes commentary on the current state of the economy, as well as other economic indicators.
As the association representing expanded polystyrene manufactures, raw material suppliers and equipment suppliers in South Africa, it is EPSASA's mission to promote and grow the expanded polystyrene market.
IPSA aims to promote high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry, to provide opportunities for networking and education and to promote the recognition of packaging as a profession.
Plastixportal is a B2B plastics portal connecting you with plastics manufacturers and suppliers. Online B2B plastics directory promoting suppliers and manufacturers, plastics news, events and info.
In South Africa, we're sitting on the edge of greatness, but many of us know little of the progress that's been achieved since 1994. Fewer still have a sense of what the future holds.
The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) is a multi-disciplinary non-profit association that is committed to supporting professional waste management practices.
The purpose/mission of SAPPMA is to create absolute customer confidence in the plastics pipe Industry, thereby ensuring long term sustainability and dynamic growth.
The field of Industrial Engineering deals with the engineering of industrial or industrious undertakings. Modern Industrial Engineering is concerned with the integration of resources and processes into cohesive strategies, structures and systems for the effective and efficient production of quality goods and services. Source
This Waste Information Centre provides the public, business, industry and government with access to information on the management of waste in South Africa.
The National Recycling Forum (NRF) is a non-profit organisation created to promote the recovery and recycling of recyclable materials in South Africa.