South African Plastics Pact News

13 September 2021. The South African Plastics Pact members have published a first list of problematic or unnecessary plastics, titled “Addressing problematic or unnecessary plastics” for phasing out in 2021 and 2022. Read more…


Time for Wine to Go Topless

1 September 2021. Are wine capsules a crucial element of the theatre of opening a bottle or a crime against humanity? Read more…


Aluminium closures for wine continues to grow

14 July 2021. Aluminium closures for wines have continined to grow in popularity, with around one in three bottles sold with a aluminium closures, according to new data from the IWSR. Read more…


The global conference on packaging and design for the wine and spirits industry

26 May 2021. The global conference on packaging and design for the wine and spirits industry is taking place from June 8-11, with packaging, innovation, technology and sustainability the main areas of consideration. Read more…


Annual South African Plastics Recycling Survey results released

23 March 2021. Read more…


Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industry

23 March 2021. From biodegradable straws to compostable takeaway coffee cups, consumer demand for sustainability in the food and beverage industry is on the rise. Millennials and Gen Z, in particular, are looking to reduce their impact on the natural environment by prioritising products that are green at every stage of their lifecycle – from production through to recycling. Read more…


Annual survey reveals plastics recycling figures for 2019

21 October 2020. On behalf of Plastics SA, a detailed survey into the state of the South Africa’s plastics recycling industry is conducted annually by independent consultant Annabé Pretorius of Plastix 911. The results, featuring the plastics recycling figures for the year ending December 2019, were recently released. Read more…


Traditional wine bottles take a back seat to inventive product designs

19 October 2020. There’s plenty of innovation shifting the way that wine products are being delivered to consumers. While traditional glass bottles won’t disappear anytime soon, there are a range of new, and surprising, options for filling with wine. Read more…


New plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ offers hope for full recycling

6 October 2020. A new ‘super enzyme’ that eats plastic up to six times faster than before may offer food and beverage companies a potential solution to the problem of plastic waste. Read more…


Sustainability of wine packaging alternatives: What is the consumers’ perception?

22 September 2020. The results of the survey showed how most of the respondents (91%) are not willing to consider packaging alternatives for wine and want to buy only wine packaged in glass bottles mainly because they consider alternative packaging not suitable for containing wine. Read more…