NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008: PACKAGING GUIDELINE: RECYCLABILITY BY DESIGN FOR PACKAGING AND PAPER IN SOUTH AFRICA
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“NEMWA”): Packaging guideline: Recyclability by Design for packaging and paper in South Africa
Government Notice: GN 3604 in GG 48845 on 26 June 2023
Commencing date: 26 June 2023
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”) published the Packaging Guideline: Recyclability by Design for packaging and paper developed under section 6(1)(a) of the NEMWA, for implementation.
The Packaging Guideline covers four categories of packaging material streams namely metals, glass, paper and plastics. The main purpose of this Packaging Guideline is to reduce the volume of packaging ending up in landfill sites by improving product design, increasing quality of production practices and promoting waste prevention.
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
This is a guide targeted at packaging designers, policy developers, sustainability managers, line convertors, printers and students. The objective of this guideline has been to produce a guidance document that is sufficiently detailed to assist designers in all forms of packaging and paper. It will provide packaging and print designers, in particular, with a better understanding of the environmental implications of their design decisions, thus promoting good environmental practices without unnecessarily restricting choice.
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