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Benefits of recycling plastics in SA under the spotlight at Innovation Forum

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018

The challenges and opportunities in the plastics industry in South Africa will top the agenda at the annual Innovation Forum taking place in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

The event is organised by Plastics SA, in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to encourage innovation in the plastics industry. The objective of this forum is to enable collaboration between firms in the plastics sector and research institutions such as the CSIR.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+12 841 3654/ 072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

The challenges and opportunities in the plastics industry in South Africa will top the agenda at the annual Innovation Forum taking place in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.

The event is organised by Plastics SA, in partnership with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), to encourage innovation in the plastics industry. The objective of this forum is to enable collaboration between firms in the plastics sector and research institutions such as the CSIR.

Experts from the CSIR will share their experience and capabilities. Several technologies that have been developed at the CSIR, which require commercialisation partners in the plastics industry, will be presented. 

Representatives from the plastics industry will share their experiences on the technical challenges experienced and advise on the opportunities where researchers and industry partners would benefit from collaboration. A panel will also discuss the recycling challenges experienced in South Africa with a view to address sustainable solutions for the future.

The event will be attended by representatives from the plastics industry, such as the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association, the Association Rotational Moulders of South Africa, the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation, PET Recycling Company, Polyolefin Recycling Company and the Polystyrene Association of South Africa.

The details of the event are as follow:

Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: Midrand

For enquiries, interviews and to RSVP, please contact:

David Mandaha: CSIR Media Manager
Tel: 012 841 3654 or 072 126 8910
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za

         Or

Monya Vermaak: Plastics SA
Tel: 011 314 4021 or 079 155 6266
Email: Monya.Vermaak@plasticssa.co.za