NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WASTE ACT 59 OF 2008: PACKAGING GUIDELINE: RECYCLABILITY BY DESIGN FOR PACKAGING AND PAPER IN SOUTH AFRICA

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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 1005 in GG 45273 on 6 October 2021

Commencing date: Comments to be submitted on or before 5 November 2021.

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (“the Minister”), in terms of sections 72 and 73 of the NEMWA, published the proposed Packaging Guideline: Recyclability by Design for Packaging and Paper in South Africa (“proposed Packaging Guideline”) for public comments.

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment developed the proposed Packaging Guideline in collaboration with industry and in terms of section 6(1)(a) of the NEMWA.

The main purpose of this proposed Packaging Guideline is to reduce the volume of packaging ending up in landfill sites by improving product design, increasing quality of designers in all forms of packaging with a better understanding of the environmental implications of their design decisions, thus promoting good environmental practices without restricting choice. The proposed Packaging Guideline covers four categories of packaging material streams namely metals, glass, paper and plastics.

Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 5 November 2021. For a copy of the Government Notice click here.

For assistance or queries please contact Jan Nel at jan@shangoni.co.za.

 

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