FIRST THURSDAY - MAY 2018 - Sweeping Changes to the Paper and Packaging Recycling Industry
  25/04/2018     News, event, waste, recycling

Sweeping Changes to the Paper and Packaging Recycling Industry


Join Minister Alan Winde and GreenCape at the Ministry of Economic Opportunities for May’s First Thursday. Minister Winde uses these events to keep the public and business informed about exciting developments happening in the Green Economy and it's also an opportunity to chat to the minister himself and other members of the sector.
The focus of May’s event is on recycling and the sweeping changes that are expected in the coming year, most notably the industry waste management plans due for submission in September 2018. 


Event details:

Date:    Thursday, 03 May 2017 
Time:   17h00 – 21h00
Venue: 142 Long Street (Just off the corner of Long and Dorp Street)
Cost:    Free
Note:    Drinks and snacks will be provided


To RSVP for this event, please click here.


Event Programme

17h00-18h45:  Arrival / Networking

18h45-18h50: Alan Winde (Provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities)
Minister Winde will provide a short welcome and introduction to the importance of recycling and its role in a greener, more circular economy that supports country wide business development and job creation.

18h50-19h00: Sam Smout (GreenCape)
Sam will briefly describe the expected changes the paper and packaging industry can expect over the next year; and how these changes may impact the waste supply chain, including collectors, aggregators, recyclers, and brand owners. 

19h05-19h25: Material Associations (Various)
Representatives from the material associations POLYCO, PETCO, PASA, PRASA, and TGRC will provide a brief description of who they are as an organisation; what their role is in the recycling sector; and what support they offer to the recycling industry. 
19h25 – 19h30 Exhibitors (Various)
A handful of exhibitors will be given 30 seconds to deliver a quick pitch on their products that make use of recycled / secondary material. 

19h30 – 21h00: Networking / Wrap up