We are excited to advise that SAPRO has partnered with WWF to launch the inaugural South African Design for Recycling Indaba. The Indaba builds on the shared vision of the partners to respond to the global shifts in single use plastics towards more sustainable packaging solutions and design innovation to facilitate recovery and recycling thereof. It aims to promote awareness and foster producer, brand owner and retailer commitment to adopting the Design for Recycling document, Packaging SA (link http://www.packagingsa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Packaging_SA_Recyclability_by_Design_-_2017.pdf.) as a standard for sustainable packaging design in South Africa, and to facilitate and promote use of on pack recycling information (OPRL), in a standardized way, in accordance with the SANS and ISO requirements.

The Indaba takes the format of two workshops, hosted over two days on 13 and 14 March 2019 as a part of Propak Africa 2019. Propak Africa is Africa’s largest packaging trade exhibition attracting over 15000 local and international visitors. Speakers lined up, and to be confirmed include WRAP, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and more…

Watch this space as the event preparations unfold!