The paper and packaging sector is more advanced than most in terms of its waste management, possibly because, with packaging waste streams passing through the hands of the general public, it comes under scrutiny.
EnviroServ has been innovative in finding waste management solutions to the paper and packaging sector’s challenges.
These industry has made great strides in implementing the first three elements of the waste management hierarchy as delineated in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, No 59 of 2008. Avoiding the creation of waste, reducing the amount of waste generated, and reusing, recycling, and recovering waste that is created before sending it to a landfill site have all been improved
Including imports comprising empty packaging and pre-packaged foods, the industry is consistently recycling up to 50%.
The initiatives achieving this include can collection and paper, PET bottle and products, glass, and aluminium recycling. With the introduction of the all-aluminium beverage can in 2013, the weight of metal beverage cans has been reduced by 80%.
With more than 40 years of experience in waste management across all industries, including paper and packaging, we know that there is always something more one can do to manage waste more effectively and, thereby, either create operational savings or trigger new revenue streams. When it comes to material that simply cannot be repurposed, there are new options for outsourcing waste management from your own premises to ours, where our economies of scale will benefit your bottom line and our investment in equipment positions us to be more efficient than you can afford to be.
Have a discussion with our advisors and improve your waste management in spite of legislative delays.
If you would like to find out about options for your organisation, please contact our Customer Care Line on 0800 192 783 for South African enquiries and click here for the contact details for enquiries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
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