The debate around packaging waste has been going on for years and numerous solutions have been sought to solve the problem. The latest development is the manufacturing of biodegradable plastics, however the plastics industry is raising their concern as this leads to “contaminated” plastic which then can’t be recycled.
We keen to hear from the industry players with regards to their products and what they are doing with regards to recycling or composting of packaging waste. We keen to hear about what these products are made from and where they are manufactured, which impacts on the eco footprint of the products. What options do we have? What should we consider when making our choices? Where can we find more details?
Ultimately we need to REDUCE or REUSE before we need to consider RECYCLING or disposal of waste.
On Friday 30th April, the City of Cape Town hosted a training workshop in preparation for the launch of the Smart Events Handbook. This guide will offer practical solutions to organisers, venues and sub-contractors/suppliers for hosting events in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. The handbook was produced by Steadfast Greening and is sponsored by the City as part of their Green Goal 2010 initiative.