Corporate sustainability: business practices and industry norms

Corporate sustainability encompasses the implementation of strategies and initiatives that place paramount importance on long-term environmental, social, and economic well-being. This holistic approach not only safeguards our planet but also establishes the financial resilience of businesses operating within these parameters. In this article, we will delve into the sustainability practices specifically in the realm of […]

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Plastics and trade in Southern Africa

Sun Plastics is proudly African; with ties to manufacturing in several Southern African countries, we strive to satisfy the needs of our local markets. With the factory based in Botswana – the heart of Southern Africa – single and co-extruded flexible packaging are easily accessible to our neighbouring countries.  We believe that local production and […]

Driving Corporate Sustainability: Sun Plastics’s Approach to Biodegradable Packaging Solutions

Corporate sustainability is a very popular word at present. Whether one is an activist, an environmental scientist, or a part of business and manufacturing, reducing our impact on the Earth seems to be a top priority for many in society. The common understanding is to manage and preserve our natural resources efficiently to ensure that […]

Biodegradable Testing and Regulations

Biodegradable Testing and Regulations

After discussing with the CSIR, Sun Plastics has taken the initiative to pursue independent laboratory testing of its materials, making sure it meets international standards and complies with market regulations. South Africa doesn’t have any formal laws regarding biodegradable and compostable materials, however, the SA Plastics Pact which is a collaboration between the business, government […]

Biodegradable Refuse Bags

We are happy to announce the launch of our first retail product: biodegradable refuse bags. After years of R&D in this market segment, we have created a product that has innovated the way we deal with waste – literally. By taking an ordinary household product, we have transformed it into something with added properties and […]

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The Benefits of Sun Capabilities

As a modern, forward-thinking company, Sun Plastics focuses not only on premium quality but also on product innovation and development. Sun Plastics dedicates its time to producing the most technologically advanced materials. Read their latest blog detailing the benefits of what they offer. Lamination & Print Colour plays a significant role in the perception of […]

Barrier Film Plastic Packaging for Food Products

Barrier Film Plastic Packaging for Food Products: Issues vs Demand

The manufacturing of plastic products is consistently criticised due to its negative effects on the environment. If not managed correctly, the impact on natural systems could be huge. For example, the WWF Report (2018) on plastic pollution suggests that by the year 2050 there may be more plastic in the ocean than fish (microplastics and […]

Extended Producer Responsibility Levy

Extended Producer Responsibility Levy

The Extended Producer Responsibility levy (EPR) should be in full swing, which means that all the plastic packaging used in South Africa is being declared and levied according to government regulations. With the funds generated by this scheme, improvements will be made to waste management and recycling infrastructure which would also increase employment in this […]

The importance of local production 

The importance of local production 

‘Local is lekker’ is a term often used when referring to the support of locally produced goods. In conjunction with Proudly South African, this expression is meant to foster national pride and patriotism by encouraging South Africans to support homegrown enterprises. Whether you have heard it at a local market while buying gourmet foods or […]

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3 Ways to Convert to Biodegradable Packaging

Biodegradable packaging is created when an additive is mixed in with the other raw materials during production. However, it is different from conventional plastic packaging as the additive is said to break down the plastic once it finds itself in the natural environment. Waste is presently one of the most pressing environmental issues. Every year […]