Natural, organic & environmental

Plastics industry encouraged to create a sustainable future with innovative thinking

Alec Erwin was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Plastics SA ConferenceThe South African plastics industry and government have the power to invent the future of sustainable plastics if they harness imagination and creativity with the latest scientific and international developments.

Vantage expands its range of PE-bead alternatives

Jojoba spheres from Vantage for natural exfoliation in skin care productsVantage Specialty Ingredients has launched PFJ-S Beads, a next generation natural exfoliant for use in beauty and personal care products. This is the latest addition to Vantage’s collection of Desert Whale Jojoba natural exfoliants, which are biodegradable, sustainable alternatives to polyethylene (PE) beads.

The call for climate action is clear in the cosmetics industry

Cosmetic leaders call for the use of more renewable energy solutions including solar panels and wind farms  As world governments press public companies to disclose more non-financial information, such as carbon emissions data, sustainability is becoming more deeply embedded in operations.

Clariant differentiates with more sustainable, customer-focused solutions

The RSPO Mass Balance certification logo achieved by Clariant’s facilities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and European regionsClariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance (MB) certification for its production sites in Tangerang, Indonesia, and Tarragona, Spain.

Packaging SA joins effort to reduce marine debris #marinelitter

Packaging-SA-signs-declaration-for-solutions-to-marine-litterIn November 2015 Packaging SA became the latest signatory to the plastics industry’s global declaration for solutions to marine litter, highlighting its commitment to finding solutions to combat plastics in our oceans. 

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