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Tetra Pak launches South Africa’s first beverage carton plant

South Africa – South Africa has opened its first beverage carton recycling plant, in the city of Germiston near Johannesburg, thanks to a joint effort between Tetra Pak and Gayatri Paper Mills.

Tetra Pak claims that less than 60% of the 1.19 million tonnes of paper produced each year in the country is recycled. Rodney Reynders, the company’€™s South Africa Environmental Manager, said resource depletion was an imperative business challenge of global proportions and underlined the need to reduce waste.

Mr Reynders added that Tetra Pak was ‘€˜bullish’€™ about its growth potential in sub-Saharan Africa. The company produced 2.8 billion packages for the regional market last year, and he predicted this would increase to a record total of 3.1 billion this year. The company has joined South Africa’€™s Paper Manufacturers Association.

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