Catercorp always has both our customers and the environment in mind when we create and distribute our products.
‘Reduce, Reuse, Recover and Recycle’ are goals Catercorp, as an environmentally-conscious company, has determined to achieve as quickly as possible with all of our packaging across all of our ranges.
There are 7 different types of polymers – PET, PE-HD, PVC, PE-LD, PP, PS plus other types. And all of them can be recycled, often into items you wouldn’t normally expect. For example, five PET bottles can be turned into one T-shirt.
4-Million PET bottles are recycled in South Africa every year. At the moment, over 76% of plastics recycled in South Africa originated from packaging and come from post-consumer resources. We want to be a part of pushing the percentage even higher.
- to reduce our waste and reuse what we can
- to recover packaging that leaves our factory
- and recycle it, keeping it out of the landfills and the oceans
Apart from cleaning up the environment, there’s another reason why Catercorp is pursuing our goals. Recycling plastics save both materials and energy. They are also strong, durable and versatile, which is very good news for our customers.
Another piece of good news is the fact that the suppliers of our packaging have the following certifications:
All Cibapac packaging products meet the requirements of The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act-54 of 1972 found in South African legislation.
This assurance is achieved by:
- Cibapac being GFSI accredited – it meets the BRC IoP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Material.
- Cibapac using EU or FDA food-safety-regulations-compliant raw materials, additives and inks which are verifiable by supplier food-safety declarations.
- Cibapac using no post-consumer recycled material in their products.
- Cibapac applying European Union regulations as their best-practice benchmark.
These benchmark regulations include:
- (EC) No. 1935/2004 Article 3 – EU Framework Regulation o (EC) No. 2023/2006 – Good Manufacturing Practices.
- (EU) No 10/2011 – For plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.
In addition, Cibapac has risk-assessed the hazard of the migration of chemical components into different food types. As a result, it has a migration-testing regime for its manufactured products where the Overall Migration (OMG) limit of any contact surface of packaging supplied will not exceed migration limits of 10mg.dm-2 of the material surface.
Cibapac also undertakes to supply final food-contact packaging that does not contain, or release, Bisphenol A or any other chemicals harmful to the consumer.
Polyoak Packaging (Pvt) Ltd
Polyoak is being granted the Food Safety System Certification 22 000. This is the certification scheme for food safety systems and includes ISO 22000:2005 and ISO/TS22002-4 as well as the additional FSSC 22000 requirements.
The certification is applicable for the manufacture and supply of plastic packaging for the food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage industries.