Forestry South Africa heralds International Day of Forests
The United Nations International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017 will be marked by Forestry South Africa with the launch of an information and illustration-rich website, ‘Forestry Explained’. The International Day of Forests is about celebrating all forests, indigenous and commercial. Continue reading →
The local pulp and paper sector is in some instances totally self-sufficient and has additional power to sell into the grid. Credit istockphoto.com
The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests (IDF)is Forests and Energy. Heralded annually, it shares the day with South Africa’s Human Rights Day. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in contributing to the production of renewable energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels by using wood manufacturing residuals, byproducts and forest residues – collectively known as biomass – to produce much of the energy required for its operations. Continue reading →
Paper Recycling Association calls on citizens to do more to divert valuable ‘waste’ from going to landfill istockphoto.com
Recovered paper fibre has been used in South Africa as a raw material since 1920 and is thus a well-established waste stream. Locally and sustainably produced paper is a renewable resource with recycling featuring as a key component in the lifecycle of many paper products. But how much is actually recovered for reuse by the paper and paper packaging sector? Continue reading →
“Paper, in its countless forms, touches our lives every day and it’s a relationship that often goes unnoticed. We use it without a second thought – from our first cup of coffee and morning ablutions, to eating yoghurt, popping our vitamins or putting on lipstick.”
So says Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) in the association’s inaugural progress report. “Paper products are an enabler. Without them many industries would not be able to convey their messages, ship their products and deliver their goods. As the basis for tissue, paper is a bathroom essential and helps to improve lives through personal hygiene. As a medium through which learning is facilitated, paper educates and informs,” she adds. Continue reading →
SappiLimited (JSE), a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, today announced the launch of its new website with significant updates benefitting customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders. This newly redesigned website is one of the many steps Sappi is taking to unite its global divisions as part of its groundbreaking 2020Vision strategy, which seeks to pursue growth opportunities in the woodfibre industry.Continue reading →
Keep paper separate once pressies have been unwrapped. It is also best to remove plastic from paper packaging and keep the paper clean and dry. And keep aside all ribbons and decorative items – and re-use them for next year!
Ah, December – not only a time for gifts and festivities but also the perfect time to declutter our homes and offices. According to the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), white or office paper is among the least recycled products in South Africa. This is largely due to archiving and storage of important documents. Continue reading →
Turbine at Ngodwana mill near Nelspruit Photo: Sappi
On Wednesday 7 December the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) participated in the public consultation workshop held at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. The Department of Energy had invited all interested stakeholders to comment on the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) Report and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Assumptions and Base Case which were released on 22 November.
You can view PAMSA’s comments and recommendations here:
R25,000 reward for youth-driven science and innovation
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is inviting further submissions into the South African leg of the international Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The initiative of the International Council of Forests and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is centred on ‘game changing technologies ― unfolding the potential of forest, paper and wood-based products’.