Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has decided that single-use nonrecyclable sacks and bags used in stores, supermarkets and retail shopping outlets must be replaced by biodegradable ones.
The measure will mainly affect plastic bags, which must be replaced by more environmentally friendly packaging such as paper that has to be 100% FSC certifi ed,produced with other cellulosic fibers like sugar cane or contain a minimum of 80% recovered paper. Continue reading
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Sappi Limited, the global pulp and paper group, today announced that Mark Thompson, the current Chief Financial Officer, will retire from Sappi in August 2012 having reached the mandatory retirement age of 60. In order to ensure a smooth transition in this important role, Sappi is pleased to announce that Steve Binnie, currently the Chief Financial Officer of Edcon (Pty) Ltd, will join Sappi as CFO-designate on 09 July 2012. He will become CFO and join the Sappi Limited Board as an Executive Director on 01 September 2012.
The leadership of Sappi Southern Africa (Mr Alex Thiel, CEO), Cosatu (Mr Sidumo Dlamini, President), Ceppwawu (Mr Simon Mofokeng, General Secretary) and representatives of the Economic Development Department, jointly confirm that constructive and productive discussions were held on Wednesday 14 December 2011 regarding the restructuring of certain paper and paper packaging production facilities and related services at various Sappi mills in South Africa.
Since ancient times, paper has been used to communicate and record marvellous discoveries, historic events and letters to loved ones. We now live in a world where the power of paper extends far beyond a means of communication.
From the use of fluting and board for packaging food, tissue and cellulose in hygiene products, to the various types of paper used for schoolbooks, street-side posters, movie tickets and the latest edition of Manufacturing SA, paper is very much a part of our everyday lives. Continue reading
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is calling for applications from post-graduate chemical engineering students for its Master of Science (MSc) study programme which facilitates bursaries and scholarships for eligible applicants.
“The pulp, paper and packaging industry is brimming with opportunity, especially in the areas of research into green and sustainable energy technologies, innovative processes and how we can explore the potential of one of our world’s most natural and renewable resources – the tree,” says Mike Nash, head of PAMSA’s Process Research Unit. Continue reading