Made from the renewable resource of sustainably farmed wood fibre, paper as well as pulp, packaging and tissue products play a vital role in making our lives better, our jobs easier and our world more sustainable.
Paper is largely recyclable, making it a useful raw material for new packaging and tissue products.
PAPER ISPART OF OUR ECONOMY
The making and recycling of paper supports livelihoods, keeps people employed and invests in our economy.
Paper is versatile and part of everyday life, from the kitchen cupboard to the bedside table.
PAPER ISPART OF OUR EDUCATION
From learning to read to studying for a degree, paper is part of the journey of education, learning and development.
Paper has a fascinating history. Developed centuries ago, it has been through the mill – literally and figuratively – in terms of what it’s made from and how it is made.
PAMSA supports the South African pulp and paper industry in pre-competitive and common areas of environmental issues, education and training, and research and development.
From printable activities for the kids to our latest recycling statistics, you will find what you need here.
to the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) lives and breathes all things paper. We look after the education, environment, research and recycling interests of the pulp and paper sector in South Africa, supported by RecyclePaperZA, our paper recycling arm.
It’s renewable. It’s recyclable. It’s paper.
Two local entrepreneurs in Johannesburg have been awarded €10,000 to support businesses to transforming food waste into valuable products and to combat illegal dumpingAs the population of Johannesburg grows, so does its waste. Currently 10% waste is recycled and there is potential for this to be much higher*. Preserving resources and reducing reliance on landfill […]
The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment has published the Packaging Guideline: Recyclability by Design for Packaging and Paper in South Africa. Stakeholders and members of the public are invited to submit their comments within 30 days of the notice, i.e. 6 November.
What solutions will COP26 bring to the climate change debate? The world waits with bated breath as the international score card will be completed on signatories’ progress in achieving their climate change goals. As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its […]