Close
Skip to content
Slide 1

PAPER IS
RENEWABLE

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.

Slide 1

PAPER IS
RECYCLABLE

Paper is largely recyclable, making it a useful raw material for new packaging and tissue products.

Slide 1

PAPER IS
PART OF OUR ECONOMY

The making and recycling of paper supports livelihoods, keeps people employed and invests in our economy.

Slide 1

PAPER IS

REMARKABLE

Paper is versatile and part of everyday life, from the kitchen cupboard to the bedside table.

Slide 1

PAPER IS
PART OF OUR EDUCATION

From learning to read to studying for a degree, paper is part of the journey of education, learning and development.

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

Paper Explained

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.

Action Areas

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.

Paper Resources

From printable activities for the kids to our latest recycling statistics, you will find what you need here.

Home

Welcome
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.

Environment

For the pulp and paper sector, environmental stewardship encompasses the entire forestry value chain, from growing trees, making efficient use of raw materials and resources, and ensure that paper is recovered for recycling in new packaging.

Education and Training

PAMSA provides education and training related support to its members and the broader pulp and paper industry while promoting the sector as an exciting career path for students.

Masters of Engineering

Every year, PAMSA and its members offer a two-year bursary and research opportunity to a limited number of chemical engineering final-year students or graduates to pursue a Masters of Engineering degree.

Infographics

Explore our various infographics which comprise myth-busting facts about our sector and how paper is made.