JOHANNESBURG – June 22, 2022 – Young researchers and innovators who are focused on greener, sustainable innovations using forest-based science are invited to enter the South African round of the global Blue Sky Awards by Friday 15 July. The awards aim to reward pioneering work such as transforming wood-based raw materials into novel products, improving […]
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The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark report paints a daunting picture for humanity. But a new Primestars programme shows youngsters how to harness a potential silver lining for both the planet and job-hungry South Africans: new employment opportunities in the green economy. September and Ocotber saw the roll-out of the edutainment film, Karabo’s […]
How the paper industry is the epitome of the circular economy JOHANNESBURG – October 27, 2021 – Even before extended producer responsibility (EPR) was mandated by the South African Government in May 2021, the pulp and paper manufacturing and recycling sector has been embarking on process and production innovation to reduce its environmental footprint, divert […]
Sappi has entered into a Water Stewardship agreement with WWF-SA (World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa), aimed at improving the water security in the uMkhomazi catchment area. With its significant manufacturing and forestry footprint in this catchment area, which forms part of the Southern Drakensberg Strategic Water Source Area in KwaZulu-Natal, it makes sense […]
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 […]
The Forest Sector Charter Council (FSCC) has vacancies available within its organisation. If you are interested in any of the positions, you are invited to apply in writing…
Paper industry association opens applications to BSc students for its bursary and research programme
Johannesburg, June 2, 2021 – The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Masters of Engineering bursary programme is now open for applications for the 2022/2023 intake. A limited number of students will have the opportunity to further their master’s studies at participating universities by way of a R260,000 bursary over two years.For the past […]
As we celebrate World Bicycle Day on 03 June, Sappi salutes this humble, yet inspirational mode of transport, which helps to bring to life some rural economies through tourism and recreational activities. Following a particularly difficult year where people have faced the restrictions and isolation of lockdown, the trails on Sappi’s property which are used […]
On the United Nation’s International Day of Biodiversity, celebrated on 22 May every year, the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world. In South Africa, where Sappi is one of the country’s major landowners, the company is proud to lay claim to this year’s theme which states: “We’re part of […]