AF&PA Blog by Matiiapa Chindori-Chininga Coordinator, Paper Group In today’s world, it takes just a few seconds to type out an email or text or record a quick video or voice note. But despite all the convenience and availability of modern multimedia modes of communication, nothing beats the pleasure of opening the mailbox and finding, […]
Protecting our world’s water factories – how the forest products sector is leading the way FACTS Wetlands are the most threatened of all South African ecosystems. Despite only making up 2.4% of the country’s landmass, wetlands play a big role in natural and urban areas, 50% of South Africa’s wetlands have been lost to human […]
The uMfolozi Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) Seta and the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) open Pulp and Paper Centre of Excellence On Thursday, 31 August 2017 the uMfolozi TVET College, the FP&M Seta and the Paper Manufacturing Association of South Africa hosted the official […]
Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. It’s paper – a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible part of our lives. Think about it…from the moment we wake up to when we nod off with a book in hand, paper is there. The Paper Manufacturers […]
A dedicated team of South African environmentalists, Andrew Zaloumis, Nicolette Forbes, Bronwyn James and Peter Gardiner, scooped two awards for their work in conserving Africa’s largest and oldest proclaimed estuarine system. The team has worked together over decades to ensure that one of the world’s greatest natural treasures will endure for generations to come. At […]
South Africa successfully diverted 1.4 million tonnes of recyclable paper and paper packaging from landfill in 2016. This is equivalent to the weight of 280,000 adult African elephants or would cover 254 soccer fields. The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) confirms that the annual paper recovery rate has sustained 2% year-on-year growth since […]
On July 25th, Mpact opened its liquid packaging recycling plant at the company’s Springs paper mill. The company held an on-site ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, with Minister Dr. Edna Molewa, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, as well as other national and local government officials in attendance.
Forestry South Africa (FSA) has released the third version of its popular Environmental Management Guidelines for Commercial Forestry Plantations in South Africa. Unlike previous iterations, this version is in electronic format and can be found on the FSA website www.forestry.co.za.
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced Jane Molony as its new president. Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), will serve in this capacity for the next two years.
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.