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.
The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests (IDF) is Forests and Energy. Heralded annually, it shares the day with South Africa’s Human Rights Day. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in contributing to the production of renewable energy […]
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) has published a fantastic reference on planted trees and the multiples uses of wood. Just like South Africa, wood is used to produce pulp, wood panels, laminate flooring, paper, charcoal, and biomass – items that are present in our homes and our daily lives.
Recovered paper fibre has been used in South Africa as a raw material since 1920 and is thus a well-established waste stream. Locally and sustainably produced paper is a renewable resource with recycling featuring as a key component in the lifecycle of many paper products. But how much is actually recovered for reuse by the […]
“Paper, in its countless forms, touches our lives every day and it’s a relationship that often goes unnoticed. We use it without a second thought – from our first cup of coffee and morning ablutions, to eating yoghurt, popping our vitamins or putting on lipstick.” So says Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers […]
Sappi Limited launches new website highlighting global presence, increased functionality and robust educational resources
Sappi Limited (JSE), a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, today announced the launch of its new website with significant updates benefitting customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders. This newly redesigned website is one of the many steps Sappi is taking to unite its global divisions as part of its groundbreaking 2020Vision […]
Ah, December – not only a time for gifts and festivities but also the perfect time to declutter our homes and offices. According to the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA), white or office paper is among the least recycled products in South Africa. This is largely due to archiving and storage of important […]
On Wednesday 7 December the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) participated in the public consultation workshop held at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. The Department of Energy had invited all interested stakeholders to comment on the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) Report and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Assumptions and Base Case which were released on 22 […]
Each year during the holiday season people begin decorating and buying gifts. For those that celebrate Christmas, an important decision is choosing a tree. This includes deciding if it will be a real or artificial Christmas tree – especially in the US and Canada. How does your decision impact the environment? Cost, convenience, and personal preference […]