We can all agree that “digital is not going away” – it is very much a part of our world. I’m using it to publish this post. But even in this multimedia, multiplatform world, paper is not going away either. And that’s a good thing. Especially for trees.
Between September 14 and 19, we celebrate Clean-up South Africa and Recycle Week to encourage citizens countrywide to recycle as a means of preventing ‘treasured trash’ from taking up precious space in landfills and extending its usable life as a new product.
A National Recycling Day message from the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa It is estimated that only 5% of South African households recycle their paper and cardboard. So what is the other 95% doing with it? A significant amount of recyclable paper is going to landfill every year. This paper degrades along with other […]
Paper recycling rates in South Africa increased to nearly 60% in 2011. This equates to the annual recovery of over a million tonnes of paper. Despite increased awareness, large amounts of recoverable paper and board packaging are still unnecessarily dumped in landfill sites. “Sadly only 5% of homes actively recycle their paper and board,” says […]
Can Facebook Show How to Reduce the Growing Energy Use of the Internet? Computer design and server farm location could dramatically reduce the energy required to run Facebook and the rest of the Internet, reducing greenhouse gases, too By David Biello (Source: Scientific American) More than 750 million users, 532 million kilowatt-hours of energy consumption […]
World Environment Day message from the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa World Environment Day is one of the days in the year where we receive a flood of ‘green’ messages about saving precious resources such as water and energy, buying less and recycling more and living in a sustainable way so we can ensure […]
Ahead of Earth Hour on 31 March 2012, here are a few facts about the impact of digital communications versus its paper counterpart. So next time you need to read a really long document, it’s probably better to print it out. Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the Government Economic Service in the United Kingdom, released […]
OLYMPIA, WA, March 8, 2012 (PRNewswire) -Governor Gregoire signed SB 5575, sponsored by Senator Hatfield, which helps preserve the good wage-paying jobs offered by the forest products industry. Organic by-products of the pulping process now qualify as renewable energy. In addition, the legislation changes the law to provide adequate recognition for biomass energy facilities as […]
Monday, 30 January 2012: In its first quarterly State of the Power System briefing of 2012, Eskom today spelt out the measures required to ensure a stable and reliable power system to keep the lights on for all South Africans. Eskom launched the quarterly briefings in January 2011 in line with its commitment to keep […]
Did you know that all paper in South Africa is produced from plantation-grown trees or bagasse (sugar-cane fibre) just as corn is planted for our cereal and wheat for our bread?