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 […]
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 […]
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) 2015 Sustainability Progress Report shows improvements on a range of sustainability indicators and focuses on the industry’s contributions toward a green economy.
WASHINGTON – The theme of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Forests is “Forests and Climate Change.” The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry and its commitment to climate change mitigation all along the value chain.
Despite an established forest conservation theory holding that tree harvesting should be strictly minimized to prevent the loss of biodiversity and to maintain carbon storage capacity, the new study shows that sustainable management of wood resources can achieve both goals while also reducing fossil fuel burning. The results were published March 28 in the Journal […]
Perhaps we can finally say goodbye to those simplistic “Go green, go paperless” promotional campaigns. There’s nothing particularly green about the massive data centers that store the internet’s data, The New York Times revealed this past weekend after in-depth investigation. Data centers waste electricity and spew pollutants in a way that “is sharply at odds […]
E-waste is largely out of sight, but its impact can be profound, says award-winning writer. This award-winning article from Don Carli looks at digital media and compares its environmental impact against print. His article states: “Public opinion polls show that concern about the environment rises and falls based on the state of the economy and […]
Tetra Pak and Gayatri Paper Mills’ partnership has reached fruition with the operational launch of the first carton recycling facility of its kind in South Africa during the World Environment Week. The partnership between food processing and packaging Tetra Pak and recycling operation Gayatri Paper Mills ensures the complete, environmentally responsible and friendly lifecycle of […]