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 […]
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 (RecyclePaperZA) confirms that the annual paper recovery rate has sustained 2% year-on-year growth since […]
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.
Mondi Group is very pleased to have been recognised in three categories of WWF’s Environmental Paper Awards in 2016. In the category ‘’Transparency’’ Mondi was recognised for publishing the forest, climate and water footprint of 92% of our uncoated fine paper brands. In the category “Best Environmental Performance Paper Brands”, 32 of our uncoated fine […]
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.
In honour of International Mother Earth Day (22 April), we wanted to draw your attention to Sappi’s YouTube video on sustainability and its importance to the successful longevity of Sappi’s business.
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 […]
What’s your e-impact? If you’re fed up with being told that the internet is better for your environment, try this simple quiz. Click on the link and measure yourself! http://wwwaste.fr/ WWWASTE is a multimedia experience with the aim of increasing web user awareness of the ecological impact of his daily internet surfing related to the […]
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 […]