Community of Springbok is the latest to benefit from recycling training course provided by RecyclePaperZA. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (RecyclePaperZA) and local entrepreneur Cecil Barends, the recovery of recyclables is gaining momentum in Springbok, a town situated in the heart of the Northern Cape’s Namaqualand spring-flower […]
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.
Packaging SA has released an in-depth reference guide aimed at packaging designers, sustainability managers, line convertors, printers and students. The objective of this project has been to produce a guidance document that is sufficiently detailed to assist designers in all forms of packaging and paper. It will provide packaging and print designers, in particular, with a better understanding of the environmental […]
By James McLaren, Senior Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week, RISI SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2013 (RISI) – McDonald’s has agreed to replace its polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all its 14,000 restaurants in the US, according to social corporate responsibility advocate As You Sow.
New in South Africa, Makedo simply redefines the meaning of exploration and creativity for both children and parents. With an innovative set of re-usable connectors, or a feature kit to get you started, you will soon view everything in your house through your new “Makedo eyes.” From play objects to kids’ costumes, structures or arty […]
How the poor earn money from rubbish. Nokwanda Sotyantya sits among heaps of garbage and patiently sorts through it, separating cardboard, plastic, glass, paper and metal, piece by piece. The recycled piles of trash are then weighed and sold to packaging manufacturers in South Africa that reuse the materials to create new products. Sotyantya belongs […]
Selling the Paper Story – A Strategic Initiative for the Paper Industry Abstract Type “paper versus plastic” into Google and you’ll find 14,000,000 hits, many of which seem to tell you that plastic is “superior” to paper in terms of environmental performance. Immediately one asks: “How can it be? The plastics industry is an industry […]