Only 44.4% of South Africans have piped water inside their dwelling, with most having to collect water from an outside source. Through the Women in Water programme, the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) has resolved to help address the water collection challenges rural women face, and has facilitated the donation of 23 Hippo Water Rollers. […]
In South Africa, 1.3 million hectares (ha) of pine and eucalyptus trees are sustainably managed for commercial processing into wood and paper products. Through modern science and nanotechnology, wood fibre – cellulose – is used in automobiles, aerospace, defence and even medicine. While Arbor Week traditionally calls on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees […]
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 […]
It’s World Water Day today, 22 March 2012. As the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), we thought we would share some interesting facts about the forestry, pulp and paper industry which has made significant advances in terms of environmental sustainability over recent decades.
What does climate change mean for our wetlands in South Africa? Globally, wetland ecosystems provide many regulatory services such as water purification and flood attenuation. In Africa, wetlands are very important to many people by providing provisioning services such as fodder for grazing, and water for domestic and agricultural use. In the face of climate […]
What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left! Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844 – 89), “Inversnaid”. Wetlands occur in all shapes and sizes from tiny mountain seeps to gigantic river deltas. Wetlands all have one thing in common – they are threatened by humans. Let us explore the majesty […]