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Paper is one of the oldest technologies in the world, but the way it is sourced and made has come a long way since old rags, papyrus and unchecked forestry practices. Still, many companies worry about paper, about printing on it or using it for packaging. These worries emanate from deeply rooted myths that paper […]
The pulp, paper, packaging, recycling and tissue value chains will continue to operate as a “critical business continuity service” supporting the manufacturing, processing and distribution of essential goods and services during the lockdown, says the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA).
JOHANNESBURG – February 17, 2020 – More than 12 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered for recycling in South Africa over the past decade. This, according to RecyclePaperZA, the country’s paper recycling association, has ensured that waste paper is diverted from landfill and recycled into new products – tissue products, newsprint and […]
31 January, 2020 – DESPITE the fact that a considerable amount of time, money and effort have been invested to prepare and submit an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) for the paper and packaging industry, the SA government have unilaterally made the decision to scrap the existing Section 28 plan. However, SA’s plastics and packaging […]
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has launched Fibre Circle, a voluntary producer responsibility organisation (PRO) aimed at facilitating extended producer responsibility (EPR) among paper manufacturers, importers, brand owners and retailers. “The shift away from plastic and single-use packaging has created a wave of interest in alternatives such as packaging paper and liquid board […]