Made from the renewable resource of sustainably farmed wood fibre, paper as well as pulp, packaging and tissue products play a vital role in making our lives better, our jobs easier and our world more sustainable.
Paper is largely recyclable, making it a useful raw material for new packaging and tissue products.
PAPER ISPART OF OUR ECONOMY
The making and recycling of paper supports livelihoods, keeps people employed and invests in our economy.
Paper is versatile and part of everyday life, from the kitchen cupboard to the bedside table.
PAPER IS PART OF OUR EDUCATION
From learning to read to studying for a degree, paper is part of the journey of education, learning and development.
The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) lives and breathes all things paper, a renewable and recyclable material. We look after the education, environment, research, and recycling interests of the pulp and paper sector in South Africa, supported by RecyclePaperZA, our recycling arm.
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JOHANNESBURG – June 22, 2022 – Young researchers and innovators who are focused on greener, sustainable innovations using forest-based science are invited to enter the South African round of the global Blue Sky Awards by 31 July. The awards aim to reward pioneering work such as transforming wood-based raw materials into novel products, improving forestry […]
Johannesburg, May 12, 2022 – The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has announced that its bursary and research programme is now open for applications for the 2023/2024 intake. The programme, which offers R320 000 per student over two years, provides a limited number of eligible Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) final year students […]
JOHANNESBURG, APRIL 21, 2022 – It’s fair to assume that most people, when considering ways to fight climate change, don’t immediately think of forestry. But there is a unique climate case for sustainable wood – it is the only material that can naturally and significantly decarbonise our planet by driving down demand for illegally harvested […]
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