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.
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) has published a fantastic reference on planted trees and the multiples uses of wood. Just like South Africa, wood is used to produce pulp, wood panels, laminate flooring, paper, charcoal, and biomass – items that are present in our homes and our daily lives.
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 […]
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.
We connect with paper products every day – at home in the kitchen and bathroom; at the office; at the airport. But it is estimated that only 5% of South African households recycle their paper products. So what is the other 95% doing? Unfortunately their paper goes into the refuse bin and off to landfill. […]
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 […]