Frequently Asked Questions
PAMSA and RecyclePaperZA are not involved in the actual collection and recovery of paper products. Please contact our recycling members for a list of what they collect.
Other recycling companies no longer accept waste paper from printed books. What is the other solution to this?
We do not represent machinery suppliers. We suggest contacting some of the following companies:
- Chem Systems
Could you put me in touch with any manufacturers that can export tissue products from South Africa to Australia?
Please visit our members’ page for details of our tissue manufacturing members.
If you are interested in manufacturing tissue, then you will need a significant amount of start-up capital. We suggest you contact equipment suppliers. Below are some of the websites where you can purchase the toilet paper manufacturing equipment:
If you are interested in converting jumbo reels of tissue into toilet rolls, you need to purchase a converting machine that you can operate from a small factory. You will then purchase jumbo rolls of tissue from one of the toilet tissue manufacturers. Listed below are the tissue manufacturing companies that could be of assistance:
- Crystal Paper Group (Universal)
- Green Tissue
- Kimberly Clark
- Mami Group
- Nova Tissue
- Novus Packaging t/a Paarl Tissue
- Paperquest CC
- Picknik Marketing (SnowSoft)
- Sam’s Tissue
- Sphynx Trading
- Universal Paper & Plastics
Is there a training course provided by PAMSA/RecyclePaperZA to someone who wants to start a tissue paper manufacturing company?
No, PAMSA/RecyclePaperZA does not have a course currently available on starting a tissue paper manufacturing company. However, PAMSA is currently working on a new qualification through the Quality Council of Trade and Occupations for a Tissue Converter Occupational Certificate.
PAMSA/RecyclePaperZA offers a free four-day entrepreneurship training course to provide relevant training in paper recycling after which you will then be awarded a certificate at the end of the course.
If you are interested in attending the course, please kindly complete the form and we will contact you once there is a course in your area.
We only offer bursaries for postgraduate research projects in chemical engineering that are relevant to the pulp and paper sector. It is open to final year or graduate Bachelor of Science students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree. Applications open in April each year and close end June.
Some of our member companies may offer scholarships and bursaries. Kindly visit their respective websites.
Does PAMSA offer any short courses/workshops for pulp and paper technology? If yes, what is the enrollment procedure?
No, PAMSA does not currently offer any short courses/workshops for Pulp and Paper Technology. However, we are currently putting together various technical short courses that will be available to the industry in the future.
There is a set of standards being developed to align with the new Extended Producer Responsibility Guidelines. The new regulations on design and identification are set to be gazetted at the end of September 2021. However, we have some “unofficial” on-pack recycling labels available for download here.
We have developed a set of on-pack recycling symbols however there is no official standard as yet for on-pack labeling. This is currently under development through the packaging industry.