NEWS RELEASE: International Council of Forest and Paper Associations Names Harman President The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced Donna Harman as its new President. Harman, president and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association, will serve in this capacity for the next two years. ICFPA is a global network of […]
Reports on the media habits of Millennials, those “digital natives”, have given some the impression that young people never read newspapers. However, survey evidence stubbornly insists that they do.
How the poor earn money from rubbish. Nokwanda Sotyantya sits among heaps of garbage and patiently sorts through it, separating cardboard, plastic, glass, paper and metal, piece by piece. The recycled piles of trash are then weighed and sold to packaging manufacturers in South Africa that reuse the materials to create new products. Sotyantya belongs […]
As part of its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Ikea in Canada is now working with paper pallets in all its stores. Paper pallets are recyclable, designed to fit Ikea products and are optimized to fit trucks and containers so that the need to ship bulky wooden pallets back and forth is eliminated, says […]
Ahead of Earth Hour on 31 March 2012, here are a few facts about the impact of digital communications versus its paper counterpart. So next time you need to read a really long document, it’s probably better to print it out. Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the Government Economic Service in the United Kingdom, released […]
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.
OLYMPIA, WA, March 8, 2012 (PRNewswire) -Governor Gregoire signed SB 5575, sponsored by Senator Hatfield, which helps preserve the good wage-paying jobs offered by the forest products industry. Organic by-products of the pulping process now qualify as renewable energy. In addition, the legislation changes the law to provide adequate recognition for biomass energy facilities as […]
SA case study reveals that traditional paper magazines are beating their internet counterparts hands down By Mlenga Jere and Susan Davis Publishers are up in arms, print journalists are panicking and at least once every few months, one reads of another magazine shutting down because it just isn’t bringing in enough profits. The global recession, […]
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 […]