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Separating wet waste from dry waste: A key to successful recycling

Do you know what happens to your waste after you've disposed of it? If not, you're not alone. The majority of people tend to toss everything into a single bin, a...

Survey shows SA consumers are still confused about the impact of paper on forests

South African consumers’ views on environmental perceptions, preferences and attitudes towards print, paper and paper-based packaging have been included for the first time in an international survey, which showed that many...

Transpaco remains resilient amid tough trading conditions

JSE listed paper, plastic and packaging group Transpaco announced results for the year ended 30 June 2023 with operating profit up 13.3% to R252,5 million compared to R222,8 million and an operating margin...

Forest and paper industry’s roundtable unearths the sector’s role in greener products

THE trend to encourage consumers to go paperless may not be doing the good many think it is doing: that was the clear message from a roundtable discussion hosted on 5...

Sister companies Steinmüller Africa and Bilfinger Intervalve Africa Improve Quality in the Pulp and...

Valve supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill for an increase in efficiency and productivity and a reduction in operational costs. “Top performers in the...

Mpact Recycling expands on-site services into major metros

IN September, Mpact Recycling announced that their on-site waste management service offering, previously called Remade On Site, would be rebranded as Mpact Waste Management and become its own independent brand within...

Paper and print still drive the modern world

In celebration of International Print Day on 26 October, Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) discusses the vital role that paper and print play in society, as well...

PAMSA announces SA paper production and recycling stats

SOUTH Africa recycled 1.15 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging in 2021, representing a paper recovery rate of 61.4%. “The 2021 recovery rate reflects a 9% drop on the previous year,...

Register with the right PRO before 5 November

TAKING practical or financial responsibility for the disposal of one’s products is no longer a nice-to-have or a tick-box exercise. Extended producer responsibility (EPR) by producers and importers in the electrical,...

Drinking coffee from paper cups could be harmful, study finds

Drinking hot beverages from a paper cup could lead to serious health complications, new research from India warns. Paper cups that are exposed to hot water release thousands of microplastics which contaminate beverages,...

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