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Independent report ticks Australian pulp and paper industry
10 October, 2017
Timberbiz
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources - Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Minister for Industry - the Hon Arthur Sinodinos MP, and AFPA CEO Ross Hampton discussing the 2016 Pulp & Paper Sustainability Report.An independent report assessing Australia's pulp and paper industry... read more
What it’s like to live in a R300,000 modular home in South Africa
10 October, 2017
Business tech
South African homes are becoming smaller as owners opt for townhouses and flats over free-standing properties. This is according to a new Stats SA building report, which found that on average eThekwini (Durban) has the largest homes when measured by square metre. read more
Proud to serve new client Merensky, Langeni
21 September, 2017
Dolphin bay
Dolphin Bay is proud to be of service to our new client Merensky in Langeni. We are particularly pleased that the package of tailor-made services we offered was the deciding factor for them. Merensky is one of the oldest and most well-known forestry and sawmill companies in South Africa... read more
Euro project for fibre-based alternatives to plastics
14 September, 2017
Timberbiz
Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products as alternatives to oil-based materials like plastics. The project, funded partly by the European Regional Development Fund... read more
A hidden gem on the slopes of the Helderberg
14 September, 2017
Rustic homes
Hidden Valley Wine Farm, located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain near Stellenbosch in Cape Town, has a gentle approach to their craft, leaving much up to the dance between soil and climate to dictate the outcome of their highly acclaimed wine and olive produce. read more
Five reasons why paper rocks
5 September, 2017
PAMSA
Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child's first report card or a tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper; a renewable, recyclable material that is an intricate, often invisible part of our lives. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) shares its reasons why paper is good. read more
National Recycling Day - 15 September 2017
4 September, 2017
PRASA
South Africa successfully diverted 1.4 million tonnes of recyclable paper and paper packaging from landfill in 2016. This is equivalent to the weight of 280,000 adult African elephants or would cover 254 soccer fields. read more
Sustainable labels from start to finish
4 September, 2017
In an unprecedented collaborative effort, Woolworths, Avery-Dennison and Rotolabel have jointly put the FSC seal of approval on labelling materials. Gill Loubser witnessed the commemoration of this breakthrough. read more
Youth to be exposed to carpentry
29 August, 2017
Association of woodturners
High School scholars in George will show-off their woodworking skills during the upcoming Working with Wood Show taking place at Nelson Mandela University George Campus over the weekend 22 - 25 September. Collaborators of the Show include the School of Natural Resource Management... read more
Why the future looks bright for Mondi
24 August, 2017
Mondi
Higher prices for Mondi's products underpin a positive outlook for the international packaging, paper and pulp manufacturer after it reported a "robust performance" in the first half of 2017, say industry analysts. Revenue rose 8% to €3.6bn in the six months from the same period in 2016. read more

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