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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
Luthier joins the George Working with Wood Show
22 August, 2017
Working with wood
The Working with Wood Show returns to the Garden Route this year for the second time since its debut in Knysna in 2014. The Show is once again being hosted by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) George Campus (old Saasveld) over the long weekend of 22 - 25 September. read more
Apple's sustainable forestry strategy branches out
16 August, 2017
Greenbiz
When it comes to environmentally responsible packaging, Apple is not feeling boxed in. The tech giant has just announced the latest expansion of its sustainable forestry strategy, aimed at protecting or creating enough responsibly managed forests to offset its packaging footprint. read more
Meeting Nature halfway: A sustainable future built with timber
14 August, 2017
Rustic homes
Buildings, be they domestic, commercial or industrial, are major consumers of energy the world over and this applies to much more than just their day-to-day running. From basic components, transport, construction, operation and final decomposition after its useful life... read more

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