R/€ = 15.32Change: 0.11
R/$ = 13.63Change: 0.13
Au 1148.15 $/ozChange: 13.39
Pt 940.75 $/ozChange: 30.25
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
Apr 17, 2012

Rainbow Paper urges businesses to recycle paper

Environment|Metrofile Holdings|Rainbow Paper Management|Waste|Products|Service|Environmental|Dorota Boltman|Waste
© Reuse this

Paper collection and recycling service provider Rainbow Paper Management, part of JSE-listed Metrofile Holdings, was urging South African businesses to realise the environmental and business benefits of recycling unwanted paper.

Rainbow Paper divisional director Dorota Boltman said on Tuesday that paper consumption was expected to increase. She pointed to predictions by the World Wide Fund for Nature that, by 2020, total paper consumption would increase from the current 400-million tons to between 450-million and 500-million tons.

“Recycling at work helps reduce the environmental impact of the organisation because it means the paper can be used again in new products and applications, instead of simply going to landfill space,” she said, adding that paper waste accounted for 35% of global municipal landfill space.

Industrialised paper use also negatively effected the environment through deforestation. As about 90% of paper pulp was made of wood, about 35% of all trees felled were used for paper production.

Boltman said that, regardless of their size, every company used paper and every company had an opportunity to make a difference towards saving the environment for future generations.

The benefits of recycling paper included a cleaner environment; job creation; reduced costs to local authorities; decreased need to import raw materials; and freeing up space at landfill sites.

“Recycling also enhances a company’s image and can even result in increased customer loyalty as the organisation becomes a preferred business partner as it is known to be environmentally conscious,” she added.

Further, recycling could enhance employee morale, as staff would be proud of belonging to an environment-conscience organisation, she concluded.

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Environment News
The City of Cape Town has successfully reapplied for an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) for its routine stormwater management activities following changes in national legislation; however, this time, the city gained citywide authorisation. The City of Cape Town...
The much anticipated traffic restrictions into Sandton, Johannesburg, began Monday as the EcoMobility World Festival took off. Organisers said the festival aims to demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of urban mobility without dependency on private cars in a city.
Energy analyst and EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland warned recently against excessive optimism regarding timescales for the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. He was speaking at a Nuclear Roundtable in Johannesburg. “I think we...
Latest News
Updated 4 minutes ago An economic-impact assessment undertaken by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has laid bare the alarming potential knock-on effects of proposed changes to legislation governing the foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa,...
Ivan Glasenberg
Updated 8 minutes ago Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Tuesday released a funding fact sheet that showed enhanced liquidity, a plethora of undrawn credit facilities and a business that is pumping free cash. Giving chapter and verse of its financing arrangements, the...
Updated 46 minutes ago Brewer SABMiller has rejected an "informal" takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev of about $100 billion as being too low, a media report said on Tuesday, pushing down its share price. The proposal made last week was worth slightly over 40 pounds per share,...
Recent Research Reports
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
This Week's Magazine
Sphere Holdings CEO Itumeleng Kgaboesele
Updated 5 hours ago Black-owned investment holding company Sphere Holdings plans to raise a further R1-billion in the coming months in support of its strategy to become a leading black industrial enterprise, which could ultimately seek a listing on the JSE.
Energy analyst and EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland warned recently against excessive optimism regarding timescales for the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in South Africa. He was speaking at a Nuclear Roundtable in Johannesburg. “I think we...
Malawi’s Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is inviting eligible bidders to prequalify for the board’s efficiency improvement works, which will be implemented as part of the E24-million Lilongwe Water Resources Efficiency Programme.   LWB CEO Alfonso Chikuni explains that...
CROATIA, AN EU MEMBER BUT NOT A TDCA MEMBER On July 1, 2013, Croatia officially became the twenty-eighth member of the European Union (EU). Despite Croatia’s accession into the EU, it is yet to become party to the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA)...
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced that its new Inundu airborne electronics testing, evaluation and training pod had made its first test flight on September 10. The successful flight was undertaken from Lanseria International...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96