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Print Remains A Valued Resource

According to Two Sides North America President Kathi Rowzie, print and digital communications are often compared as an either/or proposition to suggest one is better than the other, but the non-profit organisation’s research shows that both play an important part in today’s information-driven economy. ‘Rather than adopt a one-size-fits all digital communications strategy, savvy news […]

2021-06-07T09:02:17+02:00May 26th, 2021|

An Opportunity For Packaging Designers And Brands To Minimise Waste

Consider the tube used to package Pringles crisps. Its design presents considerable difficulties for recycling. The package consists of a metal base and metal tear-off lid, plus a foil laminated cardboard sleeve and a plastic cap. This points to one of the biggest limitations for packaging design: complex packaging  is too hard to separate into […]

2020-11-30T08:59:29+02:00Nov 25th, 2020|

Consumers Pushing For More Sustainable Packaging

Much of the drive to ditch plastics comes from consumer pressure – they are appalled at the damage plastic waste causes. If people choose not to buy a product because of its plastic packaging, sellers have to respond. This is especially urgent in sectors already under threat to change their business models, such as newspaper […]

2020-11-15T10:49:37+02:00Nov 10th, 2020|

Assessing The Value Of Paper Waste

Waste paper and board have persistent value as raw materials, so recycling them into new materials makes sense if it is done right. But waste paper and board have questionable value as a fleeting source of energy. A small cohort of people in the paper business and elsewhere have taken to disparaging recycling. They claim […]

2020-09-21T08:38:32+02:00Sep 16th, 2020|

Is The Switch From Paperless To Digital Communications Sustainable?

According to Two Sides, the magnitude of the negative impacts resulting from the use of electronic communication should be cause enough for companies to abandon their unverifiable greenwashing claims that going digital is better for the environment. Many banks, utilities, telecoms and other service providers continue to encourage (and sometimes force) their customers to switch […]

2020-08-24T08:22:56+02:00Aug 18th, 2020|

Facts About Forestry, Recycling And Greenwashing Claims

According to Samantha Choles, Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa, we need to get the facts straight about paper and recycling and cut the greenwash. I recently drew cash at an ATM and was greeted with an on-screen message: ‘If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees.’ […]

2020-04-27T13:57:11+02:00Apr 20th, 2020|

Now Is The Time To See How You Can Improve Your Print Production Processes

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director, Engagement – Solimar Systems, Inc., discusses the impact of COVID-19 on sectors such as paper, print and mail, and how we can stay abreast of the challenges ahead. It should be safe to say at this point that 2020 isn’t exactly what any of us expected; the challenges of COVID-19 have […]

2020-04-20T07:53:50+02:00Apr 15th, 2020|

Sustainably Managed Forests Can Play Crucial Role In Managing Climate Crisis

According to the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2018 Report, we have just 12 years to act if we are to keep temperature increases to below 1.5°C. Saturday 21 March marked the International Day of Forests and, while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that initiatives to raise awareness are likely not to be […]

2020-03-30T09:02:51+02:00Mar 25th, 2020|

The Paper Converting Industry Is Becoming Increasingly Important To The Paper Sector

According to Pasaban, in order to understand the state of the global paper and cardboard converting industry, we ought to focus on and analyse the paper sector. Interestingly enough, the paper converting industry is becoming increasingly important to the paper sector. The significance of its activity lies in the flexibility and speed with which required […]

2020-03-30T09:03:11+02:00Mar 18th, 2020|

Be Inspired By Printing Solutions At The Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo

The Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo, taking place on 12 February at Elanga Estate, is the region’s leading event for the printing industry. The expo goes beyond showcasing the latest commercial printers, digital label and digital packaging solutions by inspiring you to take your print business to the next level. The event is a platform for visitors […]

2020-01-20T09:30:47+02:00Jan 14th, 2020|