Video Exploring sustainable practices in food and fibre production:producer video

TLF ID M019350

This is a video about how trees are grown and harvested by Green Triangle Forest Products and how facial tissues are made at Kimberley-Clark's South Australian mill. In the first part of the video, Linda Maddern Marketing Manager for Green Triangle Forest Products describes the size and importance of Australia's forestry industry; compares and contrasts forestry with farming any other commodity; and illustrates the stages in the process from site preparation to log harvest. In the second part, Scott Wicker Mill Manager at Millicent SA tells how all Kimberley-Clark's facial tissues for Australia and New Zealand are produced at the mill; shows the technology used in turning imported pulp into tissues; describes the range of occupations at the mill; and emphasises that the mill recovers and recycles 96% of its waste. The video lasts for 4:58 min.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is an excellent resource for studies of log and fibre production in relation to the primary curriculums in Design and Technologies and Economics and Business and the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority. In the Design and Technologies curriculum the video's coverage of the managed environments of forest plantations and of Kleenex tissue manufacturing is of considerable value for the years 3/4 content description that refers to fibre production in modern societies and the years 5/6 description about how and why fibre is produced in managed environments.
  • In Economics and Business the video supports the year 5 content description that refers to types of resources (natural and human) and the ways societies use them in order to satisfy needs and wants and the year 6 content description about the reasons businesses exist and the different ways they provide goods and services.
  • The tissue manufacture segment of the resource is also of value for the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly for its organising idea that designing action for sustainability requires an evaluation of past practices, the assessment of scientific and technological developments, and balanced judgments based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts. The sustainability of facial tissues would be an interesting case study for this organising idea with relevant elements including Kimberley-Clark's strong record in recovery and recycling of waste and Australian society's clear preference for buying disposable tissues rather than reusable handkerchiefs.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Economics and business
  • Design and technologies
  • Technologies

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