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Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 1 day ago

Global GreenTag certifies Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Local manufacturer Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently announced that its products have been certified by ecolabel Global GreenTag...

2 days ago

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

Let me ask you a question. Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it's fully functional?

By Sharad Sinha 3 days ago

Unlocking business opportunities using sustainability standards

A new report recently published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities...

20 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans release eco-friendly swimwear collaboration

Following the release of a stylish sneaker made using plastic salvaged from the ocean, Adidas has once again teamed up with environmental initiative, Parley for the Oceans...

By Lindsay Samson 7 Feb 2017

Goodbye dandruff, hello clean ocean

If you don't like lifeless hair, dandruff on your shoulders and plastics in your ocean, you can tackle all three in the shower...

7 Feb 2017

The Paper Water Bottle sits at the intersection of branding and sustainable design

It's no secret that around 80 percent of the 80 billion plastic bottles produced annually will end up in landfills or oceans where it will take 800 years to biodegrade...

By Jamie Matroos 3 Feb 2017

Woolworths Palmyra store achieves GBCSA 5-star rating

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town a 5-star rating...

2 Feb 2017

Is a vegetarian diet really more environmentally friendly than eating meat?

Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya – food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavour...

By Wayne Martindale 27 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Why more than ever, sustainability is good business

South African companies, including those in the retail sector, continue to experience a significant change in mindset among customers. The reality is that doing business is no longer just about profit, but also about creating shared value and meeting responsibilities to contribute to inclusive economic development, and to give back to communities and our planet...

By Justin Smith 12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Defining sustainability for the bottling industry

Sustainability is the ultimate long-term goal of any company, which allows it to contribute to the development of the country where it operates. It is no longer merely about profitability, but a phenomenon that must support the goals of a company through the triple context of its social, environmental and economic aspects...

By Gaopaleloe Mothoagae 11 Jan 2017

Christmas recycling tips

Come 27 December, it is as if people instinctively realise they need a detox. It is also a time when many people prepare for the New Year by doing an annual spring clean. Reducing, reusing or recycling all that Christmas packaging can make an enormous difference to the environment, says Donna Noble, Mpact communications manager...

23 Dec 2016

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