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WBeauty range first to bear RSPO sustainable palm oil certification in SA

Woolworths has launched South Africa's first locally-made, WBeauty soap range bearing the certification logo of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

3 days ago

Green business is good business: A sustainable approach to growing flowers in Kenya

Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities...

14 Feb 2018

SodaStream joins petition calling for Coca-Cola to reveal Cape water sources

Drinks company SodaStream South Africa has joined the call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water...

14 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

Abalone poaching: 'Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood'

A special investigation concludes that nearly two-thirds of dried abalone shipments to Hong Kong are harvested illegally in South Africa...

By Tony Carnie 12 Feb 2018

Water-saving WaterLoo greywater bank launched in Stellenbosch

Yesterday saw the official launch of the WaterLoo, a South African-designed greywater bank...

8 Feb 2018

Online searches for bottled water skyrocket as consumers stock up on Day Zero supplies

In preparation for Day Zero, now predicted for mid-May, many Capetonians are scrambling to get their hands on bottled water and JoJo Tanks...

7 Feb 2018

Sustainable blueberry farming key to growth and continuity

Although the planned upsurge in blueberry supply predicted for the year ahead is immense, a sustainable approach to growing should still be strictly adhered to by farmers...

6 Feb 2018

Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages looks to aid in provision of relief water in Cape Town

In an effort to help mitigate the impact of Day Zero, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation and participating suppliers are in the process of finalising the details to provide millions of litres of relief water...

2 Feb 2018

Zimbabwe tobacco under threat

Zimbabwe's largest foreign currency earner is under threat after main international buyers resolved not to accept tobacco cured using coal, citing environmental concerns.

By Livingstone Marufu 25 Jan 2018

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

24 Jan 2018

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers...

22 Jan 2018

Let's aim for sustainable, GDP-boosting luxury in 2018

In a world where disposable, mass-produced goods of dubious quality are wreaking havoc on the environment, there is a growing place for luxury goods...

By Grace Mumo 22 Jan 2018

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Natalie Mills takes her Crystal Creations to the US

Natalie Mills was struggling financially when she embarked on her first entrepreneurship endeavour. Since then, Mills has gone on to create Crystal Creations, a bespoke range of quality jewellery, and is now on the verge of launching in the US.

3 hours ago

Lab grown meat to cause labeling issues

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) has petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to exclude products not derived directly from animals raised and slaughtered, from the definition of 'beef' and 'meat'.

5 hours ago

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

SHANGHAI, China - Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room.

3 days ago

Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal

This Valentine's Day florists are predicting sales of $95m in the UK alone. But where do they all come from?

By Lara Bianchi 3 days ago

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