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#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

Kreef stocks plummet - now on red list

The World Wide Fund for Nature in SA (WWF-SA) is urging South Africans to avoid eating West Coast rock lobster, commonly known as "kreef" as stocks have fallen to 2% of their previous levels...

By Charlotte Mathews 23 Dec 2016

Five sustainable fashion brands

We highlight five brands making clothes ethically...

By Lolita Pukwana 19 Dec 2016

Zimbabwe plant to hit Mpact earnings

The closure of Mpact's plastics manufacturing facility in Zimbabwe, which will cost the company about R40m, is expected to contribute to considerably lower headline earnings for the packaging business when it reports its results for the 2016 financial year...

13 Dec 2016

Mpact falls 5% after full-year trading update

Mpact shares fell up to 5% on Monday after the company released a trading update in which it said it expects headline earnings per share in the year to December to drop by at least 30% on a year on year basis...

13 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Mondelez initiative to enhance capacity of cocoa farmers

As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production...

7 Dec 2016

Dealerships discover benefits of going green and conversing

In 2013 we trundled along to Hillfox in Johannesburg to attend the opening of a new Kia dealership. Hardly big news you might think...

By Mark Smyth 1 Dec 2016

Wire Glasses: Sustainable eyewear made in London and Harare

These John Lennon-style Wire Glasses are made from a single wire in Harare, Zimbabwe on frames that are 3d printed in London...

By Katie de Klee 29 Nov 2016

Mpact Recycling calls consumers to take greater care when disposing of recyclables, help create jobs

With the formal sector's increased investment into new recycling capacity, Mpact Polymers operation accounts for 85 direct jobs and indirectly, an anticipated 1,000 additional jobs are expected to be created within the recycling industry...

22 Nov 2016

A circular fashion economy is about more than clothes

When you shop for a new jumper, how much thought do you give to the fate of the one it will replace? Do you dump a jacket because it starts to look ragged, or falls out of fashion? More and more, the clothing industry is wrestling with the same questions...

By Lynn Oxborrow 22 Nov 2016

DAFF sets West Coast Rock Lobster quota higher than recommended

DAFF has decided to set the West Coast Rock Lobster total allowable catch for the 2016/17 fishing season at significantly higher levels than recommended by fishery scientists, instead of reducing it by a third...

21 Nov 2016

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