BizTrends 2018


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Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

1 day ago

Apple's new recycling robot takes apart 200 iPhones an hour

There are a lot of traded-in iPhones that need recycling - and that's where the company's new Daisy robot comes in...

By Ben Coxworth 2 days ago

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

By Feroz Koor 3 days ago

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

By Anthony J Ryan 3 days ago

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explains

Although other bacterial enzymes were already known to slowly digest PET, the new enzyme had apparently evolved specifically for this job...

By Emily Flashman 19 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

"The judges looked for winners who might educate and inspire others, challenging the industry to achieve more by demonstrating what can be done by businesses and organisations to realise the ambition of responsible tourism. That ambition is simply put: to use tourism to make better places for people to live in."

19 Apr 2018

This is what's on the agenda for Sustainability Week 2018

This year's Sustainability Week, set for 5-7 June at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane, will cover sustainable development in Africa at various scales, from Africa's capital cities to the people who sustainable development affects.

18 Apr 2018

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

The International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency that regulates global shipping, is writing new rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions from ships by 2050...

By James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett 17 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Could online shopping help us reduce our carbon footprint?

The full lifecycle emissions from a products' consumption is dominated by the manufacturing processes and the product's use, however, emissions associated with the distribution of goods from manufacturer to consumer also matter...

10 Apr 2018

Plastic crisis: divert foreign aid to dumpsites in developing countries

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem that is finally getting the attention it deserves...

By Christine Cole 9 Apr 2018

Darling Brew declared carbon neutral

Darling Brew in the Western Cape is the first brewery on the continent to be declared carbon neutral...

5 Apr 2018

School children recycle waste for food

In Colchester, primary school learners are recycling plastic bottles and tins in exchange for school stationery, clothing and food...

By Joseph Chirume 4 Apr 2018

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