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Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme recognised at The Circulars 2018 in Davos

The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) has been selected as runner-up in the Circular Economy: Public Sector award of The Circulars 2018...

23 Jan 2018

Coca-Cola Company pledges to cut plastic packaging waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a commitment to become more environmentally friendly by reshaping its approach to packaging...

22 Jan 2018

City of Cape Town-funded programme shortlisted for World Economic Forum Circulars Award

Funded by the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Circulars...

22 Dec 2017

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper - and profits...

21 Dec 2017

Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

By Jackie May 14 Dec 2017

Africa called on to support circular economy

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa is committed to its long-term vision of transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon economy and just society...

20 Nov 2017

The good news about plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans...

By Deirdre McKay 16 Nov 2017

Large investment into converting beverage can industry from steel to aluminium pays off

Industry heavyweights such as ABInbev, Coca-Cola Southern Africa, Nampak Bevcan and Hulamin, have invested more than $94m (R1.258bn) since 2013 in converting the beverage can industry from steel to aluminium...

8 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

From waste to healthy soils: Why composting is the green thing to do

In South Africa, organic waste - perfectly compostable material - is one of the highest waste contributors to overflowing landfills, the largest source of methane gas...

27 Oct 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses...

25 Oct 2017

Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference...

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Mathe Group recycles 100,000 truck tyres

Mathe Group recently celebrated recycling its 100,000th truck tyre at its Hammarsdale facility...

18 Oct 2017

2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists revealed

The 24 finalists in this year's SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at an official awards ceremony on Monday, 23 October...

2 Oct 2017

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International

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 16 Feb 2018

Oxfam scandal: development work is built on inequality but that's no reason to cut foreign aid

Revelations that Oxfam workers paid for prostitutes in Haiti as the organisation was supporting survivors of the earthquake in 2011, have reopened a longstanding debate about foreign aid in the UK.

By Luisa Enria 13 Feb 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 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 in any part of its business. The Group has asked all its affiliates globally to ensure plastic is not used at any Pernod Ricard events in the future.

22 Jan 2018

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2018

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