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The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform lives...

2 days ago

Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture

Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was the most accessible way of obtaining products such as televisions, video recorders and washing machines that were high cost and frequently required repair...

By Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam 4 Aug 2017

Nike designs shoebox made out of recycled milk containers and coffee lids

Nike partnered with Taiwanese architect and engineer Arthur Huang to design "sustainable and responsible" Air Max packaging...

By Bongani Shweni 28 Jul 2017

Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy...

21 Jul 2017

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass...

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations...

By Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017

South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes

Blessing Lunga makes shoes in his two-roomed shack. He learned how to make them from a man he stayed with in Johannesburg...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Innovation winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Innovation award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 Jun 2017

Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership

Through Parley for the Oceans, adidas has been turning threat into thread by re-using marine plastic debris to form a signature element of its performance-led running shoes...

8 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET recycling in SA, including Bizcommunity's Managing Editor, have been named Petco Award winners...

8 Jun 2017

Recycled Plastic Product of the Year competition opens for entries

Entries are now open for the 6th Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Awards, organised by SAPRO and Plastics SA...

7 Jun 2017

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International

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

9 hours ago

New study: Pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

Bumblebee queens are a common sight on a spring day, their large furry bodies flying industriously from flower to flower. At this point they will have just awoken from a long hibernation - the much smaller worker bees die off each year, leaving the new queens to survive winter alone. Eating nectar and pollen from these flowers is therefore essential for the queens to build up their energy and fat stores. Once they are fully restored, which can happen within a few days, the queens will look for a nest-site, perhaps an abandoned mouse nest, where they will build up a honey pot and pollen stores prior to laying eggs and founding a new colony of bumblebees.

By Mark Brown 1 day ago

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. In 2015, the global merchant fleet carried a record 10 billion tonnes of cargo, a 2.1% increase from the previous year.

By Martina Doblin 1 day ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

Sonic is to launch hybrid burgers that could potentially be a game changer in the fast food chain industry.

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

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