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Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

1 day ago

The digester at Elgin Fruit Processors that converts fruit and other waste to electricity. (Image Supplied)
How Tru-Cape cuts down on food waste along the value and supply chain

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing's model of owning as much of the value chain as possible has to lead to the kinds of efficiencies that not only return maximum value to grower shareholders but also minimise waste...

2 days ago

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump
Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump

Recently Marie Claire, a major fashion magazine, published its first-ever sustainability issue. It represents one of the first times mainstream fashion...

By Anika Kozlowski 15 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

PE firm to supply green energy to KFC outlets
PE firm to supply green energy to KFC outlets

At the forefront of South Africa's energy revolution, Port Elizabeth energy services company Energyworx is poised to supply several Nelson Mandela Bay outlets of a national fast food chain with green power...

By Shaun Gillham 13 Sep 2017

Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends
Farm to fork: Why farmers need to stay on top of consumer trends

Key speaker at Free State Agriculture's 2017 Congress, Nadia van der Colff, provided delegates with some interesting insight on the farm to fork trend and why farmers should stay on top of consumer trends...

By Cari Coetzee 28 Aug 2017

R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry
R10m investment in digital printing to revive local textile industry

The arrival of digital textile printing in Cape Town can revive the local clothing and textile manufacturing industry and salvage some of the job opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

15 Aug 2017

Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears
Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears

If you notice something different about your Amarula that's for good reason - as Africa's elephants continue to be slaughtered en masse, the liqueur has removed the elephant from its logo...

By Jeff Wicks 14 Aug 2017

Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment
Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment

Lorna Scott, a driving force behind South Africa's craft gin revolution, never had any experience in the liquor industry when she launched Inverroche Gin...

14 Aug 2017

An impactful solution
An impactful solution

Innovation and value-based product development is the forefront for most companies, but few consider how this type of development should be focused on a wider industry challenge, in order to become part of an industry solution...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 31 Jul 2017

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

Go and rot, you old bag
Go and rot, you old bag

South Africans will soon be able to dispose of their plastic bags along with the rest of their waste without worrying about negative effects on the environment...

By Farren Collins 20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security
#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

We chat to President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business
#CSIMonth: Sustainability is the key to innovation and the next frontier for business

We have undergone the industrial age, the technology age, the people or talent age and now we're on the cusp of the green age...

By Tania Morgan-Weyer 17 Jul 2017

SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles
SodaStream campaign highlights 'primitive' use of plastic bottles

SodaStream has launched a new video featuring Mayim Bialik and Kristian Nairn to emphasise the devastating effect of single-use plastic bottles...

12 Jul 2017

SAPRO to recognise local products manufactured using recycled materials
SAPRO to recognise local products manufactured using recycled materials

SAPRO looks to acknowledge local products that will grow the demand for post-consumer recyclate...

10 Jul 2017

Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious
Hybrid burgers for the health and environmentally conscious

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

By Bongani Shweni 10 Jul 2017

Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion
Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion

With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using homegrown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage...

By Caroline Henshaw 7 Jul 2017

Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis
Fashion designers respond to environmental crisis

Canada has never been a driving force in fashion. As a nation, our culture and identity are often reduced to stereotypes involving plaid, nature and hockey...

By Anika Kozlowski 6 Jul 2017

South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes
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

L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn
L'Oréal to sell The Body Shop for €1bn

Beauty products giant L'Oréal has signed a contract to sell The Body Shop to Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders
#YouthMonth: Fashion brand Jota-Kena's young, conscious co-founders

Cape Town-based 'slow fashion' brand Jota-Kena recently released its AW17 collection, which combines a colour palette reminiscent of the 1970's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jun 2017

The organically grown vineyards of Avondale Wine. Image Source:
The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

23 Jun 2017

Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards
Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards

At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel...

23 Jun 2017

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

20 Jun 2017

Image credit: EY Canada via Twitter
AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa
‘Seed to Seat' hardwood design project launches in South Africa

Seven South African designers are working with American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), to design a ‘Seed to Seat' project at 100% Design South Africa...

15 Jun 2017

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