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Woolworths teams up with FoodForward SA to tackle food waste
Woolworths teams up with FoodForward SA to tackle food waste

Woolworths has partnered with national non-profit organisation (NPO), FoodForward SA to increase access to food across the country...

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Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic waste
5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic waste

To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018, Pick n Pay has revealed a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste...

8 Jun 2018

Using CO2 to green SA's cooling systems
Using CO2 to green SA's cooling systems

Cooling plays a vital role in daily life, from cooling people in office buildings and hospitals, to cooling products like food and data. Cooling is necessary in our modern society but it also consumes a vast amount of energy...

7 Jun 2018

Food Lover's Market ditches plastic straws
Food Lover's Market ditches plastic straws

Food Lover's Market has launched a Withdraw The Straw campaign and will be replacing all plastic straws with paper ones in its stores nationally...

5 Jun 2018

Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging
Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging

Woolworths has used World Environment Day to announce its vision of zero packaging waste to landfill, committing to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own-brand products by 2022...

5 Jun 2018

Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria
Designing the future of self-adapting sportswear using bacteria

Puma and MIT Design Lab have been collaborating on a research project that looks at how bacteria can be used within sportswear design to improve performance and sustainability...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Jun 2018

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There's more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bags

The focus for this year's World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean...

By Dr Nonhlanhla Kalabaila 5 Jun 2018

SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls
SA REIT invests +R30m in solar PV plants at its malls

Looking to curb ever-climbing electricity tariffs at its malls and reduce their carbon footprint, JSE-listed REIT SA Corporate Real Estate Limited is investing...

4 Jun 2018

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What is driving the rise in global tea consumption and production?

Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of higher incomes and efforts to diversify production to include speciality items such as herbal teas, fruit fusions and flavoured gourmet teas...

30 May 2018

Darling Sweet makes the switch to sustainable packaging
Darling Sweet makes the switch to sustainable packaging

Ahead of World Environment Day on Tuesday, 5 June, South African toffee confectioners Darling Sweet shares the motivation behind the decision to use eco-friendly packaging...

28 May 2018

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How Nando's creates shared value for farmers in southern Africa

Sam Hirst, Nando's Peri-Peri Farming Initiative manager shared how Nando's creates shared value for small farmers in southern Africa who farm their unique African Bird's Eye Chillies used in the Peri-Peri flavour Nando's is famous for...

28 May 2018

Woolworths Beauty launches greywater-safe hand and body washes
Woolworths Beauty launches greywater-safe hand and body washes

With an estimated 30 to 50% of domestic water consumption going to the garden, many consumers faced with tightening water restrictions have had to rethink how they keep their gardens going...

22 May 2018

CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites
CCBSA taps into solar power at 11 sites

Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) is installing rooftop solar photovoltaic units at 11 of its sites...

14 May 2018

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Going beyond farm-to-fork to encourage healthier food systems

The world's trade and regulation rulebook needs a reboot in order to bolster trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap. "To assure that future food systems will provide healthy food for all people we'll need a big change."

9 May 2018

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GI labelling promotes inclusive food systems, sustainable development

"Geographical indications are an approach to food production and marketing systems that place social, cultural and environmental considerations at the heart of the value chain."

2 May 2018

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NYC artists design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste

NYC bodega owners and artists have launched a project to design totes highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste and to send a message to the governor that New York needs a bag fee - not just a bag ban...

2 May 2018

Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits
Checkers swops Little Shop for eco-friendly seedling kits

In a follow-up to the Checkers Mini Shop collectables craze launched in 2016, the retailer has announced its newest campaign consisting of environmentally-friendly Little Garden seedling kits...

25 Apr 2018

AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets
AB Sugar commits to sustainability with 2030 targets

AB Sugar today launches a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world's leading sustainable sugar business...

24 Apr 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018
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 23 Apr 2018

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
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 23 Apr 2018

Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty
Oolala Collection Club answers the call for 'clean' beauty

Consumers are wising up to the far-reaching environmental, ethical and health benefits of conscious consumption, and a review of our beauty routines are an important part of the lifestyle audits we're undertaking...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Apr 2018

Could online shopping help us reduce our carbon footprint?
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

Darling Brew declared carbon neutral
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

First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open
First phase of green mixed-use precinct Loftus Park now open

The first phase of Loftus Park in Pretoria - a dynamic, green mixed-use precinct being developed by Redefine Properties together with Abland - has been opened, introducing 34,000m² A-grade office space, a premium gym, open-air piazza with restaurants and convenience retail...

4 Apr 2018

SA's re-usable sanitary wear market to hit R17bn by 2022
SA's re-usable sanitary wear market to hit R17bn by 2022

Cloth diapers, nappies, menstrual cups and other re-usable sanitary wear are growing in popularity as environmentally-friendly options to reduce waste, increase savings and improve general hygiene...

3 Apr 2018

Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris
Hout Bay designer's rooibos purses score shelf space in Paris

Gracious Dube from Hout Bay in Cape Town is delighted to have her handmade purses, which are upcycled from rooibos tea bags, stocked in a fashion boutique in Paris...

28 Mar 2018

Ikea's "fast food of the future" includes worm balls, bug burgers and algae hot dogs
Ikea's "fast food of the future" includes worm balls, bug burgers and algae hot dogs

Space10 is Ikea's research hub and innovation lab, devoted to developing bold and sustainable new business models. The latest project to come out of the lab is a selection of five iconic fast food dishes...

By Rich Haridy 23 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery
From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

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