Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released
Updated ocean economy scorecard on SA's marine resources released

While there has not been any major regression in the past two years, according to the scorecard, there are still many areas of concern...

3 days ago

What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?
What's hot in the convenience, home meal replacement and meat industries?

In the highly competitive convenience market, participants often struggle to find the competitive edge in their offering...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals
Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time. But there are worrying indicators...

By Frédéric Baudron 9 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want
Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want

Carrol Boyes has teamed up with local sustainable design brand The Joinery to create a range of tote bags and pouches made from recycled plastic bottles which would otherwise be destined for the landfill...

1 Oct 2018

Tip the farmer that grew your coffee on National Coffee Day
Tip the farmer that grew your coffee on National Coffee Day

A new initiative called Tip the Farmer is bringing South Africans closer to the people who grow their coffee. Launching on National Coffee Day, which takes place on 29 September...

28 Sep 2018

Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs
Call for Famous Brands to commit to cage-free eggs

Multi-faith environmental NGO SAFCEI has launched a public campaign urging restaurant franchisor, Famous Brands, to commit to go "cage-free" for all its hens and their eggs by 2025...

21 Sep 2018

H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities
H&M Foundation drives circular fashion through textile recycling facilities

As part of H&M's mission to become "truly circular" by 2030, its charitable arm, the H&M Foundation, has opened two hydrothermal textile recycling plants in Hong Kong...

20 Sep 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

14 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Research indicates that up to a third of all food is wasted – but also shows that anti-waste campaigns frequently backfire. ,
When anti-waste campaigns backfire

Waste has become a serious problem in Western societies...

By Corinne Faure and Mia Birau 11 Sep 2018

Burberry stops burning unsold goods and bans real fur
Burberry stops burning unsold goods and bans real fur

British luxury fashion brand Burberry is putting an end to its practice of destroying unsold product, instead announcing that it will be expanding on its efforts to reuse, repair, donate or recycle unsaleable goods...

10 Sep 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

By Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking
FoodForward's new digital platform unlocks real potential of foodbanking

FoodForward SA has introduced the FoodShare Digital Platform, a technological answer to the logistical demands of an organisation that recovers surplus food in the supply chain for redistribution...

28 Aug 2018

Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands
Faithful to Nature Eco Awards to celebrate pioneering green brands

Faithful to Nature has just launched its inaugural Eco Awards, which will honour the brands and companies demonstrating a commitment to conscious consumption and earth-friendly products...

28 Aug 2018

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened
Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course...

By Andrew Spicer 21 Aug 2018

World renowned bar tender and international brand ambassador Simon Kirstenfeger in his element behind the bar at The Living Room, Maboneng.
Altos Tequila challenges bartenders to share their sustainable ideas

Altos Tequila recently launched its Tahona Society's Collective Spirit Project competition in Johannesburg...

15 Aug 2018

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. Photo: Antonio Fiorente
#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands...

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018

Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry
Clothing rental could be the key to a stylishly sustainable fashion industry

A staggering 235m items of unwanted clothing were forecast to be dumped in UK landfill in 2017, while the average American is estimated to bin 81lb (37kg) of used clothing annually...

By Naomi Braithwaite 10 Aug 2018

Woolworths trials recycling vending machine in Cape Town store
Woolworths trials recycling vending machine in Cape Town store

In an effort to reduce packaging waste, Woolworths is piloting an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont...

8 Aug 2018

Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant
Eat Out, Woolworths looking for SA's most sustainable restaurant

Entries for the 2018 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award are now open...

7 Aug 2018

Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?
Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?

The UK produced 11-million tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it...

By Sharon George 3 Aug 2018

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment
Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment

As companies move to get rid of single-use plastic bags and bans on microbeads are coming into force...

By Thomas Neitzert 2 Aug 2018

Pick n Pay's plans: 15,000 new jobs and 100% recyclable shopping bags
Pick n Pay's plans: 15,000 new jobs and 100% recyclable shopping bags

Pick n Pay has its sights set on creating 15,000 new jobs over the next three years...

30 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

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