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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 8 hours ago

#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...

2 days ago

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

TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre
TCI Apparel unveils sustainable design centre

Trade Call Investments (TCI) Apparel opened its new design centre in Epping, Cape Town. With industry-leading, conscious fashion the new centre is set to be a prime example...

12 Jun 2017

Adidas turning threat into thread through Parley for the Oceans partnership
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
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

Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often
Sustainable shopping: for eco-friendly jeans, stop washing them so often

Denim jeans - whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw - are one of the world's most-loved garments. But from fibre to wardrobe, they have a considerable ecological footprint...

By Alice Payne and Susannah Kate Devitt 8 Jun 2017

Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project
Waste to Food: PnP cutting down on food waste through innovative project

Food waste costs the South African economy more than R61 billion annually. A sustainable solution has been developed in the form of Waste to Food, an innovative business process that converts excess organic waste into...

8 Jun 2017

Recycled Plastic Product of the Year competition opens for entries
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

Diageo renews commitment to sustainable packaging
Diageo renews commitment to sustainable packaging

Alcoholic beverages company, Diageo, is renewing its commitment to sustainable packaging with the release of its revised Global Plastics and Packaging Guidelines...

5 Jun 2017

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Are South Africans living eco-friendly enough?

As South Africans, we can be proud of the steps that various organisations are taking, but we must ask ourselves are we as individuals doing enough?

5 Jun 2017

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Reducing food waste by implementing best practices across food chains

The Fourth International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology opened at the Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp, 28 May 2017 with a little over 100 plant scientists

2 Jun 2017

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Postharvest Pathology Symposium to address food waste

South Africa needs novel technology, and innovative and creative approaches to combat postharvest losses in order to reduce food waste...

30 May 2017

Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success
Jessica Bonin: Master blender of tea, passion and success

Jessica Bonin carved a career out of her passion for tea and sharing the art of tea-drinking with the world...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2017

Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water
Coca-Cola saves 290 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has announced a saving of almost 726 million litres of water over the past six years...

26 May 2017

New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 24 May 2017

Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger Day
Shoprite opens doors to community gardens for World Hunger Day

To raise awareness of World Hunger Day on Sunday 28 May 2017, the Shoprite Group will give community projects it supports access to local markets...

24 May 2017

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