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

Are healthier people going to save the planet?
Are healthier people going to save the planet?

Does our sensitivity to the planet's health depend on the status of our own, personal health?

By Dr Craig Nossel 24 Jul 2018

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Burberry burns £28.6m worth of unsold products to be more exclusive

It has been reported that iconic British luxury fashion label Burberry destroyed its unsold products to the value of £28.6m last year to make its brand more exclusive, adding to the total value of £90m worth of goods it has destroyed over the last five years...

23 Jul 2018

EcoDepot launches online South African DIY marketplace
EcoDepot launches online South African DIY marketplace

Cape Town-based do it yourself e-commerce company EcoDepot has launched its South African online marketplace...

23 Jul 2018

CBC brewery’s 120m2 flat plate collector array. Source: Soltrain, 2016
Solar thermal: an opportunity for SA's food, beverage industries

In an era of uncertainty, when it comes to both power supply and pricing, renewable energy sources can provide certainty in both supply and costs...

By Louise Scholtz 20 Jul 2018

Diamond disruption: Lab-grown stones easier on the pocket and the environment
Diamond disruption: Lab-grown stones easier on the pocket and the environment

While the concept of laboratory-grown stones is not an entirely new one, the recent announcement by De Beers that they will be setting up their own synthetic diamond production signals a significant shift in the industry...

12 Jul 2018

Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day
Spar Western Cape ups the ante in fighting plastic problem, announces plastic free day

Spar in the Western Cape and Namibia have actively re-aligned themselves even more assertively in the fight to reduce and eventually stop the sale of plastic shopping bags...

Issued by Spar Western Cape 4 Jul 2018

Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day
Pick n Pay pilots eco-friendly bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day

Pick n Pay is experimenting with compostable bags as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags. To mark International Plastic Bag Free Day today and as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste...

3 Jul 2018

FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more people
FoodForward SA's Second Harvest an agri outreach to feed more people

Andy Du Plessis, FoodForward SA's managing director shares more on why Second Harvest was created and the importance of food security...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Jul 2018

Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory
Refrigeration goes green at BM Foods Cape Town factory

Food manufacturer BM Foods is shrinking its carbon footprint by introducing a CO2-driven refrigeration system into its new, modern Cape Town factory...

28 Jun 2018

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...

20 Jun 2018

Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk
Mossel Bay factory goes drought-friendly by extracting water from cow's milk

Nestlé South Africa has transformed its Mossel Bay dairy factory into a "zero water" manufacturing site. The company has installed new water recovery, treatment and recycling technology at the factory...

18 Jun 2018

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

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