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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...

1 day ago

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 3 days ago

Silver lining in the second-hand goods market
Silver lining in the second-hand goods market

Carefully managed second-hand shopping is the shrewd choice in today's economy, as the real net wealth of South Africans declined by nearly 2% in 2016...

19 May 2017

Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging
Advocating the versatility and recyclability of metal packaging

MetPac-SA, the newly formed producer responsibility organisation (PRO), tasked specifically with looking after the interests and recycling of steel, tin plate and aluminium...

18 May 2017

Boxmore-PETCO venture drives recycling in Harrismith
Boxmore-PETCO venture drives recycling in Harrismith

Five local PET collectors in the Harrismith community have received waste recycling trolleys from the partnership of Boxmore Packaging and PETCO...

12 May 2017

Fashionably conscious: Salon 58 and H&M collaborate on conscious collection
Fashionably conscious: Salon 58 and H&M collaborate on conscious collection

H&M and Salon 58 recently joined forces to launch the Conscious Exclusive Collection. This line only utilises recycled and sustainably created materials and aims to educate customers on their fashion footprint.

By Ruth Cooper 9 May 2017

Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' project
Making sneakers sustainable with the ‘Shoetopia' project

Two Polish students are challenging traditional methods of shoe production with their 3D-printed sneaker...

By Lindsay Samson 28 Apr 2017

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life
Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home...

By Hugh Tyrrell 24 Apr 2017

Taylor Shutters & Blinds
Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

21 Apr 2017

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA
Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

21 Apr 2017

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Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets

Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food...

By Tim Lang 19 Apr 2017

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Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again
Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again

Created by Spanish designer Gerard Rubio, the Kniterate is a knitting machine that turns digital designs into fully realised garments...

By Lindsay Samson 7 Apr 2017

Get walking with stylish eco shoes made from recycled plastic bottles
Get walking with stylish eco shoes made from recycled plastic bottles

It's the eco-friendly, super comfortable flat that's taking off. Rothy's flats are made from just one material: polyester fibre sourced from 100% recycled water bottles...

By Tracy Swain 7 Apr 2017

A landfill is no place for plastic bottles
A landfill is no place for plastic bottles

Because their usefulness extends well beyond their original purpose, and to bury them in earth is exceptionally wasteful...

By Sindy Peters 4 Apr 2017

AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy
AB InBev bets on renewables for future energy

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest beer group in the world, has committed itself to secure 100% of its purchased electricity...

29 Mar 2017

This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child
This kids clothing range literally grows alongside your child

Today's fashion industry has long been embroiled in a sustainability challenge. Constantly contributing to the depletion of fossil fuels through its relentless use of natural resources...

By Lindsay Samson 29 Mar 2017

P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water
P&G to raise 500,000 days of clean water

Conscious of the water disaster currently being faced by South Africans, Procter & Gamble (P&G) South Africa has a goal to raise 500,000 days of clean water...

27 Mar 2017

Water from Air technical director, Paul Raglan-Smith and CEO Ray de Vries with a mobile 1,500 litres per day machine designed and manufactured in South Africa.
Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us...

22 Mar 2017

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Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation

Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle, and Mars, agreed on a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana...

17 Mar 2017

Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya
Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya

Founded by Morteza Saifi and Evgeniya Khromina, Panâh is an ethical fashion production house based in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Mar 2017

Fry family celebrates 25 years of vegan food manufacturing
Fry family celebrates 25 years of vegan food manufacturing

Fry's Family Foods is a family-owned food company, begun in South Africa in 1992, and now an international supplier of vegan foods...

13 Mar 2017

South Africa's paper recycling rate tops forecast
South Africa's paper recycling rate tops forecast

The latest figures on the recycling of paper in South Africa indicate that the amounts recovered have exceeded the 2017 forecast...

9 Mar 2017

Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint
Tesco saves £4m through HR practices reducing carbon footprint

Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices...

7 Mar 2017

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?
Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 23 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo
#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Feb 2017

John J. Coetzee, CEO at Green Worx
Global GreenTag certifies Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

Local manufacturer Green Worx Cleaning Solutions recently announced that its products have been certified by ecolabel Global GreenTag...

23 Feb 2017

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste
How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

Let me ask you a question. Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it's fully functional?

By Sharad Sinha 22 Feb 2017

Unlocking business opportunities using sustainability standards
Unlocking business opportunities using sustainability standards

A new report recently published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities...

20 Feb 2017

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