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Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust
Sappi partners with Prince of Wales Trust

Sappi will be funding research on artificial intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme...

Issued by Sappi 2 days ago

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What we can learn from China's fight against environmental ruin

A good news story about China's environment is something you don't hear every day...

By Brett Bryan and Lei Gao 13 Jul 2018

New SA body established to manage marine pollution
New SA body established to manage marine pollution

The National Department of Transport has established an Incident Management Organisation...

9 Jul 2018

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How to clean up our universal plastic tragedy

Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals...

By Tony Robert Walker 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

McLean Banda, a waste picker who lives in the informal settlement next to Genesis Landfill in Central Johannesburg, sorts his recyclable materials. Photo: Zoë Postman
Hope for Johannesburg waste pickers

The future of Johannesburg's waste pickers may be looking brighter...

By Zoë Postman 3 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

New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'
New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'

Eskom has thus far been let off the hook by government...

27 Jun 2018

First waste management report for Africa released
First waste management report for Africa released

The United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa...

12 Jun 2018

Dr Tony Ribbink, Sustainable Seas Trust CEO
Tackling the plastic waste problem in Africa

Africa has the dubious honour of being the second most polluted continent on the planet, and therefore must take both the responsibility and opportunity to pioneer world-leading waste management methods...

11 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 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

Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, waste
Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, waste

Unilever, has unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban that will reduce CO2 emissions, waste-to-landfill, and ultimately the amount of electricity used in production...

6 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

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Your coffee cup lid is likely to outlive you and your grandchildren

Globally, 8-million tonnes of plastics are dumped into the sea every year...

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

Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa
Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa

Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

WhatsApp the FC Foundation to recycle your extra plastic bottles
WhatsApp the FC Foundation to recycle your extra plastic bottles

Some Cape Town residents now have a surplus of plastic water bottles...

1 Jun 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 Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

24 May 2018

Vissershok Landfill is one of the few Western Cape waste sites that is fully operational and compliant with regulation. Photo: Eryn Scannell
Western Cape's mounting rubbish problem

"We have a serious waste problem in the Western Cape. We are running out of landfill space," Minister of Environmental Affairs Anton Bredell warned in a press release...

By Annie Cebulski 18 May 2018

Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong
Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong

Many of us think we know what electronic waste is...

By Josh Lepawsky 16 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

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Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

SEED workshop applications open for entrepreneurs in sustainability sector
SEED workshop applications open for entrepreneurs in sustainability sector

Global non-profit organisation SEED will host its Replicator Connect Workshops in Polokwane, 17-18 May, and in Pretoria, 23-24 May...

4 May 2018

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Hidden danger: Why soil pollution should be a top priority globally

Little is know about the scale and severity of soil pollution, which poses a serious threat to agricultural productivity, food safety and human health...

3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby
How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of communities living nearby

Mining companies are often criticised for dumping waste without taking the necessary precautions...

By Vusumuzi Nkosi 3 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

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