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2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open
2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

21 Jun 2017

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards
Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

21 Jun 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects
Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity
Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity

The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet...

By Bongani Shweni 20 Jun 2017

2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced
2017 Eco-Logic Awards winners announced

The Eco-Logic Awards 2017, hosted by The Enviropaedia, took place at the CSIR in Tshwane on Wednesday, 14 June, honouring individuals and organisations who are contributing to a sustainable future...

19 Jun 2017

Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution
Entrepreneurs challenge transferable human disease with innovative water and sanitation solution

Two entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to find an innovative solution to deal with a deprived human need - water and sanitation - by creating a mobile hand wash called mo-Wash...

By Godfrey Sono 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

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

UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa
UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem...

7 Jun 2017

Komati Power Station. Photo: Eskom
Eskom blames renewables for closures

Eskom's supposed reasons for shutting down five of its oldest coal-power plants mask an ulterior motive...

By Melissa Fourie and Robyn Hugo 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

High Court grants order to liquidate REDISA
High Court grants order to liquidate REDISA

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the appointment of a liquidator, who will take immediate control of the business of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)...

5 Jun 2017

New Environmental Management Bill tabled
New Environmental Management Bill tabled

The National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, 2017, proposing changes to section 24G of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), was tabled in Parliament on 24 May 2017...

By Garyn Rapson 2 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

Redisa halts tyre collections
Redisa halts tyre collections

Redisa has confirmed that it has ceased all tyre collections with immediate effect following the change in its funding model, based on the implementation of a tyre levy collected by SARS...

2 Jun 2017

Averda SA appoints head of sustainability
Averda SA appoints head of sustainability

Brindha Roberts has been appointed head of sustainability in South Africa for global waste management company Averda...

1 Jun 2017

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Tobacco kills 7-million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, 30 May, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste...

31 May 2017

Trialogue director Cathy Duff
Tracking a decade of trends in SA's CSI space

According to Trialogue director Cathy Duff, despite uncertainty and tougher trading conditions in almost every sector of the economy...

19 May 2017

A simpler way to purify water
A simpler way to purify water

Scientists have devised a simple way to separate microscopic pollutants from water...

By Emile Uys 19 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

Billions of rand being tossed by dumping waste in landfills
Billions of rand being tossed by dumping waste in landfills

SA is throwing away about R148bn into a big hole every year by dumping almost 90% of its waste stream into municipal landfill dumps....

By Tony Carnie 5 May 2017

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics
Flexible, organic and biodegradable: A new wave of electronics

A new semiconductor developed by Stanford researchers is as flexible as skin and easily degradable...

By Jamie Matroos 5 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

Source: The Centre for Environmental Rights
The CER wants Anglo/Seriti deal environmental documents made public

When Anglo announced its restructuring plans in February 2016, the CER ddressed an open letter, calling on it to make key environmental documents available...

25 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

Concern rises over tougher waste control
Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 24 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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