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Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion
Polyester could slip on banana peel of green fashion

For decades after polyester's invention in the 1940s, there wasn't much exciting innovation in the fibres used in the world's textiles. Until now...

By Jackie May 3 days ago

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling
UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned on Wednesday, 13 December, that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide...

3 days ago

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First Group commits to creating green vacation destinations

It's only a matter of time before green practices become a baseline requirement in the hospitality industry - 'going green' is no longer just a buzz phrase...

8 Dec 2017

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

New local craft beer brewing to combat food waste and alleviate hunger
New local craft beer brewing to combat food waste and alleviate hunger

Toast Ale South Africa has plans to produce a craft beer that utilises surplus bread from local companies, which would otherwise be discarded...

6 Dec 2017

Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation
Mazda SA announces launch of Mazda Foundation

Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non-Profit Company, aimed at providing financial aid to funds, authorities, and institutions which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts...

4 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier
How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Recycling e-waste can help create jobs and reduce poverty in Africa
Recycling e-waste can help create jobs and reduce poverty in Africa

The "trash is cash" slogan is currently being used so that waste is viewed through a new and innovative lens. It also reveals a new approach with regard to electronic waste...

By Juliette Biao 29 Nov 2017

The burger apocalypse: low carbon eating and avoiding food waste
The burger apocalypse: low carbon eating and avoiding food waste

More than 95% of people still eat meat and don't like being told that it is wrong and bad for the planet to do so...

By Tony Curran 28 Nov 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive
The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

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Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution, but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide...

24 Nov 2017

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?
It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay
Making water conservation a culture at The Table Bay

"Water conservation has become culture at The Table Bay. We are invested in every drop and we believe that collectively, even the simplest tactics can meaningfully contribute to saving water," says Joanne Selby.

20 Nov 2017

The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good
The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment...

By Kim Pickering 20 Nov 2017

Webinar to discuss giving around the globe
Webinar to discuss giving around the globe

Leading global organisations in corporate giving are hosting an international webinar on Thursday, 19 November, from 3pm-4pm - which stakeholders can access free by registering online...

Issued by Trialogue 13 Nov 2017

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V&A Waterfront to host Ocean Life Festival

The V&A Waterfront recently announced the launch of its annual Ocean Life Festival - a new endeavour focused on fostering an appreciation and understanding of South Africa's ocean assets...

9 Nov 2017

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New hazmat dump for PE

After more than a decade of deliberations and red tape, a second highly hazardous landfill for Nelson Mandela Bay has been approved by the Department of Environmental Affairs...

By Estelle Ellis 9 Nov 2017

Water and Sanitation to appear before committee
Water and Sanitation to appear before committee

The Department of Water and Sanitation will today brief the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on new developments in the department...

8 Nov 2017

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Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

A shipping container lies submerged in Durban harbour after the October 10 storm: Photo: Salt Fishing South Africa
Shipping company cleaning up Durban cargo spill

MSC says it has "taken over the clean-up of the harbour in recent days in order to expedite the process"...

By Fred Kockott 7 Nov 2017

Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative
Growthpoint launches G-Eco waste-to-soil initiative

G-Eco (Growthpoint Eco) is the latest green initiative from Growthpoint Properties, a pilot project that turns the large volumes of food waste generated by client businesses at its properties into compost...

6 Nov 2017

Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study

Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions...

3 Nov 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards
Coca-Cola Beverages takes top prize at Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa took top honours at the fourth Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards...

3 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances
Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances...

2 Nov 2017

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From waste to healthy soils: Why composting is the green thing to do

In South Africa, organic waste - perfectly compostable material - is one of the highest waste contributors to overflowing landfills, the largest source of methane gas...

27 Oct 2017

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?
Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialised global economy...

By Suzanne Mancini 25 Oct 2017

SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises
SAB Foundation awards over R9m to small social enterprises

The 2017 SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards winners were announced in Johannesburg recently. Over R9m in prize money was distributed among the 24 small businesses...

25 Oct 2017

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Durban beaches awash with toxic 'nurdles'

"An ecological disaster and an environmental emergency" - that's what conservation and environmental organisations are calling the millions of plastic pellets, known as "nurdles", that have been washing up on KwaZulu-Natal beaches in the past two weeks...

By Shelley Seid 25 Oct 2017

China bans foreign waste - but what will happen to the world's recycling?
China bans foreign waste - but what will happen to the world's recycling?

The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials...

By Christine Cole 24 Oct 2017

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