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Jaguar Land Rover launches surfboard from upcycled plastic foam
Jaguar Land Rover launches surfboard from upcycled plastic foam

As part of its Waste to Wave project, Jaguar Land Rover has created a surfboard using recycled plastic derived from early clay design models...

14 Sep 2017

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The Table Bay brings green consciousness to employees, educates on R&R

R&R - reuse and recycle - is at the top of Table Bay's waste management agenda and the hotel is currently running an extensive training programme to educate staff on "how".

13 Sep 2017

Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash
Egyptian upcycling startup creates fashionable accessories from trash

While studying in Europe, Egyptian entrepreneurs Rana Rafie and Yara Yassin were inspired by the recycling and upcycling boom taking place around them...

By Jamie Matroos 13 Sep 2017

Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance
Wautilli Arkaim - A permaculture school of practical abundance

Wautilli Arkaim's students will learn how to bio-design and build debt-free, fully off-grid natural dome homes made from earth and waste. These homes will discharge their waste water into regenerative wetland ecologies feeding food forest biospheres...

Issued by Bio Veda 11 Sep 2017

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What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability
Permaculture school in JHB - teaching the art of practical self-sustainability

Bio Veda Academy shares the art of practical and integrated self-sustainability inspiring local communities to live with an abundant and profitable livelihood. Help the school by purchasing one of the online/live courses or donate...

Issued by Bio Veda 23 Aug 2017

The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty
The Clothing Bank exhibition features women leading the journey out of poverty

Since 2010 The Clothing Bank has been using excess stock donated by South Africa's largest clothing retailers and manufacturers to transform lives...

15 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy
Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture
Having more, owning less: how to fight throwaway culture

Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was the most accessible way of obtaining products such as televisions, video recorders and washing machines that were high cost and frequently required repair...

By Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam 4 Aug 2017

Nike designs shoebox made out of recycled milk containers and coffee lids
Nike designs shoebox made out of recycled milk containers and coffee lids

Nike partnered with Taiwanese architect and engineer Arthur Huang to design "sustainable and responsible" Air Max packaging...

By Bongani Shweni 28 Jul 2017

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Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy...

21 Jul 2017

Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash

Amsterdam-based Cities Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they've added paper, textiles and glass...

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?
#CSIMonth: Does your brand walk its CSR talk?

Ken Egbas, founder of The SERAS, unpacks some of the awards' most significant impacts on the African CSR landscape...

By Sindy Peters 21 Jul 2017

Reliance Compost Founder, Eddie Redelinghuys
#CSIMonth: Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

We chat to Eco-Logic Award winner, Reliance Compost's founder and director about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations...

By Cari coetzee 17 Jul 2017

South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes
South Africans put themselves in Zimbabwean shoes

Blessing Lunga makes shoes in his two-roomed shack. He learned how to make them from a man he stayed with in Johannesburg...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity
#YouthMonth: How Repurpose Schoolbags give a child choice, not charity

Since its launch in 2013, Rethaka has manufactured and distributed 10,000 Repurpose Schoolbags in six African countries, recycling 400,000 plastic bags in the process...

By Sindy Peters 29 Jun 2017

Innovation Lions' Grand Prix-winning 'Humanium Metal Initiative’.
#CannesLions2017: Innovation winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Cannes Innovation award ceremony on 20 June 2017...

20 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

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

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Are South Africans living eco-friendly enough?

As South Africans, we can be proud of the steps that various organisations are taking, but we must ask ourselves are we as individuals doing enough?

5 Jun 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

Mark Tulay, director of Strategic Investor Initiative at New York-based CECP
Employees, customers empower CEOs to embrace sustainability

Businesses that contribute to socioeconomic development can dramatically outperform...

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

SA-EU Circular Economy Seminar held in margins of WEF on Africa 2017
SA-EU Circular Economy Seminar held in margins of WEF on Africa 2017

The high-level SA-EU Circular Economy Seminar took place on Wednesday, 3 May, in Durban in the margins of the World Economic Forum on Africa...

4 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

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

Polyflor SA diverts more than four tonnes of vinyl floor from landfill
Polyflor SA diverts more than four tonnes of vinyl floor from landfill

Since its launch at the end of 2016, Polyflor SA has recycled more than four tonnes of vinyl floor off-cuts...

20 Apr 2017

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