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South Africa must turn to safer packaging for beer

The dangers and illness we have seen in homemade concoctions during Covid lockdown are indicative of what often occurs in the bulk sorghum beer market as well...

By Raymond Dube 1 day ago

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

By Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it...

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 8 May 2020

Build inclusive food systems to fight Covid-19

Food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty may intensify in Africa and other developing world nations as the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, making resilient and inclusive food systems to mitigate likely calamities urgent, a report says...

By Wilson Odhiambo 4 May 2020

Nestlé-IDH partnership to boost sourcing practices in Central, West Africa

The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000 farmers and 50 SMEs, as well as open up new markets for them...

28 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Apr 2020

Creating a sustainable future for coffee

According to a report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, "the global market value of the coffee sector will experience a 5.5% compound annual growth rate from 2018 to 2023...

17 Apr 2020

Plastic: Can't live without it, can reinvent it!

Biodegradable plastics can be just useful as regular plastics, too. They maintain their strength, they're affordable and the additive can be applied to the vast majority of plastic products...

By Dean Lynch, Issued by Bean Content 2 Apr 2020

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

Join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food system

Food sector innovators are called upon to co-create sustainable solutions to help South Africans become more food secure in the context of the Covid-19 crisis...

27 Mar 2020

Being water-smart must become the new normal for business

It requires seeing and doing things differently to reduce, reuse and "create water"...

By Ettienne Thiebaut 20 Mar 2020

Puma's Day Zero collection harnesses sustainable textile technologies

Sportswear brand Puma has teamed up with the BA Fashion course at London-based design school Central Saint Martins to explore more sustainable technologies in textile manufacturing...

19 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

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