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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

Celebrate the 'seventh resource' this Global Recycling Day

Recycling is a vital part of the circular economy. It provides material input back into our market and minimises the amount of waste that goes to landfill. With this twofold benefit, recycled material has quickly earned the title of the world's 'seventh resource' beside water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals...

12 Mar 2020

Growth of liquid cartons cannot be contained

Changing dynamics within the food and beverage industry, coupled with the growth of the retail sector and increasing awareness around sustainability, has driven new growth and innovation in the packaging industry...

By Quinton Swart 9 Mar 2020

H&M Group offers third parties access to global supply chain

A new B2B initiative by H&M Group, called Treadler, allows external companies, including competitors, to access the group's global supply chain...

6 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

By Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid

Namibian food manufacturer Caterserve, which produces over 1,000 bottles of tomato sauce and mayonnaise daily, has installed a 200kW battery-solar off-grid system...

2 Mar 2020

Yum Brands to eliminate polystyrene foam packaging globally

Quick-service restaurant giant Yum Brands, which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has agreed to end its use of harmful expanded polystyrene foam packaging globally by 2022...

28 Feb 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

#Budget2020: Plastic bag levy increase the new sin tax?

With the plastic bag levy increased for the fourth time in the 2020 Budget Speech, who will bear the cost?

By Lorren de Kock 28 Feb 2020

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