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  • Woolworths rolls out virtual beauty services in SA
    Woolworths has launched two new digital beauty experiences, Virtual Try On and Virtual Consultations, which are designed to help consumers reinvent their beauty shopping experience at home and gain more confidence before making a purchase.
  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
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By Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

Converse launches Renew Labs to spruce up pre-loved All Stars

In a bid to fuel sustainable innovation and extend the lifecycle of products, Converse has introduced Renew Labs to refresh customers' previously-worn All Stars...

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EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

By Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale House

Located in Johannesburg's Hillbrow, the Florence Nightingale House was officially abandoned in 2016 and thereafter fell into decay...

22 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issues

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SA

In order to tackle South Africa's rising e-waste challenge, The Appliance Bank (TAB) has teamed up with the local chapter of the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme...

22 Apr 2021

Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join Polyco

Nestlé is the first food manufacturer and brand owner to join the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation, a not-for-profit industry body focused on reducing the amount of used polyolefin plastic packaging waste...

20 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

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