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Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollution

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have marked the fifth anniversary of their partnership, focused on addressing the global plastic crisis and its contribution to marine pollution...

2 Jul 2020

62% of PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 recycled - PETCO

According to new statistics released by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO), which is the producer responsibility organisation for the sector, 62% of all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic beverage bottles placed on the market in 2019 have been recycled...

2 Jul 2020

Diageo to open its first carbon-neutral distillery

Diageo is building its first carbon-neutral distillery in the United States. The $130m distillery, which will produce Bulleit bourbon, is currently under construction...

30 Jun 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Successful Joburg recycling pilot programme set to expand

Kickstarted in Auckland Park and Brixton, data from a Joburg-based recycling pilot programme has shown increases in the city's recycling rates, the number of households actively recycling...

24 Jun 2020

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 Jun 2020

CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse them

The recently released results from a life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) of grocery carrier bags in South Africa shows that reusable plastic carrier bags are the best option...

19 Jun 2020

Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality Act

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has welcomed a R3.6m fine handed to a major steel-producing company after it admitted to contravening sections of the Air Quality Act...

18 Jun 2020

Pandora commits to using only recycled silver and gold from 2025

The world's largest jewellery maker will stop using newly mined silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025 and only buy from recycled sources...

9 Jun 2020

UN, SA collaborate in creating Covid-19 waste awareness

The United Nations Environmental Programme, in driving awareness of how to stop the spread of Covid-19 through responsible, considerate waste disposal practices, is partnering with...

8 Jun 2020

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 Jun 2020

7 ways we can celebrate Mother Earth during a pandemic

Today, 5 June is World Environment Day and it's such an important one for us to acknowledge, especially as we are smack bang in the middle of a global crisis that is affecting the whole planet...

By Tammy Fry 5 Jun 2020

Africa, waste and the butterfly effect

In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

By Adwoa Coleman 4 Jun 2020

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