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Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recycling

Global sports brand Puma and First Mile have co-created a sportswear collection made from recycled plastic, rooted in social impact and human connection...

12 hours ago

Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers

The quality of water in Cape Town's rivers has deteriorated to the point where the provincial government has dispatched the Green Scorpions and issued the city with a warning to clean up its act...

By Steve Kretzmann 19 hours ago

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

By Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

Ridding Africa of hazardous wastes - COP-3 Bamako Convention under way in Brazzaville

The Bamako Convention prohibits the import into Africa and the dumping or incineration into ocean and inland water of hazardous wastes...

13 Feb 2020

75% of HDPE milk and beverage bottles recycled in 2019

In 2019, over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and beverage bottles were recycled, injecting a significant amount of material back into the market...

12 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals

Pick n Pay has reiterated its pledge that all Pick n Pay branded product packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025...

7 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy

South Africa is the latest to join The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact global network, aligned with its New Plastics Economy vision...

6 Feb 2020

Mattel launches building sets made from bio-based plastic

Toy manufacturer Mattel is launching a series of bio-based plastic products under its construction toy brand, Mega...

3 Feb 2020

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

24 Jan 2020

Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollution

Almost 2,500 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra. This is as a result of refuse being dumped and the environment being littered with polythene, bottles and drinking water sachets...

By Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 23 Jan 2020

Woolworths introduces coffee cup recycling initiative in Western Cape

After successful trials at the Woolworths head office and Garden Centre store, Woolworths has rolled out its new coffee cup recycling initiative to all Western Cape stores with cafés, coffee carts or pods...

22 Jan 2020

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

22 Jan 2020

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