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Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021

The 2020 Plastics Colloquium Feedback session was hosted virtually recently by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), the Consumer Goods Council of SA, Plastics|SA and the informal sector associations...

20 Nov 2020

Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change

Saturday, 21 November, marks World Fisheries Day - a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life...

By Kate Stubbs 19 Nov 2020

Green industries to aid SA's economic recovery

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the regulatory framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes as part of government's effort to contribute towards the economic recovery plan...

12 Nov 2020

Woolworths does away with plastic shopping bags at 145 stores

A total of 145 Woolworths stores across South Africa are now free from single-use plastic shopping bags...

9 Nov 2020

Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economy

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

EPR - What does it mean for waste in South Africa?

While change has become fast paced and inevitable, one thing remains constant - the need to protect our environment. All possible means to do so, including recycling and reusing packaging, should be increased at pace...

By Shabeer Jhetam 6 Nov 2020

Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awareness

Tuffy has partnered with WWF SA to drive education, awareness and behaviour change around plastic waste...

5 Nov 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in Milnerton Lagoon

The Green Scorpions have ordered the City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon following continued failures at the Potsdam Waste Water Treatment Works...

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 5 Nov 2020

Proposed process to manage carbon budgets

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently issued a notice governing the submission of "Subsequent Pollution Prevention Plans" and the Proposed process to manage carbon budgets for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022...

By Gillian Niven and Paula-Ann Novotny 3 Nov 2020

Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South Africa

Nestlé has launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa aimed at reinforcing all its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges...

29 Oct 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announced

Twyg has announced the finalists of its Sustainable Fashion Awards for 2020. The annual awards celebrate SA designers leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices...

29 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale

These businesses are slowing the lifecycle of fashion by championing rentals and resale in South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2020

The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seen

The war against plastic may be overshadowing greater threats to the environment...

By Thomas Stanton, Matthew Johnson and Paul Kay 27 Oct 2020

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