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Woolies winter wear incorporates textiles made from recycled PET bottles

Woolworths has diverted over a million 500ml PET bottles from waste streams and recycled them into polyester materials to be used in some of the retailer's 2020 winter fashion ranges...

11 hours ago

SA's Use-It wins in inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge

The 12 winners of the inaugural HSBC Future Skills Innovation Challenge include South Africa's Use-It, an organisation that teaches young people how to manufacture innovative products out of waste...

29 May 2020

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

By Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Apr 2020

Every day is #EarthDay at Sappi

Today, Sappi joined the world in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and in honouring the theme of climate action...

Issued by Sappi 22 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by 15 Apr 2020

Green Outcomes Fund launched to grow green SMMEs

The Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) is a first of its kind structure, which incentivises local South African fund managers to increase investment in green SMMEs...

7 Apr 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

Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB

The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

20 Mar 2020

Recycling project launches in Limpopo

With the aim to reduce environmental waste and create much-needed jobs at the same time, a "separation at source" project is being rolled out in the towns of Thohoyandou and Sibasa in Limpopo's Thulamela Municipality...

16 Mar 2020

How to kickstart a sustainability business strategy

Having a well-planned and robust sustainability strategy has become increasingly important for businesses in recent years...

13 Mar 2020

Standard Bank issues green bond via IFC

Standard Bank has issued its first green bond, a 10-year facility with the express purposes of raising capital for use in on-lending by Standard Bank Group's (SBG) Sustainable Finance Business Unit...

5 Mar 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

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