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Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

14 hours ago

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

2 days ago

The Waterpod: improving access to affordable drinking water in Africa
The Waterpod: improving access to affordable drinking water in Africa

The Waterpod could be Africa's answer to providing access to safe, affordable drinking water, while at the same time fighting the environmental scourge of single-use plastics...

15 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa
8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract
Husband and wife team lands multi-million rand Shoprite contract

Mike and Thina Maziya's plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract with Shoprite Group...

11 Mar 2019

Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brand
Cape Town drought inspires launch of P&G's latest hair care brand

Pantene maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) has introduced its first new retail hair care brand globally in four years, and the launch kicks off in the Mother City...

5 Mar 2019

Wellness Warehouse launches plant-based pop-up
Wellness Warehouse launches plant-based pop-up

Health and wellbeing retailer Wellness Warehouse has introduced a pop-up shop inside its Cavendish Square store, that caters to customers with an interest in living a more plant-based lifestyle...

1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear
#DesignIndaba2019: Making packaging disappear

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez started day 2 of Design Indaba on a high note when he presented on the Ooho! - the disappearing biodegradable water-filled bead made from brown algae and calcium chloride (seaweed)...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2019

Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste
Polystyrene Association presents solutions tackling employment, housing and waste

At the Polystyrene Association of South Africa's recent annual general meeting it unveiled plans to increase the collection and recycling rate of post-consumer polystyrene...

25 Feb 2019

Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet
Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet

Given that more people are trying to do their bit to help save the plant and keep meat consumption to a minimum, it's not surprising pet food has become the latest sector to think about its environmental credentials...

By David S Gardner 22 Feb 2019

Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors
Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors

This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland...

By Rumina Dhalla 21 Feb 2019

Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?
Will 2019 really be the year of the vegan?

The Economist recently declared 2019 'The Year of the Vegan'. There can no longer be any doubt that veganism, and the embracing of a greater plant-based diet, is going mainstream...

By Tammy Fry 21 Feb 2019

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee
Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells...

13 Feb 2019

Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags
Pick n Pay expands range of reusable shopping bags

Pick n Pay is trialling an environmentally-friendly R5 bag as an affordable reusable alternative to plastic carrier bags. The new budget bag is made from green recycled plastic bottles and will initially be introduced in 22 stores...

13 Feb 2019

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fuelled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world's coastlines and clogged landfills...

By Anastasia Telesetsky 8 Feb 2019

Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry
Connected and engaged consumers driving change in food and beverage industry

Increasingly connected and engaged consumers have become a key driving force for change in the food and beverage industry in SA, say stakeholders...

7 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

By Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019

These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural
These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural

FireFly Biofuel is a non-toxic, eco-friendly firelighter that's made from recycled coffee, biodegradable vegetable wax, recycled wood and unrefined sugar...

6 Feb 2019

PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping
PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping

Wood-based product manufacturer PG Bison will now use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping...

6 Feb 2019

Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers
Nestlé enhances supply chain transparency by sharing list of suppliers

Swiss transnational food and drink company Nestlé will accelerate its journey to reach full supply chain transparency by disclosing its list of suppliers alongside a variety of data of its 15 priority commodities...

5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG
#BizTrends2019: 2019, a definitive year in FMCG

IRI's Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG...

By Marylee Townshend 29 Jan 2019

KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025
KFC commits to 100% recoverable or reusable plastic packaging by 2025

KFC, one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chains, has publicly committed to ensuring that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging across its global system will be recoverable or reusable by 2025...

25 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector
#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

By Lindie Stroebel 21 Jan 2019

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 17 Jan 2019

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu
All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

By Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Technology and other packaging disruptors in 2019

Packaging design in South Africa in 2019 will be shaped (at an alarming rate) by changes in technology and the way products are viewed and selected...

By Gail Macleod 14 Jan 2019

Startups turn waste into opportunity
Startups turn waste into opportunity

Global food waste is a problem that weighs 1.3 billion tonnes a year. A third of all food produced never gets eaten; a fact that has launched a food rescue movement...

10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish
#BizTrends2019: In praise of the pilchard; the delights of unfashionable fish

Small, oily fishes - sardines, mackerel, mullet - lightly grilled and served drizzled with garlicky olive oil, fresh dill and lemon. Crusty bread is at hand to mop up the juices, and white wine to wash the fillets down...

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2019

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