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Puma x First Mile sustainable collection goes beyond recycling
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...

21 Feb 2020

Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers
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 21 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

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

Diesel launches sustainability strategy
Diesel launches sustainability strategy

Italian retail clothing brand Diesel has launched a sustainability strategy, a commitment to taking action for the benefit of current and future generations...

21 Jan 2020

SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan
SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy announced late last year that she would be starting an entirely new process under Section 18 to develop an industry-managed waste management plan...

21 Jan 2020

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation
Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertiliser on crops
Microwaving sewage waste may make it safe to use as fertiliser on crops

The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertiliser...

By Gang Chen 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation
#BizTrends2020: The future of waste management in SA is innovation

The South African waste management industry is constantly developing and can be counted as one that is most efficient within the African continent...

By Kate Stubbs 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By marian salzman 6 Jan 2020

How beach pollution harms marine life
How beach pollution harms marine life

With more people visiting South Africa's beaches in summer, this comes with an increased amount of litter left on the beach...

24 Dec 2019

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisation

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

By Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative
Pick n Pay joins global food waste initiative

Pick n Pay has asked 20 of its biggest suppliers to join the company in a new global food waste initiative. The project is backed by 10 of the world's largest food retailers and manufacturers...

18 Dec 2019

Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-product
Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-product

South African company Denny Mushrooms recently introduced the market to its 100% compostable punnets, which are available at selected Spars around the country...

17 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability
#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-waste
IT entrepreneur aims to turn the tide on e-waste

Cracked mobile phones, leaking batteries, broken kitchen appliances, obsolete televisions...the twisted cords of toxic electronic waste are strangling South Africans. Seeing the danger, a North West entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands...

By Rebekah Funk 13 Dec 2019

Woolworths expands paper shopping bags trial to KZN
Woolworths expands paper shopping bags trial to KZN

Woolworths has rolled out the second phase of its trial of specially-designed recycled paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases, in line with its vision to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags by 2020.

11 Dec 2019

New survey: Most South Africans find recycling too much effort
New survey: Most South Africans find recycling too much effort

According to the results of a new survey run by PETCO, the majority of working and middle-class South Africans find recycling too much effort...

11 Dec 2019

Lagos beaches have a microplastic pollution problem
Lagos beaches have a microplastic pollution problem

Plastic debris is everywhere and has grabbed the attention of environmental policy makers and regulators...

By Ifenna Ilechukwu 10 Dec 2019

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