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5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Erika Atienza and Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future
COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future

Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, and it is widely accepted that the rapid urbanisation of its burgeoning big cities will play a vital role in the continent's continued growth and development...

By Kate Stubbs 10 Dec 2018

Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window display
Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window display

Large flower artworks made from recycled plastic waste are the focal point of Woolworths' Christmas window displays in the retailer's top 15 stores...

7 Dec 2018

Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?
Seeing food wasted makes us mad - but should it?

There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that "something must be done" to reduce food wastage...

By Martin Cohen 6 Dec 2018

Coca-Cola pledges $38m towards recycling initiatives in Africa
Coca-Cola pledges $38m towards recycling initiatives in Africa

Coca-Cola Africa has committed to investing $38million over three years to stimulate recycling industries across Southern and Eastern Africa, and also announced its new PET bottle...

6 Dec 2018

Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation
Role of sustainable packaging in brand preservation

With sustainability and recycling on the legislative agenda globally, it's only a matter of time before non-sustainable practices are met with penalties; and brands are taking preventative measures...

29 Nov 2018

Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beaches
Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beaches

Seadog Sport, Plastics|SA and DPI Plastics have collaborated on a new retrieval project aimed at reducing the amount of plastic sticks and straws found on South African beaches.

27 Nov 2018

#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail
#ATFexpo2018: How the conscious consumer is reshaping fashion retail

The conscious consumer is fast reshaping the retail fashion and textile landscape. Consumers demanding transparency and traceability are changing the ways retailers operate...

By Maroefah Smith 26 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement
How Pick n Pay and WWF-SA are collaborating to transform seafood procurement

A report titled 'A decade of impact', released yesterday by WWF-SA and Pick n Pay, demonstrates how partnerships in the seafood supply chain can help secure responsible fisheries...

22 Nov 2018

Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons
Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons

Many people remain unaware that juice and milk cartons are now recyclable...

21 Nov 2018

Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener
Nespresso teams up with Rio Tinto to make coffee pods greener

Nespresso will become the first company to use responsibly-sourced aluminium to produce its coffee capsules. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with metal company Rio Tinto...

20 Nov 2018

Ekurhuleni opens disposal sites for illegal dumping
Ekurhuleni opens disposal sites for illegal dumping

The City of Ekurhuleni has opened mini disposal sites in Leondale and Vosloorus to eradicate illegal dumping in the two areas...

16 Nov 2018

Plastic floats on and near the surface of the ocean.
The world's plastic problem is bigger than the ocean

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean...

By Christopher J. Preston 14 Nov 2018

Benchmark landfill solution the answer to world's ballooning waste problem
Benchmark landfill solution the answer to world's ballooning waste problem

Benchmark Recycling is launching businesses in the recycling space by ensuring cities in Africa are making more efficient use of the resources they consume...

Issued by Benchmark International 5 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront
Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 Nov 2018

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials
Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list
Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list

Home to 12 of Eskom's coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32GW, Mpumalanga tops the chart as the world's largest nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hotspot across six continents...

29 Oct 2018

Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers
Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers

Handcraft and design show KAMERS/Makers has partnered with Bluewater Africa and Consol Glass to provide glass bottles and purified drinking water to visitors at the six-day event...

29 Oct 2018

Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow
Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow

The latest packaging report released earlier this year by local research house, BMi Research, has revealed that the collection rate of metals packaging in South Africa continues to grow year-on-year...

25 Oct 2018

It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers
It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers

The Shoprite Group will be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced 'planet' bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Ocean Cleanup won't turn a profit, but we should still do it
Ocean Cleanup won't turn a profit, but we should still do it

A novel "floating pipe" to recover plastic from the ocean has just arrived on its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

By Peter King 22 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' store

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

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