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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

2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries
2020 Eco-Logic Awards open for entries

The ninth annual Eco-Logic Awards will take place 5 June 2020 on World Environment Day. Hosted by The Enviropaedia, entries are now open...

3 Feb 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

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: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 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

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel
#BehindtheSelfie with... Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel

This week, we go behind the selfie with Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel...

By Leigh Andrews 25 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

Ford, McDonald's to use coffee bean chaff in car parts
Ford, McDonald's to use coffee bean chaff in car parts

Ford Motor Company and McDonald's USA will soon be using the dried skin of coffee beans called chaff, which naturally comes off during the roasting process, to reinforce certain vehicle parts...

6 Dec 2019

Here are the finalists in the inaugural South African CLiP STOMP Awards
Here are the finalists in the inaugural South African CLiP STOMP Awards

The finalists in the CLiP STOMP (Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution) Awards, which seeks to recognise ideas and solutions that could reduce, or eliminate plastic pollution, have been announced...

28 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyres
#EntrepreneurMonth: Cubic 38 creates a value chain for waste tyres

In an effort to decrease the impact of waste tyres on the environment, Mzokhona Maxase developed tyre shine and shoe polish, which uses a waste by-product of the tyre recycling process known as char...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA
#EntrepreneurMonth: Mielie Mailer aims to change e-commerce delivery in SA

Mielie Mailer is a lifestyle-driven enterprise that seeks to help humans make better choices for themselves and for the planet...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy
Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban...

14 Nov 2019

SA student wins international Green Talents Award
SA student wins international Green Talents Award

Pretoria's Kathryn Arnold has been named one of the 25 international awardees of this year's Green Talents Competition...

13 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

Screen grabs from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Lexus puts the 'Greta' in green

Promise: have your cake and eat it. But Mbaks gets an Onion - despite his halo...

By Brendan Seery 5 Nov 2019

How blockchain is central to building a circular economy
How blockchain is central to building a circular economy

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality...

4 Nov 2019

Imiso Ceramic Studio’s internationally renowned artist and cofounder Zizipo Poswa.
#FairnessFirst: Sipping on local craftsmanship with the Trenery Guild x Imiso collaboration

The Cavendish Square branch of Trenery launched their collaboration with Imiso Ceramic Studio's internationally renowned artist and cofounder Zizipho Poswa, with a curated coffee and clay-inspired immersive experience on 21 October...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Oct 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

More than money, social investment is about the heart
More than money, social investment is about the heart

Time after time, I found myself annoyed when the CSI department was considered merely to be where all the "goodhearted" people hung out...

By Charlene Lackay, Issued by Nation Builder 21 Oct 2019

Sivan Ya'ari speaking at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: Bringing Israeli innovation to African villages

For Innovation Africa, solar energy was only the start of creating small businesses within villages like mobile phone charging stations and barbershops. But solar wasn't the only issue - the main problem was water...

21 Oct 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

By Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging design
PETCO releases definitive guide to recyclable packaging design

To facilitate efforts by companies to think about their product packaging with reuse and recycling in mind, the PET Plastic Recycling Company (PETCO) has released a definitive guide to packaging design...

9 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Go green with Sneaker LAB
#StartupStory: Go green with Sneaker LAB

With a global movement towards consciousness and sustainability becoming more apparent, more brands are looking to biotech as a solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

The case for a net zero emissions economy
The case for a net zero emissions economy

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

By Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Increase in sustainability roles forecast
Increase in sustainability roles forecast

Countries and businesses are increasingly expected to be bastions of sustainability and social good, which is prompting a change in performance measurement as well as the creation of new sustainability roles...

27 Sep 2019

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