Leo Van De Polder
SOUTH AFRICA
Meeting the green education challenge

Meeting the green education challenge[Leo Van De Polder] What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

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Vanessa Hilton-Barber
SOUTH AFRICA
Winning with sustainability in retail

Winning with sustainability in retail[Vanessa Hilton-Barber] While there's pessimism in the air with regards to global product sales, every day there are also groundbreaking changes being implemented by brands and activists who genuinely want to be the change when it comes to sustainability...

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Danette Breitenbach
SOUTH AFRICA
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability[Danette Breitenbach] This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

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Feroz Koor
SOUTH AFRICA
Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018

Sustainability trends shaping retail in 2018[Feroz Koor] Sustainability issues are increasingly shaping trends in the retail sector. In this year's World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, three of the top global risks in terms of likelihood and impact are environmental...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands[Lauren Hartzenberg] 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...

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Lauren Hartzenberg
SOUTH AFRICA
#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo

#DesignMonth: Love local, love sustainable, Love Milo[Lauren Hartzenberg] As we slowly wise up to the negative effects our growing consumerism has on the environment, it could be argued that the most progressive design is that which is sustainable...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird

#SustainabilityMonth: Life's too Lush for normal cosmetics, Q&A with co-founder Rowena Bird[Jessica Tennant] Here's a company that believes in true sustainability to the extent of turning shampoo into a bar and toothpaste into a tablet, thoughtfully designing out the need for packaging at the product creation stage...

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Jessica Tennant
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop

#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop[Jessica Tennant] Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...

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Clinton Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
Green cleaning myths: probiotics, bacteria, enzymes and microbes

Green cleaning myths: probiotics, bacteria, enzymes and microbes
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[Clinton Smith] Ignorance, as they say, is bliss - except when it involves 'green' practices that are merely harming the environment in a different way, or having no effect at all. As the popularity of eco-friendly products continues to rise, manufactures and distributors are attempting to differentiate their products through the use of inaccurate statements, skewed facts and downright myths...

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Clinton Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
How eco-friendly are homemade cleaning products, really?

How eco-friendly are homemade cleaning products, really?
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[Clinton Smith] While many believe that do-it-yourself cleaning products are safer for their users and the environment, because they do not contain chemicals, recent research has indicated that this may not be the case...

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Justin Smith
SOUTH AFRICA
5 steps to stimulating demand for sustainable products in a competitive marketplace

5 steps to stimulating demand for sustainable products in a competitive marketplace[Justin Smith] Responsibly sourced timber is better for the environment, better for business and better for everyone involved in the timber trade, but how do we communicate that to consumers?

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Stephen Sandmann
SOUTH AFRICA
Sustainable future: Eco-friendly retail stores

Sustainable future: Eco-friendly retail stores[Stephen Sandmann] Climate change has propelled us to move towards a greener and more sustainable future. It has created an environment that makes it possible to be green and still run a profitable business...

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Reana Rossouw
SOUTH AFRICA
Getting stakeholders involved in sustainability reporting

Reana Rossouw[Reana Rossouw] Organisations need to move past the compliance hurdle and produce sustainability reports that engage stakeholders to the point where they in turn respond with valuable feedback.

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Issa Sikiti da Silva
SOUTH AFRICA
[Sustainability media seminar]: Business's role in sustainability

Issa Sikiti da Silva[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Sustainability is the process of meeting the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, Nedbank head of sustainability Brigitte Burnett told journalists this week, quoting a definition from the 1987 Brundtland Commission.

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Gwen Watkins
SOUTH AFRICA
Greening business events

Greening business events[Gwen Watkins] At Meetings Africa, which wraps up today, 23 February 2011, at the Sandton Convention Centre, the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) presented 'Green - the only colour for business tourism' workshop, as part of its educational sessions the exhibition. This covered the need for the events industry to embrace sustainable practices, an excellent case study of the building of Business Events Australia, the lessons learned from the greening of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the introduction of the Event Greening Forum in South Africa.

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