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Are you responsible for plastic packaging?
Are you responsible for plastic packaging?Article

The packaging value chain is complex and all industry stakeholders, including you, have to take responsibility in order to contribute sustainably...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 1 day ago

EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers
EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producersArticle

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SA
Colgate's first recyclable toothpaste tube introduced in SAArticle

Colgate is sharing its packaging technology with competitors as part of its commitment to transform one of the most widely-used forms of plastic packaging...

23 Apr 2021

The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SA
The Appliance Bank joins local SRI chapter in tackling e-waste in SAArticle

In order to tackle South Africa's rising e-waste challenge, The Appliance Bank (TAB) has teamed up with the local chapter of the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme...

22 Apr 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation
Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementationArticle

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

19 Apr 2021

Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheel
Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheelArticle

Government's rationale for extending the EPR scope is predominantly informed by the historic approach which has been at play in the market until now, under voluntary industry-driven schemes...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 19 Apr 2021

2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collab
Smarties celebrates sustainable packaging milestone with artist collabArticle

Earlier this year, Nestlé Smarties globally announced its switch to 100% recyclable paper packaging. The sustainable packaging solution was introduced to the South Africa market in March...

16 Apr 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector
Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sectorArticle

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

Justice Tootla appointed new MD of Averda
Justice Tootla appointed new MD of AverdaArticle

Effective 1 March 2021, Justice Tootla is the new managing director of Averda. With over 20 years' experience within various industries...

25 Mar 2021

Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic Awards
Entries now open for 10th Eco-Logic AwardsArticle

The 10th annual Eco-Logic Awards is now open for entries, recognising South Africa's eco-champions. Free to enter, the closing date is 31 May...

23 Mar 2021

From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourced
From crop to cup: Ricoffy beans now 100% sustainably sourcedArticle

Nestlé South Africa recently announced the launch of its Nescafé Ricoffy Responsibly Sourced campaign which aims to consolidate the brands sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources...

Robin Fredericks 23 Mar 2021

SA Plastics Pact Reuse Innovation Challenge 2021 won by I-Drop Water
SA Plastics Pact Reuse Innovation Challenge 2021 won by I-Drop WaterArticle

The South African Plastics Pact in partnership with the MAVA Foundation recently held a contest for innovative reusable packaging solutions...

Issued by GreenCape 18 Mar 2021

Getting greener and cleaner with Dell Technologies and Pinnacle ICT
Getting greener and cleaner with Dell Technologies and Pinnacle ICTArticle

Partnering with Dell Technologies at a local level, Pinnacle will strive to create awareness around e-waste and provide collections points to make it easier for organisations to drop off their e-waste at centralised locations...

Issued by Pinnacle ICT 15 Mar 2021

New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartons
New campaign promotes recycling of food and beverage cartonsArticle

Fibre Circle is calling on South African food producers to help drive awareness that food and beverage cartons are recyclable...

15 Mar 2021

Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mall
Thrifting takes its place in SA mega mallArticle

Second-hand fashion store Thrift By Flav has opened in the Mall of Africa in Waterfall, becoming the first thrift store to open in a super-regional mall in South Africa.

10 Mar 2021

2021 Petco Awards winners announced
2021 Petco Awards winners announcedArticle

Recognising individuals and organisations making a tangible impact on sustainability and the circular economy, the Petco Awards winners have been announced...

5 Mar 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of Interwaste
#BehindtheMask: Jason McNeil, CEO of InterwasteArticle

While McNeil's introduction to the world of waste was, as he describes it, "purely coincidental", he has a love for the industry and all its facets that ultimately contribute to environmental sustainability.

Sindy Peters 2 Mar 2021

Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations
Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculationsArticle

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperityArticle

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

Celebrating International Day of Women in Science at Sappi
Celebrating International Day of Women in Science at SappiArticle

On the International Day of Women in Science, we paid tribute to the women at Sappi for the role they play in helping us build a thriving world for all by unlocking the power of trees, using the power of science...

Issued by Sappi 18 Feb 2021

Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategy
Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategyArticle

The new global strategy, Reimagine, is designed to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business, will see Land Rover welcome six pure electric variants in the next five years.

16 Feb 2021

The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design rating
The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design ratingArticle

Situated in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, The Ridge has been awarded a 6-star Green Star Office Design rating...

3 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?
#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?Article

Dion Chang, one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts, kicked off BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste management
#BizTrends2021: Sustainability paving the way for future of waste managementArticle

Waste management can no longer be looked at with a linear view as we move towards 2021. We are seeing national as well as global leaders around the world creating massive awareness around the 'throw-away culture'...

Kate Stubbs 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrumArticle

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 6 Jan 2021

How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights on
How chicken waste is helping South Africa keep the lights onArticle

Besides the birds themselves, poultry farms and poultry processing facilities have one thing in common: vast amounts of organic waste material.

17 Dec 2020

Litter4Tokens founder awarded 2 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Litter4Tokens founder awarded 2 Stevie Awards for Women in BusinessArticle

Clare Swithenbank-Bowman, founder of the non-profit organisation (NPO) Litter4Tokens, was awarded recently with two international Stevie Awards for Women in Business...

15 Dec 2020

African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition
African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competitionArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched an online competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion...

15 Dec 2020

SA Plastics Pact's vision for a circular economy to transform the plastics industry at every level
SA Plastics Pact's vision for a circular economy to transform the plastics industry at every levelArticle

Kirsten Barnes, the project lead for SA Plastics Pact, GreenCape, and Kevin O'Brian, the group sustainability and risk executive for SPAR, discus the Plastics Pact and the vision for a circular economy for plastics in SA...

Issued by GreenCape 9 Dec 2020

SA Plastics Pact’s vision for a circular economy to transform the plastics industry at every level
SA Plastics Pact’s vision for a circular economy to transform the plastics industry at every levelVideo

Kirsten Barnes, the project lead for SA Plastics Pact, GreenCape, and Kevin O'Brian, the Group Sustainability and Risk Executive for SPAR, discus the Plastics Pact and the vision for a circular economy for plastics in SA.

9 Dec 2020

PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SA
PPC Ltd, Coca-Cola and Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries weigh in on sustainability in SAArticle

On Day 1 of this year's anticipated Africa Tech Week Virtual Summit, PPC Ltd hosted a pivotal panel discussion regarding impact efforts of resource generation and ideas surrounding 'the circular economy'...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewableArticle

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

2 Dec 2020

Transforming plastic waste into Xmas decorations
Transforming plastic waste into Xmas decorationsArticle

Woolworths has partnered with social enterprise Essay Gifts, which has designed and produced Christmas baubles using the principles of a circular economy for plastics...

1 Dec 2020

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond
Packaging during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

Raymond Dube 30 Nov 2020

Sappi Southern Africa scores Platinum in EcoVadis sustainability rating
Sappi Southern Africa scores Platinum in EcoVadis sustainability ratingArticle

Globally accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated sustainability principles into its business and management system...

Issued by Sappi 30 Nov 2020

Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change
Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable changeArticle

Saturday, 21 November, marks World Fisheries Day - a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life...

Kate Stubbs 19 Nov 2020

Green industries to aid SA's economic recovery
Green industries to aid SA's economic recoveryArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has published the regulatory framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes as part of government's effort to contribute towards the economic recovery plan...

12 Nov 2020

Image: World Economic Forum
WEF opens up deep-sea mining dialogueArticle

A new way to meet the growing demand for minerals critical to electric vehicle, electronics and battery manufacturers could become commercially available within this decade...

12 Nov 2020

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%
A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%Article

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

Celebrating a decade of green economy growth
Celebrating a decade of green economy growthArticle

Since the official launch on 5 November 2010, GreenCape has leveraged its funding partnerships and industry networks to facilitate ~R41bn worth of investment into the South African green economy, supporting the creation of ~19,000 direct green jobs...

Issued by GreenCape 10 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19Article

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packaging
Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packagingArticle

Industry-expert panellists shared insights around the latest packaging trends and technologies at the recent Propak Cape Connect 'Opportunities in Packaging in the New Normal' webinar...

3 Nov 2020

Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South Africa
Nestlé rolls out RE Sustainability initiative in South AfricaArticle

Nestlé has launched its RE sustainability initiative in South Africa aimed at reinforcing all its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to help mitigate sustainability challenges...

29 Oct 2020

#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resale
#ConsciousLiving: 3 SA businesses championing fashion rental and resaleArticle

These businesses are slowing the lifecycle of fashion by championing rentals and resale in South Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Oct 2020

2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategy
2021 WasteCon to focus on new national waste management strategyArticle

Along with the Covid-19-related challenges, the waste sector has had to comply with fast-changing legislation...

26 Oct 2020

Green, integrated approaches could address food security challenges
Green, integrated approaches could address food security challengesArticle

According to advisors from food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa), IFAT Africa, and analytica lab Africa, agriculture and food production does not happen in isolation, and to maximise food production and address world hunger, stakeholders across a broad value chain have to start working more collaboratively and sustainably...

15 Oct 2020

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