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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

Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer
Levi's Buy Better, Wear LongerArticle

The new Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign raises awareness and speaks to our shared responsibility on the environmental impacts of apparel production and consumption...

Issued by dotGOOD 20 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

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

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

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concreteArticle

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021
#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021Article

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

Matthew Leighton 5 Jan 2021

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Woolworths does away with plastic shopping bags at 145 stores
Woolworths does away with plastic shopping bags at 145 storesArticle

A total of 145 Woolworths stores across South Africa are now free from single-use plastic shopping bags...

9 Nov 2020

Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground up
Meet the South Africans fighting food insecurity from the ground upArticle

There are South Africans on the ground who are revolutionising our relationship with food, and leading the way forward...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 Oct 2020

Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flag
Why microplastics found in Nigeria's freshwaters raise a red flagArticle

One of the biggest stresses on freshwater ecosystems is the presence of plastics. Some microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic that have broken down from bigger pieces - get into water from various sources...

Emmanuel O. Akindele 14 Oct 2020

Have your say on plastic bag regulations
Have your say on plastic bag regulationsArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations...

24 Aug 2020

25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bags
25 Woolies stores now free from plastic shopping bagsArticle

Woolworths has announced that 25 stores, including some of its largest full line stores and three food markets, are now single-use plastic shopping bag free...

17 Aug 2020

Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJuly
Woolies steps up sustainable packaging efforts during #PlasticFreeJulyArticle

Woolworths has announced two new paper packaging trials and the start of the national rollout of the specially-designed paper bags for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases to 17 stores...

17 Jul 2020

Successful Joburg recycling pilot programme set to expand
Successful Joburg recycling pilot programme set to expandArticle

Kickstarted in Auckland Park and Brixton, data from a Joburg-based recycling pilot programme has shown increases in the city's recycling rates, the number of households actively recycling...

24 Jun 2020

CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse them
CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse themArticle

The recently released results from a life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) of grocery carrier bags in South Africa shows that reusable plastic carrier bags are the best option...

19 Jun 2020

CLHG unpacks its enhanced hygiene and housekeeping protocols
CLHG unpacks its enhanced hygiene and housekeeping protocolsArticle

Operating a hotel during the time of Covid-19 brings about its own challenges, chief among those is the safety of staff and guests. Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitisation have taken on a new role...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 May 2020

The impact of data deflation on fibre for business
The impact of data deflation on fibre for businessArticle

With South Africa undergoing a national lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus has turned to digital solutions to help people get on with their daily lives as best as possible...

Jacques du Toit 27 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: Plastic bag levy increase the new sin tax?
#Budget2020: Plastic bag levy increase the new sin tax?Article

With the plastic bag levy increased for the fourth time in the 2020 Budget Speech, who will bear the cost?

Lorren de Kock 28 Feb 2020

#Budget2020 highlights...
#Budget2020 highlights...Article

"Ex Africa Semper aliquid novi," winning requires hard work, focus, time, patience and resilience. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered his National Budget Speech on 26 February 2020, leaving South African taxpayers pleased by the implementation of tax relief on personal income tax, but disappointing those who indulge in alcoholic beverages and heated tobacco products...

Virusha Subban, Jana Botha, and Prenisha Govender 27 Feb 2020

Eco-artist Sarah Turner's giant suitcase made of plastic is on display at Heathrow.
BA plans to remove 30,000 suitcases of plastic from their flightsArticle

British Airways has set a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020...

27 Feb 2020

Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goals
Pick n Pay makes progress on plastic waste reduction goalsArticle

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

Nutrition trends for a new decade
Nutrition trends for a new decadeArticle

If there's one thing that characterised the first decade of the 21st Century, it is the volume, velocity and variety of change in our lives. Now that we've entered into the 2020's that is something that surely won't change...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 27 Jan 2020

Connecting with customers on the ground is not dead
Connecting with customers on the ground is not deadArticle

There could be light at the end of the tunnel for big brands trying to reconnect with their customers on the ground...

24 Jan 2020

Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollution
Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollutionArticle

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...

Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 23 Jan 2020

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste
How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging wasteArticle

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

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

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

Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags
Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bagsArticle

Food Lover's Market has banned plastic bags in all national corporate stores as of 1 December 2019, and will only be offering paper bags, boxes and Food Lover's Market canvas bags going forward...

3 Dec 2019

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

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

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2019

Gabriel Obiang Lima
#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gasArticle

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

What is the cost of not recycling?
What is the cost of not recycling?Article

Industry experts are calling for consumers to learn about the environmental benefits of recycling...

20 Sep 2019

Kevin Kimwelle of Indalo World at work.
What to expect from Open Design Afrika Festival 2019Article

The 2019 Open Design Afrika (ODA) Festival will be held at venues across Cape Town - with Castle of Good Hope as the main hub - from 18 to 27 October...

18 Sep 2019

Woolworths to trial recycled paper shopping bags
Woolworths to trial recycled paper shopping bagsArticle

Woolworths is trialling bags made out of 100% recycled paper for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases at its Blue Route store in Cape Town...

3 Sep 2019

Keep adapting, be authentic and dance if you want to: Key lessons from inspiring women in business
Keep adapting, be authentic and dance if you want to: Key lessons from inspiring women in businessArticle

Women attending the 20th annual Women in Business Conference at the UCT Graduate School of Business heard powerful stories from women who are disrupting industries and changing the world...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 22 Aug 2019

Plastics|SA releases plastics recycling figures for 2018
Plastics|SA releases plastics recycling figures for 2018Article

Plastics|SA has released the latest plastics recycling figures which, according to the South African plastics industry umbrella body, show that SA has a dynamic, growing and well-supported plastics recycling industry...

21 Aug 2019

Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industry
Broll report details plastic usage trends in SA retail industryArticle

In its latest Q2:2019 Retail Snapshot, Broll Property Intel takes a look at the non-sustainable use of plastic within the South African retail environment, and various steps being taken to reverse this...

1 Aug 2019

We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it went
We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here's how it wentArticle

What did we use before single-use plastics became ingrained in our everyday lives? Before the 1980s, plastic bags were a rarity in our supermarkets. In 2019, excessive plastic use feels not just normal, but necessary...

Elizabeth Sinclair, Charlotte Birkmanis, and Robert Pemberton 10 Jul 2019

Taste the pure winter comfort of pasta ripiena at 95 at Parks this winter!
Taste the pure winter comfort of pasta ripiena at 95 at Parks this winter!Article

This media invite was an intriguing one, as we were promised a pasta ripiena master class, with 95 collection founder Giorgio Nava sharing some of his secrets, even embarking on the 'does pineapple belong in an Italian kitchen' debate...

Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic
Emirates commits to reducing single-use plasticArticle

All plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year...

27 Jun 2019

Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in Cameroon
Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in CameroonArticle

Global Out of Home Media has launched a number of initiatives in its drive toward reducing its carbon footprint and supporting its environmentally-responsible stance...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 18 Jun 2019

EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerce
EPP CEO questions environmental toll of e-commerceArticle

Change your shopping habits if you want to lighten your environmental footprint, says Hadley Dean, CEO of JSE-listed EPP...

15 May 2019

When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradable
When biodegradable plastic is not biodegradableArticle

The idea of a "biodegradable" plastic suggests a material that would degrade to little or nothing over a period of time, posing less of a hazard to wildlife and the environment...

Isabel Thomlinson 6 May 2019

Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' stores
Woolworths to open more 'plastic bag free' storesArticle

Woolworths is planning to introduce three more 'plastic shopping bag free' stores in the country, after trialling the concept at the Steenberg branch in Cape Town...

24 Apr 2019

Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores
Vodacom bans plastic bags across its storesArticle

Vodacom on Tuesday, 9 April, announced that it will no longer be issuing plastic bags to customers at its stores, replacing them with brown paper bags...

12 Apr 2019

International smash hit Stomp returns to South Africa
International smash hit Stomp returns to South AfricaArticle

Percussion group Stomp will be showing at Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg from 13 August to 8 September 2019 and Artscape in Cape Town from 11 September to 22 September 2019...

3 Apr 2019

We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history
We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution historyArticle

A powerful marriage between the fossil fuel and plastic industries threatens to exacerbate the global plastic pollution crisis...

Trisia Farrelly 27 Mar 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to knowArticle

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years
City fails to publish water quality tests for two yearsArticle

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health...

Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plasticsArticle

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fuelled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world's coastlines and clogged landfills...

Anastasia Telesetsky 8 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addictionArticle

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

Sabrina Chakori 5 Feb 2019

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