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Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?
Coastal and marine economy: Can it be salvaged from the impacts of poor water quality?Article

We (the citizens) need to re-establish an ecological healthy relationship between nature and culture...

Bonani Madikizela 12 hours ago

Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse
Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worseArticle

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

Stephanie B. Borrelle 3 days ago

CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottles
CCBSA expands rollout of returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Following successful launches in Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Gauteng, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa is continuing the roll-out of its 2L returnable PET plastic bottle...

3 Sep 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

Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's how
Plastics could help build a sustainable future - here's howArticle

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale...

Sibele Cestari 13 Aug 2020

While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollution
While fighting Covid-19 we may be losing the war against plastic pollutionArticle

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in South Africa and across the world, vast quantities of plastic waste are also rising...

Dr Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa 29 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke Rudman
#BizUnity: Highlighting plastic pollution through art - Q&A with performance artist Luke RudmanArticle

Port Elizabeth-based visual and performance artist Luke Rudman has partnered with Greenpeace Africa to highlight the devastating plastic pollution crisis during #PlasticFreeJuly. We got in touch with Rudman to chat inspiration, empowerment and tackling the systemic plastic crisis...

Ruth Cooper 22 Jul 2020

Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think so
Is Clover committed to being better in every way? I don't think soArticle

The Clover campaign provides the ultimate guide to what greenwashing is, but more soberly, the impacts are yet to be felt...

Melissa Baird 15 Jul 2020

What is shaping culture? Eco South Africa
What is shaping culture? Eco South AfricaArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 6 Jul 2020

Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollution
Adidas x Parley partnership renews commitment to fighting plastic pollutionArticle

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have marked the fifth anniversary of their partnership, focused on addressing the global plastic crisis and its contribution to marine pollution...

2 Jul 2020

Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien speciesArticle

Invasive alien species have emerged as one of the top five threats to biodiversity and ecosystems globally, yet only a handful of countries regard biosecurity measures as a priority...

Wiida Fourie-Basson 29 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

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?
Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?Article

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever
Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and UnileverArticle

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally
Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globallyArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

4 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

#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindset
#FairnessFirst: How to end office ageism with a perennial mindsetArticle

You need to upskill yourself to stay relevant in the age of experience. Here's why a 'Perennial mindset' is said to be the office sweet spot against age discrimination, which affects those at the start and end of their careers alike...

Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2020

SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economy
SA Plastics Pact signed, 2025 targets set for circular economyArticle

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

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Fishery project makes progress in protecting biodiversity of international watersArticle

Eighteen new areas protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems has been established...

30 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

The pitfalls of eco-efficiency
The pitfalls of eco-efficiencyArticle

The saying "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" can be applied to many situations, and among them are companies' efforts to preserve natural resources...

Régis Chenavaz 16 Jan 2020

10 resolutions for CIOs in 2020
10 resolutions for CIOs in 2020Article

January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables, but what should be on a CIO's list?

13 Jan 2020

How beach pollution harms marine life
How beach pollution harms marine lifeArticle

With more people visiting South Africa's beaches in summer, this comes with an increased amount of litter left on the beach...

24 Dec 2019

Lagos beaches have a microplastic pollution problem
Lagos beaches have a microplastic pollution problemArticle

Plastic debris is everywhere and has grabbed the attention of environmental policy makers and regulators...

Ifenna Ilechukwu 10 Dec 2019

All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winners
All SA's CLiP STOMP Awards winnersArticle

The winners of the inaugural the Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLIP) STOMP Awards were announced this week at the CLIP Innovation Conference...

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 AwardsArticle

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: 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

Vote now in CLiP'S inaugural STOMP Awards
Vote now in CLiP'S inaugural STOMP AwardsArticle

Public voting in the inaugural Commonwealth Litter Programme's STOMP (Stamp Out Marine Plastic Pollution) Awards closes this Friday, 15 November...

15 Nov 2019

Plastic Atlas highlights scale of global plastic pollution crisis
Plastic Atlas highlights scale of global plastic pollution crisisArticle

The Heinrich Böll Foundation and the movement Break Free From Plastic have published the international English edition of the Plastic Atlas...

7 Nov 2019

Ocean Cleanup unveils floating waste interceptor
Ocean Cleanup unveils floating waste interceptorArticle

Dutch non-profit organisation The Ocean Cleanup has unveiled its autonomous system removing plastic waste from the oceans. The system is also designed to collect plastic waste before it reaches oceans...

1 Nov 2019

Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 season
Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 seasonArticle

Sixty-four Blue Flags were awarded at the 2019/20 launch of South Africa's Blue Flag season, including 45 beaches, nine marinas and 10 sustainable tourism boats across South Africa...

Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2019

Entries open for SA's inaugural STOMP Awards
Entries open for SA's inaugural STOMP AwardsArticle

The STOMP Awards recognises and rewards individuals, civil society organisations, interest groups and youth that are taking action and making an impact on the reduction of marine plastic pollution in South Africa...

15 Oct 2019

New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by ships
New study: Most plastic found at sea is dumped unlawfully by shipsArticle

A significant proportion of marine plastic comes from ships dumping their litter at sea in contravention of international law...

3 Oct 2019

These edible straws help the environment but don't become mushy
These edible straws help the environment but don't become mushyArticle

Moved by a Facebook post of a sea turtle with a plastic fork stuck in its nose, Leila Siljeur (19) felt she had to do something to help reduce plastic pollution...

Dr Alec Basson 26 Sep 2019

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement, Sundays on National Geographic
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement, Sundays on National GeographicArticle

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement is a six-part documentary series from National Geographic and Procter & Gamble, co-produced by Global Citizen and RadicalMedia...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 16 Sep 2019

#MusicExchange: Frank Paco
#MusicExchange: Frank PacoArticle

Drummer Frank Paco - who hails from Mozambique - and his three-piece band, the Art Ensemble, will be at Radisson Red on Friday night as part of Music Exchange 2019...

Martin Myers 11 Sep 2019

WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels
WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labelsArticle

Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

28 Aug 2019

PETCO's 2019 recycling champs announced
PETCO's 2019 recycling champs announcedArticle

The PET Recycling Company (PETCO) recently unveiled its 2019 recycling champions - people and organisations making strides in sustainability at grassroots level across South Africa...

18 Jul 2019

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?
Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?Article

There is no doubt that plastic affects the environment badly. But a trend has developed in the reporting on the impact of plastics that's not only selective but also borders on panic mongering...

Peter Ryan 12 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Q&A with surfer Rosy Hodge on the ban of single-use plastic with #ProtectParadise
#CSIMonth: Q&A with surfer Rosy Hodge on the ban of single-use plastic with #ProtectParadiseArticle

South African international surfing champion and World Surf League commentator Rosy Hodge has partnered with #ProtectParadise, a global initiative that supported and led the change on the ban of single-use plastic in Indonesia...

Ruth Cooper 10 Jul 2019

Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers
Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturersArticle

Modern manufacturers must meet consumer demands for quality and cost while simultaneously recognising the emerging realities of climate change...

9 Jul 2019

Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profits
Circular economy in action saves the planet, boosts profitsArticle

Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action...

27 Jun 2019

2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entries
2019 D&AD Impact Awards open for entriesArticle

D&AD has announced that the Impact Awards is now open for entries and introduced the D&AD Future Impact Programme, which aims to support the great ideas that have the potential to change the world...

25 Jun 2019

Looks from Kim Jones's debut summer collection at Dior.
#SourceAfrica2019: WGSN's 6 key strategies for developing S/S 2020 collectionsArticle

WGSN editor and trend feed curator Polly Walters presented the company's trend forecast for spring/summer 2020 at the recent Source Africa in Cape Town...

Maroefah Smith 18 Jun 2019

Grand Prix campaign image: Plastic Oceans International.
Warc Awards 2019 announces Effective Content Strategy winnersArticle

A campaign by London agency AMV BBDO for Plastic Oceans International has won the Grand Prix and Best Multiplatform Award in the Effective Content Strategy category, the final category to be announced of this year's Warc Awards...

12 Jun 2019

As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home
As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at homeArticle

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit...

Kate O'Neill 11 Jun 2019

10 ways to make real changes this World Ocean Day
10 ways to make real changes this World Ocean DayArticle

Francesca Annenberg, blogger at Francesca Eats Roses, conscious living advocate and Content Manager for The Fry Family Food Co. shares her top 10 tips to living more consciously this World Ocean Day...

Francesca Annenberg 4 Jun 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendly
Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation - here's how to make it climate-friendlyArticle

We're all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too...

Laurie Wright 15 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue EconomyArticle

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprintArticle

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

Tammy Fry 23 Apr 2019

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