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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

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 18 Sep 2020

Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalists
Anzisha Prize 2020 reveals finalistsArticle

The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at this year's Anzisha Prize Conference on the 27 October 2020...

17 Sep 2020

Eco-heroes advised to stay safe this Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week
Eco-heroes advised to stay safe this Clean-Up and Recycle SA WeekArticle

During the annual Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week, South Africans are encouraged to make a difference where they live, work, learn or play by removing plastics and other litter...

4 Sep 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

Recycling project launches in Limpopo
Recycling project launches in LimpopoArticle

With the aim to reduce environmental waste and create much-needed jobs at the same time, a "separation at source" project is being rolled out in the towns of Thohoyandou and Sibasa in Limpopo's Thulamela Municipality...

16 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

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

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

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

Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy
Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energyArticle

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use...

Alvin Orbaek White 18 Jun 2019

Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovation
Sunlight raises recycling awareness through packaging innovationArticle

Over 5 years' worth of development work has culminated in the launch of Sunlight's new 100% recycled and recyclable bottle...

20 Mar 2019

Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem
Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problemArticle

Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown?

Margaret Sobkowicz 17 Jan 2019

Our complicated relationship with plastic: 5 essential reads
Our complicated relationship with plastic: 5 essential readsArticle

From its arrival decades ago, plastic has transformed modern life. But in 2018, the alarm over the plastic pollution crisis sounded louder than ever...

Martin LaMonica 27 Dec 2018

Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window display
Repurposed plastic shines in Xmas window displayArticle

Large flower artworks made from recycled plastic waste are the focal point of Woolworths' Christmas window displays in the retailer's top 15 stores...

7 Dec 2018

Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beaches
Look out for new lolly stick bins on SA's Blue Flag beachesArticle

Seadog Sport, Plastics|SA and DPI Plastics have collaborated on a new retrieval project aimed at reducing the amount of plastic sticks and straws found on South African beaches.

27 Nov 2018

Plastic floats on and near the surface of the ocean.
The world's plastic problem is bigger than the oceanArticle

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean...

Christopher J. Preston 13 Nov 2018

Scientists are developing greener plastics - the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to market
Scientists are developing greener plastics - the bigger challenge is moving them from lab to marketArticle

Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure out how to get rid of them...

Richard Gross 17 Aug 2018

Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?
Why can't all plastic waste be recycled?Article

The UK produced 11-million tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it...

Sharon George 3 Aug 2018

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profitArticle

As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics...

Anthony J Ryan 23 Apr 2018

School children recycle waste for food
School children recycle waste for foodArticle

In Colchester, primary school learners are recycling plastic bottles and tins in exchange for school stationery, clothing and food...

Joseph Chirume 3 Apr 2018

Bottled water and the drought
Bottled water and the droughtArticle

Cape Town's municipal water quality is excellent. In normal times there is no good reason to buy bottled water, but these are not normal times...

Mary-Anne Gontsana and GroundUp staff 20 Dec 2017

The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good
The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the goodArticle

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment...

Kim Pickering 20 Nov 2017

#PepsiChallenge launches globally across areas of pop culture
#PepsiChallenge launches globally across areas of pop cultureArticle

NEW YORK: On 11 March 2015, Pepsi unleashed its biggest socially-led, content driven initiative ever with a variety of global and local challenges designed to galvanise consumers around the world to defy convention, make every moment - big or small - epic, and truly "Live for Now"...

12 Mar 2015

Gary Player Invitational to support Wildlands Conservation Trust, Wings and WishesArticle

The Gary Player Invitational (GPI) charity golf event has announced that the KZN-based Wildlands Conservation Trust and Port Elizabeth based Wings and Wishes are the two beneficiaries for 2012.

22 Nov 2012

Extruwood exhibits recycled products at Hobby-XArticle

Hobby-X season has kicked in and visitors will once again be given the opportunity to explore over 250 exhibition stands of innovative products put on display at this year's show, on at the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg, Johannesburg from 1-4 March 2012.

2 Mar 2012

Buy green locally, support carbon reduction
Buy green locally, support carbon reductionArticle

At a recent business forum co-hosted by Proudly South African, the Responsible Packaging Management Association of Southern Africa (RPMASA) and Enterprise Ilembe in Ballito, speakers urged delegates to apply their minds to sourcing green businesses, products and services locally to boost the economy and reduce carbon emissions.

13 Oct 2011

Free tickets for stadium workers
Free tickets for stadium workersArticle

A promise has been kept, and the construction workers who built the monumental stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup are now getting tickets to some of the tournament's most important matches, for free.

Bongani Nkosi 10 May 2010

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