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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 2 days ago

ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress Report
ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress ReportArticle

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report...

3 days ago

Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad idea
Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad ideaArticle

Like all cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital, has a waste management problem...

Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?
Will innovation bring the fizz back to SA's carbonated soft drinks industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest South African Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2021 carefully uncovers the global and local carbonated soft drinks market (including the impact of Covid-19)...

Issued by Insight Survey 3 May 2021

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

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 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

Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable future
Using innovative solutions to ensure a sustainable futureArticle

With climate change on the rise and our planet's finite resources in the spotlight, sustainability is an issue that should be on everyone's mind. Finding ways to look after the Earth and solutions to ensure a brighter future for generations to come is becoming more of a concern for ordinary people and businesses.

Issued by LG 22 Apr 2021

Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale House
Local NPO seeks to transform, redevelop Hillbrow's Florence Nightingale HouseArticle

Located in Johannesburg's Hillbrow, the Florence Nightingale House was officially abandoned in 2016 and thereafter fell into decay...

22 Apr 2021

In conversation with Neale Hill on Ford's R1bn investment
In conversation with Neale Hill on Ford's R1bn investmentArticle

I spoke with Ford South Africa's managing director, Neale Hill, about the funding and the effects it will have on vehicle production and employment in the country...

Naresh Maharaj 22 Apr 2021

Wasted: Reed Exhibitions Africa has sights set on reducing landfill - sustainability through our events on World Earth Day
Wasted: Reed Exhibitions Africa has sights set on reducing landfill - sustainability through our events on World Earth DayArticle

Reed Exhibitions Africa is constantly stepping up energy saving and fine-tuning waste management, with a view to reuse or recycle waste wherever possible...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 22 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

Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join Polyco
Nestlé becomes first FMCG company to join PolycoArticle

Nestlé is the first food manufacturer and brand owner to join the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation, a not-for-profit industry body focused on reducing the amount of used polyolefin plastic packaging waste...

20 Apr 2021

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish InkArticle

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

Jessica Tennant 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

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of Averda
#BehindtheMask: Justice Tootla, managing director of AverdaArticle

Justice Tootla hopes to make a practical contribution to saving the environment for future generations by using technology to help organisations manage their waste responsibly...

Sindy Peters 8 Apr 2021

Should plastics be banned?
Should plastics be banned?Article

You may think our answer is obvious and potentially in contrast to those who believe that plastic is nothing but a pollutant. If most of our answer lies within the question, should the question not rather be 'why plastics cannot be banned?' Here's our perspective...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 8 Apr 2021

Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 8 Apr 2021

Cutting costs can help SMEs grow
Cutting costs can help SMEs growArticle

Reducing the cost of supplies, inventory or business operations is common practice amongst many small business owners. Not preserving enough cash could land a business in deep waters...

7 Apr 2021

Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent times
Reinventing emerging enterprises in turbulent timesArticle

Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Cecil Ramonotsi, shares some insight into the reinvention of small businesses during turbulent times...

Cecil Ramonotsi 6 Apr 2021

Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expo
Sustainable fashion in the spotlight at Sandton City expoArticle

Sandton City Shopping Centre has teamed up with celebrated South African designers and several of the mall's tenants for a sustainable fashion exhibition...

31 Mar 2021

Sustainability, it's in the details
Sustainability, it's in the detailsArticle

Small wins across a wide range of areas can have a big impact...

Mai Youssef 31 Mar 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

City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration Stations
City Lodge Hotels launches magnesium-enriched Hydration StationsArticle

Hydration Stations are currently being rolled out at City Lodge Hotels, consisting of water filtration units that supply free, magnesium-enriched filtered water to guests...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 23 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

Annual South African Plastics Recycling Survey results released
Annual South African Plastics Recycling Survey results releasedArticle

Plastics SA, in conjunction with the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO), recently released the annual South African Plastics Recycling Survey...

19 Mar 2021

Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley
Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barleyArticle

Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

18 Mar 2021

Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour change
Like Covid-19, water use requires permanent behaviour changeArticle

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has resulted in many fault lines emerging in our societies. One of the key ones is that of behaviour change...

Jay Bhagwan 18 Mar 2021

Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industry
Conscious consumers driving sustainability in the beverage industryArticle

From biodegradable straws to compostable takeaway coffee cups, consumer demand for sustainability in the food and beverage industry is on the rise...

16 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

Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6m
Chemical Seta to fund major research projects with over R1.6mArticle

The Chemical Industry Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) will be funding two South African universities with R1,647,500 this year, supporting research...

9 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

Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talent
Chivas Venture returns to nurture SA fashion talentArticle

The Chivas Venture platform is returning to SA with a new format launching in collaboration with streetwear personality and Grade Africa founder Zaid Osman...

4 Mar 2021

How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challenges
How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challengesArticle

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa suggests that the sector starts with low hanging fruit, such as reducing print costs and implementing further digitisation...

4 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

FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systems
FAO DG outlines 'Four Betters' approach in transforming agri-food systemsArticle

FAO director-general Qu Dongyu recently delivered the keynote lecture at Italy's Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, saying a holistic redesign of the world's agri-food systems...

1 Mar 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platformArticle

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

Heineken SA celebrates resilience this World Bartender Day
Heineken SA celebrates resilience this World Bartender DayArticle

Heineken raises a toast to the country's bartending staff and tells the stories of some of SA's most loyal working in pubs, restaurants and bars across South Africa...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 25 Feb 2021

Truworths to launch value clothing chain Primark
Truworths to launch value clothing chain PrimarkArticle

Truworths will open approximately 15 Primark stores over the next few months - a mix of standalone stores and others located in existing Truworths-owned stores...

23 Feb 2021

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