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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

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

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030Article

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 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

Woolworths implements further single-use plastic reductions in stores
Woolworths implements further single-use plastic reductions in storesArticle

Woolworths is expanding its 'plastic shopping bag free' policy to 52 more stores and has announced the replacement of plastic packaging with kraft packaging in 'Ripe and Ready' avocados...

13 Apr 2021

City Lodge Hotels saves 293kWh of energy during Earth Hour 2021
City Lodge Hotels saves 293kWh of energy during Earth Hour 2021Article

City Lodge Hotel Group once again committed to turning off non-essential lights during Earth Hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, 27 March 2021...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 1 Apr 2021

Celebrate Earth Hour 2021 with City Lodge Hotels
Celebrate Earth Hour 2021 with City Lodge HotelsArticle

City Lodge Hotel Group is inviting you to join us in marking Earth Hour 2021 at your local Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge or Road Lodge...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 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

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

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

City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemic
City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemicArticle

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group has announced its unaudited interim results, reflecting the sweeping effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, during this time the group has notched up several notable achievements...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 11 Mar 2021

New sustainable packaging initiative to encourage greener logistics industry
New sustainable packaging initiative to encourage greener logistics industryArticle

By proving that order fulfilment strategies can use paper packaging instead of plastic, the logistics company aims to set a new sustainable precedent for the industry.

4 Mar 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

2021 International Public Art Fest to focus on being 100% sustainable
2021 International Public Art Fest to focus on being 100% sustainableArticle

Baz-Art will host the fifth International Public Art Festival (IPAF) in Salt River, Cape Town from 10-14 February 2021. The theme, '100% sustainable', will focus on art as a mechanism for inclusion and activism...

24 Dec 2020

What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?
What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?Article

Tim Cordon, senior area vice president, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group outlines some of the key factors that will give MICE operators an edge once the world begins emerging from the Covid-19 reality...

17 Dec 2020

Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021
Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021Article

The 2020 Plastics Colloquium Feedback session was hosted virtually recently by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), the Consumer Goods Council of SA, Plastics|SA and the informal sector associations...

20 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

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

#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyers
#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyersArticle

Cultivating a sustainable lifestyle is no longer just a wish-list, but the continued persistence of Eskom's load shedding combined with the pressure on water resources means that greening and energy-efficient features are fast becoming imperatives for homes...

Samuel Seeff 19 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

Great rates at CLHG this summer
Great rates at CLHG this summerArticle

As more travellers start to emerge from their homes to shake off cabin fever, City Lodge Hotel Group has launched its Summer Campaign to help finances go further this festive season...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 6 Oct 2020

D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winners
D&AD announces 2020 Future Impact Pencil winnersArticle

D&AD has announced its 2020 winners for the Future Impact category, which supports and accelerates ideas with the potential to create positive change...

25 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

Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development Report
Cathay Pacific releases 2019 Sustainability Development ReportArticle

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of Cathay Pacific's and its subsidiaries' approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance...

13 Aug 2020

From zero to accidental hero
From zero to accidental heroArticle

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has been working hard behind the scenes to strip out single-use plastic from guest bedrooms. In a bold move, the group, together with its South African supplier, The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC), is launching an all-new range of bathroom amenities, including a Zero Bar...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jul 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

Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recovery
Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recoveryArticle

As South Africa's travel and tourism sector contemplates the future, it's clear that the country will need to appeal to intrepid, adventurous and more socially- and environmentally-conscious travellers - with the 18-34 category at the heart of its post-Covid recovery...

Tim Louw 28 Jul 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

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill Beverages
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Cremora, Starbucks and Chill BeveragesArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jul 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

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How to invest in things you believe inArticle

The Covid-19 induced short-term return to single-use plastic is just a blip, according to our sustainability experts, what the world needs is to urgently ramp up disclosure, ambition and action...

Ebeth van Heerden 11 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

Watch: Radisson Hotel Group implements global plastic reduction plan
Watch: Radisson Hotel Group implements global plastic reduction planVideo

The Radisson Hotel Group has announced that it is implementing a plan to reduce single-use plastics on a global scale. The group also announced plans to introduce bulk amenities in all hotels across its portfolio by 2022. The video below further describes the group's new initiative.

11 Mar 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

#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

Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable Festival
Cape Town to host SA's first Biodegradable FestivalArticle

SA's first Biodegradable Festival will take place Saturday, 29 February, at De Waal Park in Cape Town...

6 Feb 2020

Woolworths introduces coffee cup recycling initiative in Western Cape
Woolworths introduces coffee cup recycling initiative in Western CapeArticle

After successful trials at the Woolworths head office and Garden Centre store, Woolworths has rolled out its new coffee cup recycling initiative to all Western Cape stores with cafés, coffee carts or pods...

22 Jan 2020

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Conscious consumerism to have significant impact on marketing strategies in 2020Article

Warc has revealed that 84% of respondents to Warc's Marketers Toolkit survey said conscious consumerism and sustainability would have a significant or some impact on marketing strategies in 2020...

20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: 15 growing cocktail trends for 2020Article

The top five trends recognised for 2019 were: simplification and experimentation, gin, rum, low- to no- ABV (alcohol by volume) drinks and the start of a 'green' movement...

20 Dec 2019

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Process manufacturing in 2020: Sustainability and servitisationArticle

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers' new preference for green and clean options...

Colin Elkins 19 Dec 2019

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

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

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