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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...

5 May 2021

Credit: L'Oréal Group
L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030Article

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

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

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

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

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

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

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

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape
#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the CapeArticle

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Feb 2021

Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.
Engen launches private label brand Quickshop & Co.Article

Engen has introduced its own private label convenience brand, Quickshop & Co., focused on offering quality, locally-sourced products at a competitive price...

15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum
#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrumArticle

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of corona
#BizTrends2021: Wine in the wake of coronaArticle

From Covid-19 to an economic downturn, so much of our energy was spent just getting through each day. For many of us in the wine industry, this became a lot harder when a ban on alcohol sales was implemented in late March 2020. Join us as we take a moment to reflect on what was and the lessons we can take into the new year...

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 4 Jan 2021

Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottles
Vita Go Beverages introduces biodegradable bottlesArticle

Biodegradable Future is pleased to announce that Vita Go Beverages will be rolling out with Biodegradable Future Bottles...

Issued by Biodegradable Future 24 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awareness
Tuffy teams up with WWF SA to drive plastic waste awarenessArticle

Tuffy has partnered with WWF SA to drive education, awareness and behaviour change around plastic waste...

5 Nov 2020

Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packaging
Webinar: Post-pandemic opportunities in packagingArticle

Industry-expert panellists shared insights around the latest packaging trends and technologies at the recent Propak Cape Connect 'Opportunities in Packaging in the New Normal' webinar...

3 Nov 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 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

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

#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

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world
#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the worldArticle

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

Evan-Lee Courie 23 Apr 2020

Growth of liquid cartons cannot be contained
Growth of liquid cartons cannot be containedArticle

Changing dynamics within the food and beverage industry, coupled with the growth of the retail sector and increasing awareness around sustainability, has driven new growth and innovation in the packaging industry...

Quinton Swart 9 Mar 2020

Yum Brands to eliminate polystyrene foam packaging globally
Yum Brands to eliminate polystyrene foam packaging globallyArticle

Quick-service restaurant giant Yum Brands, which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has agreed to end its use of harmful expanded polystyrene foam packaging globally by 2022...

28 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

What's brewing in 2020 for coffee lovers?
What's brewing in 2020 for coffee lovers?Article

This year will see the rebirth of past trends, while new developments will pique the interest of coffee enthusiasts...

29 Jan 2020

First Choice introduces bio-based fresh milk ESL packaging
First Choice introduces bio-based fresh milk ESL packagingArticle

First Choice has introduced its new fresh milk Extended Shelf Life (ESL) packaging made from bio-based material...

27 Jan 2020

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation
Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovationArticle

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

20 Jan 2020

Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility
Nampak unveils new liquid carton facilityArticle

Africa's largest packaging company, Nampak, officially launched its Liquid Carton divisions' new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg...

7 Jan 2020

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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

Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-product
Denny's new compostable punnets are made of sugarcane by-productArticle

South African company Denny Mushrooms recently introduced the market to its 100% compostable punnets, which are available at selected Spars around the country...

17 Dec 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019Article

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2019

First traceable F&B packaging using plant-based polymers launched
First traceable F&B packaging using plant-based polymers launchedArticle

Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards...

19 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope
#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo HopeArticle

After seeing a gap in the South African market for elegantly-marketed and packaged cannabis-related products, Joanne Hope, a fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, created KushKush - a female-centric cannabis-centred retail and content platform...

Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2019

Sappi in partnership with Constantia Flexibles delivers innovation for sustainable packaging solutions
Sappi in partnership with Constantia Flexibles delivers innovation for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Sappi has made great strides in developing breakthrough proprietary barrier technology to offer new opportunities to satisfy the need for environmentally friendly and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions...

Issued by Sappi 4 Oct 2019

Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023
Toymaker Hasbro to phase out plastic packaging by 2023Article

Hasbro, one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, has stated its ambition to eliminate all plastic in packaging for new products by the end of 2022, including plastic elements like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets and blister packs...

21 Aug 2019

See the launch of Orbit's new sustainable packaging campaign
See the launch of Orbit's new sustainable packaging campaignGallery

The packaging of Orbit Gum's product range is now more sustainable and recyclable. The company's shift to more environmentally-friendly packaging falls in line Mars Incorporated's Sustainability in a Generation strategy. To create awareness around the new packaging, Orbit has also launched the Pledge to Plant campaign under the banner #JustOneThing. To create additional awareness around the campaign, Orbit has partnered with the University of Johannesburg art students to create an art installation. To read more about Orbit's new sustainable packaging, click here.

5 Aug 2019

Orbit Gum packaging now friendlier to the environment
Orbit Gum packaging now friendlier to the environmentArticle

Orbit Gum has introduced more sustainable and recyclable packaging for its product range. The move is in line with parent company Mars Incorporated's global Sustainability in a Generation strategy...

5 Aug 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

Pick n Pay tests plastic-free fruit and veg section
Pick n Pay tests plastic-free fruit and veg sectionArticle

Pick n Pay is trialling a 'nude' fruit and vegetable produce wall in 13 stores across the country to measure customers' readiness to switch from pre-packaged food to loose products...

1 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

Thabisa Mkhwanazi, KFC Africa's public affairs director with Amanda Esterhuysen, Origins museum director. Image supplied.
KFC to remove plastic straws from 900 restaurants by 1 JulyArticle

New commitment reinforces KFC's strategic vision to implement more sustainable plastic-based packaging options in the future...

21 Jun 2019

SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recycling
SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recyclingArticle

According to PETCO chief executive officer Cheri Scholtz, an average of 6.2 million PET plastic bottles were collected for recycling across South Africa every day last year...

5 Jun 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countriesArticle

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kits
UCook partners with Suzelle for delish DIY dinner kitsArticle

UCook may be in the midst of its most exciting collaboration yet, having joined forces with quirky internet phenomenon SuzelleDIY...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 May 2019

Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packagingArticle

So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...

Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainabilityArticle

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

9 Apr 2019

FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisis
FMCG recycling commitments no cure for plastic crisisArticle

The launch of the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance by consumer goods companies including Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Nestlé is not a cure-all for the plastic crisis...

29 Mar 2019

#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainability
#Propak19: Propak Africa 2019 embraces sustainabilityArticle

This year sustainability was a golden thread throughout Propak Africa 2019, with many exhibitors embracing good environmental practices...

Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 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

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