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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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Puma to launch a sustainable sportswear collection with First MileArticle

Puma and First Mile will launch a sustainable sportswear collection by collecting plastic bottles to produce recycled polyester...

2 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

We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history
We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution historyArticle

A powerful marriage between the fossil fuel and plastic industries threatens to exacerbate the global plastic pollution crisis...

Trisia Farrelly 27 Mar 2019

#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in Africa
#GlobalRecyclingDay: Coca-Cola's plan to tackle the plastic waste problem in AfricaArticle

In line with its World Without Waste campaign, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern and East Africa...

18 Mar 2019

The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of
The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard ofArticle

"Nurdles" may sound cute but they pose a huge risk to the marine environment. Also known as "mermaid tears", these small plastic pellets are a feedstock in the plastic industry...

Claire Gwinnett 12 Mar 2019

Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges
Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challengesArticle

By now, most of us have heard that the use of plastics is a big issue for the environment. Partly fuelled by the success of the BBC's Blue Planet II series...

Rick Stafford and Peter JS Jones 26 Feb 2019

5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to know
5 branding and packaging trends R&D managers need to knowArticle

If 2018 was the year of limited-edition packaging and personalisation (think FIFA World Cup 2018), 2019 promises to be the year of retro designs and futuristic formulations...

20 Feb 2019

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plastics
Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a global treaty banning most single-use plasticsArticle

Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fuelled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world's coastlines and clogged landfills...

Anastasia Telesetsky 8 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addictionArticle

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

Sabrina Chakori 5 Feb 2019

2018 International Coastal Clean-up results reveals SA's top pollutants
2018 International Coastal Clean-up results reveals SA's top pollutantsArticle

The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up showed that broken down plastic pieces, foam pieces, cigarette butts, and bottle caps continue to be some of the biggest pollutants...

30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Single-use plastic, circular economy, ethical supply chains and climate action to drive retail in 2019Article

More than ever before, in 2018 we saw sustainability playing a major role in shaping trends in the retail sector...

Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally mattersArticle

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

Sharmila Ragunanan 22 Jan 2019

$1bn commitment made to help end plastic waste in the environment
$1bn commitment made to help end plastic waste in the environmentArticle

A new alliance, made up of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain, has been launched to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment...

18 Jan 2019

All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menu
All-you-can-eat food packaging could soon be on the menuArticle

Within a year, single-use plastics and excess packaging have become Public Enemy No. 1...

Sylvain Charlebois 16 Jan 2019

Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handle
Why microbeads are such a threat and why they're so hard to handleArticle

Plastic is everywhere. It is used across a spectrum of applications from durable industrial equipment, household appliances to throw-away single-use items and even the clothes we wear...

Henk Bouwman 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industryArticle

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

David Drew 4 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

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStreamArticle

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

Jessica Tennant 13 Dec 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

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials
Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentialsArticle

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be "green". Other examples are dumping plastic straws...

Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

Ocean Cleanup won't turn a profit, but we should still do it
Ocean Cleanup won't turn a profit, but we should still do itArticle

A novel "floating pipe" to recover plastic from the ocean has just arrived on its maiden voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

Peter King 22 Oct 2018

Woolworths' storefront. Image supplied.
Woolworths announces 'plastic bag free' storeArticle

Woolworths kicks off National Marine Week with the announcement of a 'plastic bag free' store and reusable bag awareness campaign...

9 Oct 2018

Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into want
Carrol Boyes and The Joinery collaboration turns waste into wantArticle

Carrol Boyes has teamed up with local sustainable design brand The Joinery to create a range of tote bags and pouches made from recycled plastic bottles which would otherwise be destined for the landfill...

1 Oct 2018

Microplastics. Image by Oregon State University, CC BY-SA 2.0,
We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplasticsArticle

One of the main problems with plastics is that although we may only need them fleetingly - seconds in the case of microbeads in personal care products, or minutes as in plastic grocery bags - they stick around for hundreds of years...

John Meeker 15 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

Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environment
Why compostable plastics may be no better for the environmentArticle

As companies move to get rid of single-use plastic bags and bans on microbeads are coming into force...

Thomas Neitzert 2 Aug 2018

Plastic pollution: could we clean up the ocean with technology?
Plastic pollution: could we clean up the ocean with technology?Article

Our oceans are threatened by three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution...

Rick Stafford 26 Jul 2018

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How to clean up our universal plastic tragedyArticle

Twenty five years ago, I spent a summer removing plastic packing bands and plastic nets from 135 entangled Antarctic fur seals...

Tony Robert Walker 4 Jul 2018

Dr Tony Ribbink, Sustainable Seas Trust CEO
Tackling the plastic waste problem in AfricaArticle

Africa has the dubious honour of being the second most polluted continent on the planet, and therefore must take both the responsibility and opportunity to pioneer world-leading waste management methods...

11 Jun 2018

5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic waste
5 ways Pick n Pay plans to reduce its plastic wasteArticle

To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June 2018, Pick n Pay has revealed a set of focused initiatives to reduce plastic waste...

8 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operationsArticle

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

7 Jun 2018

National Geographic gets proactive with "Planet or Plastic" campaign on World Oceans Day
National Geographic gets proactive with "Planet or Plastic" campaign on World Oceans DayArticle

This World Oceans Day, 8 June 2018, National Geographic is not only intent on raising awareness around single-use plastics and the damage being done to the oceans, but it is also encouraging people from all walks of life to reduce single-use plastics...

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Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, waste
Unilever unveils R50m biomass boiler to cut emissions, wasteArticle

Unilever, has unveiled a R50-million biomass boiler at its Maydon Wharf Factory in Durban that will reduce CO2 emissions, waste-to-landfill, and ultimately the amount of electricity used in production...

5 Jun 2018

Food Lover's Market ditches plastic straws
Food Lover's Market ditches plastic strawsArticle

Food Lover's Market has launched a Withdraw The Straw campaign and will be replacing all plastic straws with paper ones in its stores nationally...

5 Jun 2018

Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging
Woolworths announces plan to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packagingArticle

Woolworths has used World Environment Day to announce its vision of zero packaging waste to landfill, committing to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own-brand products by 2022...

5 Jun 2018

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Your coffee cup lid is likely to outlive you and your grandchildrenArticle

Globally, 8-million tonnes of plastics are dumped into the sea every year...

5 Jun 2018

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