Ekurhuleni opens disposal sites for illegal dumping
Ekurhuleni opens disposal sites for illegal dumping

The City of Ekurhuleni has opened mini disposal sites in Leondale and Vosloorus to eradicate illegal dumping in the two areas...

2 days ago

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

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...

By Christopher J. Preston 14 Nov 2018

Benchmark landfill solution the answer to world's ballooning waste problem
Benchmark landfill solution the answer to world's ballooning waste problem

Benchmark Recycling is launching businesses in the recycling space by ensuring cities in Africa are making more efficient use of the resources they consume...

Issued by Benchmark International 5 Nov 2018

Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront
Pick n Pay trials recycling vending machines in V&A Waterfront

Pick n Pay has introduced two reverse vending machines into the vicinity of its V&A Waterfront store, into which visitors can throw their discarded waste for recycling...

1 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 credentials

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...

By Louise Grimmer and Gary Mortimer 30 Oct 2018

Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list
Mpumalanga tops global air pollution list

Home to 12 of Eskom's coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32GW, Mpumalanga tops the chart as the world's largest nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hotspot across six continents...

29 Oct 2018

Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers
Bluewater Africa, Consol to make a splash at KAMERS/Makers

Handcraft and design show KAMERS/Makers has partnered with Bluewater Africa and Consol Glass to provide glass bottles and purified drinking water to visitors at the six-day event...

29 Oct 2018

Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow
Metal packaging market share shrinks, but collection rates grow

The latest packaging report released earlier this year by local research house, BMi Research, has revealed that the collection rate of metals packaging in South Africa continues to grow year-on-year...

25 Oct 2018

It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers
It pays to use recyclable shopping bags at Shoprite and Checkers

The Shoprite Group will be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced 'planet' bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. Made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 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 it

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

By Peter King 22 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

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

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

9 Oct 2018

Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan
Mars makes progress on $1bn 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan

Mars Multisales Africa, a division of global family-owned food company Mars Incorporated, has announced progress made on the company's global 'Sustainable in a Generation' plan...

4 Oct 2018

IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement
IMO 2020: shipping companies to rethink fuel procurement

Hafnia Group plans for shipping emissions challenge in 2020 by mandating Inatech to digitise fuel procurement...

3 Oct 2018

Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool
Virgin Active SA partners GBCSA, sponsoring rating tool

Committed to zero environmental impact by 2030 across its 143 clubs in Southern Africa, Virgin Active South Africa has partnered with the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) to sponsor a Net Zero Rating Tool...

2 Oct 2018

Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs
Enormous amounts of food are wasted during manufacturing - here's where it occurs

The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...

By Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018

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

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

Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA
Collective accountability needed to address waste reform and clean up SA

Initiatives such as Clean-up and Recycle SA Week are a great measure to raise awareness on the waste to landfill versus recycling conundrum faced in the country.

By Kate Stubbs 19 Sep 2018

Cleaning up the environment gains momentum
Cleaning up the environment gains momentum

Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups on World Cleanup Day, 15 September 2018...

19 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa
Sustainable packaging solutions needed to reduce food waste, scale up trade in Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted...

13 Sep 2018

Research indicates that up to a third of all food is wasted – but also shows that anti-waste campaigns frequently backfire. ,
When anti-waste campaigns backfire

Waste has become a serious problem in Western societies...

By Corinne Faure and Mia Birau 11 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

Shoprite to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day
Shoprite to stage cleanup events across Africa on World Cleanup Day

The Shoprite Group will be staging cleanup events across Africa on 15 September 2018, marking World Cleanup Day...

4 Sep 2018

Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment
Three ways making a smartphone can harm the environment

Nearly five billion people worldwide will use a smartphone by 2020...

By Patrick Byrne and Karen Hudson-Edwards 29 Aug 2018

Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?
Is China worsening the developing world's environmental crisis?

The developing world is in the midst of an environmental crisis. Simply breathing the air is a leading cause of death...

By Jonas Gamso 23 Aug 2018

#WasteCon2018: Long-term waste management solutions, going further than #plasticfreejuly
#WasteCon2018: Long-term waste management solutions, going further than #plasticfreejuly

In October the IWMSA is hosting its biennial flagship conference WasteCon2018...

21 Aug 2018

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened
Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course...

By Andrew Spicer 21 Aug 2018

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