PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping
PG Bison opts for locally sourced, sustainable rPET strapping

Wood-based product manufacturer PG Bison will now use only locally sourced and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) strapping...

6 Feb 2019

Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals
Brambles makes progress towards 2020 Sustainability Goals

Brambles show ongoing improvements in making customers' supply chains more efficient, safer and sustainable...

30 Jan 2019

UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-waste
UN, WEF and partners to tackle e-waste

Supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), seven UN entities have come together to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system...

25 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 2019

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

By Feroz Koor 25 Jan 2019

New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa
New report: Setting realistic targets for biofuel production in sub-Saharan Africa

It's estimated that by 2050, global aviation could account for over 22% of all global carbon dioxide emissions due to rapid growth in air traffic...

25 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

Kim Winstanley, chief growth officer and partner at Worx Group.
#BizTrends2019: Going green has never been more golden

The year 2018 was packed with environmental buzzwords. Sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon footprint, and upcycle are just some of the words that we are used to hearing in conversations with our clients, and for good reason...

By Kim Winstanley 17 Jan 2019

Upcycling beats carbon tax, drives skills and B-BBEE compliance
Upcycling beats carbon tax, drives skills and B-BBEE compliance

Upcycling doesn't just decrease waste and contribute to 'zero to landfill' initiatives, it's also creating a new ecosystem that supports communities, enables skills growth and helps organisations...

By Yasmine Miemiec 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)
#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 15 Jan 2019

New study released outlining key investment priorities for addressing climate change
New study released outlining key investment priorities for addressing climate change

SouthSouthNorth has released an independent study on the potential private sector investment priorities that support South Africa's climate change outcomes...

11 Jan 2019

L-R: SA's minister of environmental affairs Nomvula Mokonyane; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International; Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation
Cape Town to host upcoming global green economy conference

Under the theme 'Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies', South Africa will host the third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 10-11 January...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive
#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive

Businesses need to adapt and evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing markets in which they operate...

By Emmanuel Kasese 7 Jan 2019

IBIS consulting director and climate change expert Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?

2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

By Simon Clarke 7 Jan 2019

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future
COP24: Raising the bar on re-imagining a resilient, sustainable future

Africa is one of the fastest urbanising regions in the world, and it is widely accepted that the rapid urbanisation of its burgeoning big cities will play a vital role in the continent's continued growth and development...

By Kate Stubbs 10 Dec 2018

Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZ
Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZ

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) this week...

3 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging
#EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging

Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2018

Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons
Consumers and companies urged to recycle milk and juice cartons

Many people remain unaware that juice and milk cartons are now recyclable...

21 Nov 2018

ACSA receives intl certification for environmental management
ACSA receives intl certification for environmental management

Airports Company South Africa's airports have been certified as compliant with the most-recognised international standard for environmental management systems...

12 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service
#EntrepreneurMonth: MasterChef SA winner Kamini Pather launches healthy food-delivery service

MasterChef SA season two winner and all-around local foodie celebrity Kamini Panther launched her new chef-inspired, healthy food delivery service F√úDY through Uber Eats at the beginning of this month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Nov 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

SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urine
SA student produces world's first bio-brick made using human urine

UCT master's student in civil engineering Suzanne Lambert has produced the world's first bio-brick grown from human urine...

24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises
SEED SA Go Sustainable! Programme presents its successful green enterprises

SEED SA recently presented its pioneer group of green enterprises to the local business community of Polokwane and Richards Bay...

24 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

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

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA

South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country's GDP...

15 Oct 2018

Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world
Sappi launches Verve - sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world

Demand for dissolving wood pulp continues to grow as consumer preference increases for products made from renewable, sustainably sourced and processed woodfibre...

Issued by Sappi 9 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

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