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    L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

    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

    Greening the global textile value chain

    Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

    Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030

    Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

    2 Sep 2020

    3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

    The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

    By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

    Africa, waste and the butterfly effect

    In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

    By Adwoa Coleman 4 Jun 2020

    Seychelle's Blue Economy secures financial backing from AfDB

    The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector...

    20 Mar 2020

    How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

    The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

    22 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

    2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

    By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

    Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy

    South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban...

    14 Nov 2019

    #SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

    Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

    By Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

    Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa

    Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

    By Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

    The case for a net zero emissions economy

    Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have made commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy...

    By Brett Chrystal 2 Oct 2019

    Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

    H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

    9 Sep 2019

    Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector

    The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth...

    By Kate Stubbs 12 Jul 2019

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