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    Lego reveals first prototype brick made from recycled plastic bottles

    The prototype uses PET plastic from discarded bottles and is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company's quality and safety requirements...

    3 hours ago

    Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

    South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

    7 hours ago

    To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

    Dubbed the 'white flower' in South Africa, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

    By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 1 day ago

    New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

    The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

    11 Jun 2021

    Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

    Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

    By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

    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

    Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030

    Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

    22 Apr 2021

    Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

    Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

    15 Apr 2021

    Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles

    The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

    14 Apr 2021

    Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

    Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

    By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

    Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

    Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

    30 Mar 2021

    Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

    Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

    18 Mar 2021

    Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

    Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

    By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021



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