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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 day ago

Regenize wins Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021

Congratulations to Regenize, the winner of this year's Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021, hosted in partnership with GreenCape...

Issued by GreenCape 18 Feb 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

By Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Small-batch plant milk made in the Cape

From the bright minds behind Mielie Mailer comes Oh Oat, a locally-produced oat milk brand with a sustainable approach to packaging...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

Exclusive: Facing green pressure, Indonesia halts deep-sea mining disposal

JAKARTA - Indonesia will no longer permit mining waste to be disposed in the ocean to allay concerns about the environmental impact of processing nickel used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries...

By Fransiska Nangoy and Fathin Ungku 9 Feb 2021

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

They're everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean

In a new study published in Nature Communications, my colleagues and I find a stark confirmation that microplastics are found throughout the Arctic Ocean...

By Peter S. Ross 1 Feb 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

How Covid-19 has forced businesses to re-evaluate cleaning regimes, waste management

One of the biggest changes last year, brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, was how businesses globally re-evaluated their approach at facilitating their cleaning and hygiene regimes, including revision of waste management activities and protocols...

14 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

By Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Safety vs sustainability - the packaging industry's key conundrum

The pandemic calls for a paradigm shift in how the packaging industry meets consumer's safety concerns while addressing the threat of climate change...

By Nthabiseng Motsoeneng 7 Jan 2021



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