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What is greenwashing?

Terms such as biodegradability, compostable packaging, renewable content and bioplastics are the talk of the town, but what does this really mean?...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 1 day ago

Local tyre manufacturers drive more sustainable practices

The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) and its members are leading the way in improving the industry's impact on the environment...

Issued by dotGOOD 2 days 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

"Reimagine. Recreate. Restore" - 5 June 2021 World Environment Day/ National Environment Month South Africa

With World Environment Day celebrated on 5 June 2021 this year, The United Nation's message for the year is "REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE: This is our moment. We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature. Let's get active, not anxious. Let's be bold, not timid. Join #GenerationRestoration"

Issued by Our Salad Mix 5 Jun 2021

For Dutch firm, buyers' fee in Europe gets e-waste recycled in Africa

After years of struggling to make a living selling recyclable parts from electronic waste recovered in Africa, Dutchman Joost de Kluijver realised he needed a new business model if his firm was going to survive.

By Angela Ukomadu and Anthony Deutsch 4 Jun 2021

Be an agent for change this national Environment Month

As World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June 2021 this year (Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Join #GenerationRestoration), South Africa has chosen to make the month of June, National Environment Month. There will be a special focus on stimulating awareness on environmental issues, and all South Africans will be challenged to become agents for change this June.

Issued by Our Salad Mix 1 Jun 2021

New report looks at barriers to recycling in SA

A new report from WWF SA points to the reasons why South Africa is lagging behind when it comes to recycling...

31 May 2021

Green Economy Innovations for Service Delivery Conference: All presentations now available online

In partnership with the City of Cape Town's Department of Enterprise and Investment, GreenCape hosted a two-day Green Economy Innovation for Service Delivery Conference...

Issued by GreenCape 20 May 2021

Puma Re.Gen collection puts textile waste to creative use

Puma's new Re.Gen collection of footwear, apparel and accessories is constructed from the sportswear company's own industry waste and other recycled materials...

19 May 2021

Joburg garbage removal: reclaimers relieved after Pikitup R50 levy withdrawn

The African Reclaimer's Organisation (ARO) is relieved that Pikitup has withdrawn its plans to charge households a R50 recycling levy...

By Masego Mafata 17 May 2021

Averda secures $30m to invest in sustainable waste management projects

Waste and recycling company Averda has concluded the refinancing of its $148m term loan, including a $30m green loan from HSBC...

10 May 2021

Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad idea

Like all cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital, has a waste management problem...

By Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

Converse launches Renew Labs to spruce up pre-loved All Stars

In a bid to fuel sustainable innovation and extend the lifecycle of products, Converse has introduced Renew Labs to refresh customers' previously-worn All Stars...

30 Apr 2021

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