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    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

    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler

    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

    10 May 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

    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

    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

    Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

    Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

    By Stephanie B. Borrelle 18 Sep 2020

    Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

    Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

    11 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: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

    Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

    Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

    Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

    4 Dec 2019

    5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

    Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

    By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

    Unilever pledges to slash use of new plastics

    Unilever has committed to reduce plastic waste across its portfolio and help create a circular economy for plastics. The pledge includes halving its use of virgin plastic...

    9 Oct 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

    The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

    16 Sep 2019



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