Bill to get cigarettes into plain packaging now out for public comment
By Linda Ensor - May 4th 2018, 13:11
The Cabinet has approved the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill for public comment.
The bill will repeal the Tobacco Products Control Act and will aim to promote public health and align SA’s tobacco control law with the World Health Organisation’s framework convention on tobacco control.
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said at a post-Cabinet media briefing that the bill "addresses key areas relating to indoor public areas, the display of tobacco products at point of sale, use of electronic devices and the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products".
Confusion around best-before dates causing unnecessary waste
25/03/2019 - 11:14
Confusion around best-before dates is widespread, causing unnecessary food waste. And in a country that's already food insecure, binning good food is not only unconscionable, it's plain wrong.
UK government seeks views on proposed plastic packaging tax
21/02/2019 - 09:21
The UK government has launched consultations on the introduction of new plastic packaging taxes and tougher rules for packaging producers, in a move towards a more circular economy.
Award-winning low-carb health food company – MojoMe launches fundraising partnership with The Sunflower Fund
18/02/2019 - 19:18
The partnership between the two organisations will see The Sunflower Fund benefiting from a portion of the proceeds of the sales from two products - the O’ Mega Crunch instant breakfast and the O’ Mega munch instant smooth porridge. The products are easily identifiable with The Sunflower Fund’s logo on the top left corner of the box.
Woolworths to donate profits from baby carriers and pay back Ubuntu Baba
11/02/2019 - 15:10
Woolworths will not be keeping the profits it made from the sale of baby carriers similar to those of a Cape Town-based small business, Ubuntu Baba.
Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds
30/01/2019 - 14:26
Woolworths has kickstarted the year with its latest announcement in its journey to ZERO packaging waste to landfill, with the rollout of Woolworths branded paper-stemmed earbuds.