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Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

Pick n Pay rolls out R4 lifetime reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

20/09/2019 - 14:14
Pick n Pay is rolling out its new budget green People n Planet reusable bag nationally after a successful trial with customers earlier this year. The bag is expected to be in all stores by mid-October.  read more
 Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

Water giants clean up their act in search for alternatives to plastic

16/04/2019 - 14:43
Two of the world’s biggest water companies are thinking outside the bottle about how to hydrate consumers as environmental campaigners take aim at the enormous amount of plastic waste the industry produces. read more
UK government seeks views on proposed plastic packaging tax

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. read more
Woolworths rolls out paper-stemmed earbuds

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.  read more
SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

SA's war on plastic bags appears to be working

23/01/2019 - 08:40
With more restaurants saying no to plastic straws in South Africa, and amid a concerted effort from retailers to cut down on the use of one-time plastics in their products, the move against plastic appears to be is resonating with the wider public, too. read more
Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

Pick n Pay to phase out plastic straws and trial paper bags by end of December

01/11/2018 - 15:42
Consumers have become increasingly concerned about plastic waste. But if we are to experience a real shift in behaviour and make a sustainable long-term impact in our environment, we need to reinforce the message of reduce, reuse and recycle. read more
H&M adopts paper bags amid war on plastic

H&M adopts paper bags amid war on plastic

29/10/2018 - 16:01
H&M is the latest major retailer to join the war on plastic by announcing plans to ditch plastic bags altogether and make paper bags the norm.  read more
PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

PepsiCo plans to use 25% recycled plastic content by 2025

29/10/2018 - 08:58
PepsiCo has announced that it plans to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025 as part of its sustainability vision. read more
Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

Kroger to phase out single-use plastic bags by 2025

28/08/2018 - 08:57
Kroger will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags at all its supermarket chains by 2025. read more
Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

Woolworths pilots SA's first in-store recycling vending machine

08/08/2018 - 09:08
In line with its recent announcement to achieve ZERO packaging waste to landfill by 2022, Woolworths has launched the customer trial of an integrated reverse vending machine in its flagship green store, Woolworths Palmyra in Claremont. This is good news for the many South African consumers who have called on retailers and manufacturers to reduce packaging waste. read more
Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

Adidas pledges to be rid of “virgin” plastics by 2024

23/07/2018 - 13:18
Adidas has announced plans for a major sustainability drive which will see all its clothes and shoes use only recycled polyester over the next six years. read more
Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

23/07/2018 - 10:58
Bacardi has partnered with non-profit organisation Lonely Whale to eliminate the use of 1 billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. read more
V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

V&A Waterfront and Pick n Pay partner to banish plastic on International Plastic Bag Free Day

03/07/2018 - 13:21
On International Plastic Bag Free Day the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to eliminating single-use plastic is being supported by a public awareness campaign in the busy Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and through collaborative partnerships with tenants. read more
Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

Ikea to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030

25/06/2018 - 11:08
Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.  read more
Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

Record 2.15 billion PET plastic bottles recycled in SA in 2017

15/06/2018 - 15:31
A record 2.15 billion plastic bottles, weighing in at 93 235 tonnes, were recycled by the South African PET plastic industry in 2017 – saving 578 000m3 of landfill and creating 64 000 income-generating opportunities in the process. read more
Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

Ikea commits to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020

07/06/2018 - 14:17
Ikea has announced a global commitment to remove all single-use plastic products by 2020 as part of its updated sustainability strategy. read more
Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

Woolworths steps up action on plastic packaging

07/06/2018 - 11:12
Woolworths plans to phase out nonrecyclable plastic packaging for its own products — as well as plastic shopping bags, straws and earbuds — by 2022. read more
Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

11/04/2018 - 11:41
Nestlé has joined the fight against plastic waste as the company has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. read more
Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

Only half of plastic bag levy has gone to support recycling

22/03/2018 - 14:05
Only about half of the nearly R2bn raised through the plastic supermarket bag levy has been officially allocated to recycling. read more
Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

Nestlé Waters introduces 100% recycled plastic bottle

23/02/2018 - 13:52
Nestlé Waters has announced the introduction of a new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic for its Nestlé Pure Life water brand. read more
Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

Asda to make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

06/02/2018 - 10:38
UK supermarket chain Asda has announced a new recycling strategy, which will see the brand ditch single-use plastic bags by the end of the year and make 100% of its own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025. read more
Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

31/01/2018 - 11:14
The scotch whisky industry is making moves to ban its use of plastic straws and stirrers outright, as it ramps up its commitment to the environment. read more
Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

Evian to make all bottles with 100% recycled plastic by 2025

24/01/2018 - 15:44
Danone-owned Evian is the latest brand to commit to reducing its carbon footprint with the announcement that it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025. read more
Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

18/01/2018 - 10:16
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has decided to stop using non-biodegradable plastic straws and drinks stirrers in any part of its business. read more
Just say, NO to plastic bags! A call to ban the plastic bag! It’s time to change our mind-sets!

Just say, NO to plastic bags! A call to ban the plastic bag! It’s time to change our mind-sets!

01/11/2016 - 16:44
Fastmoving has partnered with Trolley Bags South Africa as part of its sustainability strategy to shape and change mindsets in terms of the way we consume. It has been proven that plastics have a devastating effect on our health and the planet, yet we continue to drive the demand of plastic production through our use of this harmful product that cannot be absorbed by nature. It is, therefore, a responsibility that lies with each of us to make a difference through the way we consume. We need to reduce our plastic footprint and choose environmentally friendly alternatives.  read more
The devastating effects of plastic on the environment

The devastating effects of plastic on the environment

01/11/2016 - 16:05
There are more the 500 billion and possibly as many as a trillion plastic bags in circulation annually, and an estimated 300 million plastic bags which end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. This is both hazardous to marine life and potentially catastrophic to the environment. Should the use of plastic bags increase throughout the world, the eventual effects could Ultimately be devastating even to the human population. read more
Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

Milk-based packing ticks lots of boxes

26/08/2016 - 10:33
MUCH of the plastic packaging used for food can be recycled, from egg containers to milk jugs, to butter tubs. But what about that thin plastic film stretched around wedges of cheese or rib-eye steaks? read more
Lomotek launches first long glass fibres to SA plastics industry

Lomotek launches first long glass fibres to SA plastics industry

02/12/2011 - 10:03
Lomotek Polymers recently introduced their new range of LOMOTEXᵗᵐ Long Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics to a select group of decision makers in the local plastics industry.  read more
Woolworths 1.5-litre bottle impresses judges in Sapro's best recycled product  of the year competition

Woolworths 1.5-litre bottle impresses judges in Sapro's best recycled product of the year competition

14/11/2011 - 09:16
The South African Plastics Recyclers Organization (SAPRO), with the support of Plastics|SA and various role players, announced the winners of the annual “Best Recycled Product Competition” at a gala awards dinner held at the Midrand Conference Centre in mid-September.. read more
Loss-making plastic bag recycler set for the dumps

Loss-making plastic bag recycler set for the dumps

02/06/2011 - 11:31
THE government’s plastic bag levy costs shoppers up to R150m a year, but a business set up with the funds has fared so poorly that it is to shut down, Parliament heard yesterday. read more