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Nestlé Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste clean-up

Nestlé Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste clean-up

11/07/2019 - 09:44
Nestlé’s bottled water division Nestlé Waters, owner of Perrier and Vittel, says it will team up with Canada’s Ocean Legacy Foundation to help to clean up plastic pollution. read more
Pick n Pay commits to monthly beach clean-ups

Pick n Pay commits to monthly beach clean-ups

06/06/2019 - 11:50
Pick n Pay has launched monthly People n Planet Beach Clean-Ups which will see the retailer partner with local organisations across the country to drive public awareness for plastic waste and action for responsible disposal.  read more
Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

Woolworths partners with WILDTRUST to boost innovative recycling villages

06/06/2019 - 11:15
In celebration of World Environment Day, a day that encourages citizen-action to improve our environment, Woolworths has announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates in South Africa.  read more
SA taxpayers to pay more for greener economy

SA taxpayers to pay more for greener economy

04/06/2019 - 09:16
Climate change and global warming have long been debated, but what is certain is that consumers are going to pay a great deal more in taxes dedicated to creating a friendlier environment.  read more
Plastic bags to be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

Plastic bags to be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

16/05/2019 - 09:07
JSE-listed real estate giant Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), which owns some of South Africa's top shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy at its malls by 1 January 2020. read more
Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

Pick n Pay to shift plastic bag usage with 20 000 free reusable bags in-stores, every day

09/04/2019 - 14:35
Over the next two weeks, Pick n Pay will give 20 000 customers a free reusable bag every day in stores across the country.  read more
Coca-Cola fast-tracks collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Africa

Coca-Cola fast-tracks collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Africa

28/03/2019 - 14:49
In commemoration of Global Recycling Day, The Coca-Cola Company is accelerating the collection and recycling of PET plastic bottles across Southern & East Africa. This is part of a focused World Without Waste campaign over three years and beyond. read more
‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

‘Socially conscious’ manufacturer lands major contract with Shoprite

14/03/2019 - 09:53
Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels. read more
Big consumer brands roped into promoting re-usable containers

Big consumer brands roped into promoting re-usable containers

28/01/2019 - 08:17
In the environmentalists’ mantra “reduce, re-use, recycle” almost all of the attention has been paid to recycling. Now some of the world’s biggest consumer brands are trying to shift the focus to the second R, with a programme that provides products in reusable containers that can be returned for a refund. read more
AB InBev invests in Closed Loop Fund to improve glass recycling

AB InBev invests in Closed Loop Fund to improve glass recycling

28/11/2018 - 11:08
Anheuser-Busch InBev will invest $250,000 in Closed Loop Fund projects to improve glass recycling capabilities, in order to make further progress towards the company’s 2025 sustainability goals. read more
PET plastic producers in the spotlight

PET plastic producers in the spotlight

16/11/2018 - 09:42
AMID mounting pressure on major retailers and brand owners to be more environmentally-minded, one of the country’s leading food packaging producers has become the first in the PET thermoform plastics sector to join voluntary national Extended Producer Responsibility body the PET Recycling Company (PETCO). read more
3 ways smart technology can help your business save water

3 ways smart technology can help your business save water

02/11/2018 - 09:01
When it comes to the key elements we need to survive, water is at the top of the priority list. While it’s easy to find alternative sources to generate energy for businesses to run, it’s near impossible to increase our access to fresh potable water when it’s already so limited. This is why technology is essential for business success, allowing businesses the ability to grow and make smarter water decisions.  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
Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

Shoprite and Checkers to reward customers for reusing recycled bags

24/10/2018 - 11:43
The Shoprite Group, the only national retailer with a verified 100% recycled shopping bag in all its stores, has announced that it will now be rewarding customers for using their newly introduced “planet” bags in both Shoprite and Checkers stores. read more
Coca-Cola creates a waste-free Mandela 100 Festival with Global Citizen

Coca-Cola creates a waste-free Mandela 100 Festival with Global Citizen

22/10/2018 - 15:04
Earlier this year, the Coca-Cola Company announced an ambitious goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle and can it sells globally by 2030 through its World Without Waste strategy.  read more
Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

Mondelēz aims to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

11/10/2018 - 08:14
Mondelēz International has announced that it will make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as the company aims to reduce waste levels and create a circular economy for packaging. read more
Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

Beware the greenwashers - 5 Tips to help the conscious consumer make better choices

20/09/2018 - 10:03
Consumers are often misled to believe they are helping the environment when buying products that are supposedly green. However, on closer inspection, not all green products are created equal. Enters greenwashing. read more
AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

16/08/2018 - 09:36
AB InBev has launched a new green innovation accelerator as it aims to tackle some of the most pressing sustainability issues.  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
Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

31/07/2018 - 08:32
While South Africa is not over the worst yet, the country is heading in a distinctly more optimistic direction, says Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman, speaking at the company’s AGM on Monday (30 July). read more
There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

There’s still time to be part of Africa’s biggest cleanup

10/07/2018 - 08:36
It is not too late to join Africa’s Biggest Cleanup Event powered by Shoprite as over 6000 people across the continent come together to clean their communities in more than 500 different events. 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
Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

Shoprite and Checkers wins recycled product of the year at 2018 PETCO Awards

13/06/2018 - 08:59
Shoprite and Checkers were awarded the Recycled Product of the Year at the 2018 PETCO Awards, the South African PET Recycling Company’s annual awards and the industry’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management excellence.  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
Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

09/01/2018 - 10:58
British lawmakers called on the government on Friday to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 - or ban them altogether. read more
Mondi recyclable Nespresso bags reach Austria

Mondi recyclable Nespresso bags reach Austria

30/01/2017 - 15:44
Packaging and paper company Mondi Group, working together with coffee giant Nespresso, has expanded the reach of its pod-recycling bags to Austria. read more
Consol’s R1,9bn green plant opens

Consol’s R1,9bn green plant opens

18/11/2011 - 08:39
Consol Glass has officially opened its R1,1bn new environmentally efficient, world-class plant in Nigel near Johannesburg, mainly producing bottles for alcoholic beverages. read more
Greenbottle targets wine with paper bottle

Greenbottle targets wine with paper bottle

15/11/2011 - 10:51
Suffolk-based firm GreenBottle has developed, what it claims to be, the world’s first paper bottle of wine 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
Joint approach towards an innovative sustainable solution

Joint approach towards an innovative sustainable solution

14/11/2011 - 08:49
Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper Europe have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures, using their respective products, suitable for end users in the food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. These laminates provide technical functionality in addition to being made from renewable resources and offering compostability – a focus which many packaging end users are keen to pursue.  read more
China aims for 70% recycling by 2015

China aims for 70% recycling by 2015

07/11/2011 - 10:03
China is aiming to recycle 70% of its “major waste products” by 2015, according to the Chinese government. read more