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03 Aug 2020
Every South African can be an eco-warrior

Each year, the local plastics industry welcomes the arrival of Spring and warmer weather by encouraging citizens to help make…

Every South African can be an eco-warrior

Each year, the local plastics industry welcomes the arrival of Spring and warmer weather by encouraging citizens to help make a difference where they live, work, learn or play by participating in Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week. Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week is an annual public awareness week during which…

20 Jul 2020
SA’s recycling rate on par with global standard

Statistics show 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 were collected for recycling. Despite global…

SA’s recycling rate on par with global standard

Statistics show 62% of all PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 were collected for recycling. Despite global market contractions, and now the rolling economic impact of COVID-19, South Africa’s PET plastic recycling value chain has kept its wheels turning, delivering another positive annual recycling rate while creating…

02 Jun 2020
Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the…

Looking to science for food security solutions

BY: Chyreene Truluck, Spoor & Fisher South Africa Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population growth, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited land available for agricultural expansion. One solution has been presented in the form of gene editing, a technology – based on…

26 May 2020
Tate & Lyle announces ambitious new environmental targets

Tate & Lyle has announced a set of ambitious new environmental targets and commitments. These targets are aligned to the…

Tate & Lyle announces ambitious new environmental targets

Tate & Lyle has announced a set of ambitious new environmental targets and commitments. These targets are aligned to the delivery of Tate & Lyle’s purpose, Improving Lives for Generations, a key pillar of which is to care for our planet and protect its natural resources for the benefit of…

26 May 2020
ADM announces aggressive new sustainability goals

ADM has announced commitments to reduce water intensity by 10 per cent and achieve a 90 per cent landfill diversion…

ADM announces aggressive new sustainability goals

ADM has announced commitments to reduce water intensity by 10 per cent and achieve a 90 per cent landfill diversion rate by 2035 as part of an aggressive plan to continue to reduce the company’s environmental footprint. The commitments were announced as part of the company’s Corporate Sustainability Report, which…

20 Apr 2020
Safe chemical kills hitchhiker pest and preserves fruit quality

BY: Dr Alec Basson, senior science writer at Stellenbosch University A Stellenbosch post-doctoral research fellow is looking at alternative pest…

Safe chemical kills hitchhiker pest and preserves fruit quality

BY: Dr Alec Basson, senior science writer at Stellenbosch University A Stellenbosch post-doctoral research fellow is looking at alternative pest control technologies for South Africa’s agricultural export industries. Fruit export companies and farmers in the Western Cape don’t just have to deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic;…

20 Apr 2020
PETCO assists waste reclaimers during lockdown with food voucher donation

PETCO and the South African Waste Pickers Association donated food vouchers to 240 families in Sasolburg Vaalpark to ease the…

PETCO assists waste reclaimers during lockdown with food voucher donation

PETCO and the South African Waste Pickers Association donated food vouchers to 240 families in Sasolburg Vaalpark to ease the plight of reclaimers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The recipients of the vouchers belong to the Ikageng Ditamating Co-operative who prior to the lockdown worked at the Vaalpark landfill site, collecting…

18 Mar 2020
Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and…

Limpopo residents become eco-warriors

Residents in northern Limpopo are becoming eco-warriors thanks to a new campaign which aims to see environmental waste reduced and much-needed jobs created.

17 Mar 2020
How to make recycling a habit this World Recycling Day

On World Recycling Day (18 March) it’s important to reflect on the role we play in looking after our environment,…

How to make recycling a habit this World Recycling Day

On World Recycling Day (18 March) it’s important to reflect on the role we play in looking after our environment, so The Glass Recycling Company has compiled a list of helpful tips to assist you in changing your habits.

17 Mar 2020
Fry’s and Livekindly bring tasty and sustainable plant-based food to the world

The Fry Family Food Co. has joined forces with the Livekindly co.

Fry’s and Livekindly bring tasty and sustainable plant-based food to the world

The Fry Family Food Co. has joined forces with the Livekindly co.


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