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Study reveals 'hidden plastic pollution footprint' of Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution that is burnt or dumped per year in just six developing countries...

1 Apr 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

Battling the damaging effects of 'fast fashion'

The numbers are astronomical: to make one pair of jeans, it takes close to 8,000 litres of water - the amount a person drinks over seven years. Even a simple cotton shirt requires close to 3,000 litres of water...

By Pavithra Rao 5 Mar 2020

BA plans to remove 30,000 suitcases of plastic from their flights

British Airways has set a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020...

27 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Ridding Africa of hazardous wastes - COP-3 Bamako Convention under way in Brazzaville

The Bamako Convention prohibits the import into Africa and the dumping or incineration into ocean and inland water of hazardous wastes...

13 Feb 2020

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

24 Jan 2020

Water sachet use in Ghana: how to stop the pollution

Almost 2,500 tons of waste is generated daily in Accra. This is as a result of refuse being dumped and the environment being littered with polythene, bottles and drinking water sachets...

By Alexander Diani Kofi Preko 23 Jan 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

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

20 Jan 2020

Lagos beaches have a microplastic pollution problem

Plastic debris is everywhere and has grabbed the attention of environmental policy makers and regulators...

By Ifenna Ilechukwu 10 Dec 2019

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

Food Lover's Market places national ban on plastic bags

Food Lover's Market has banned plastic bags in all national corporate stores as of 1 December 2019, and will only be offering paper bags, boxes and Food Lover's Market canvas bags going forward...

3 Dec 2019

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