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PET plastic producers in the spotlight

PET plastic producers in the spotlight

CAPE TOWN – AMID mounting pressure on major retailers and brand owners to be more environmentally-minded, one of the country’s leading food packaging producers have become the first in…

Women triumph at SANEA awards

Women triumph at SANEA awards

At the 2018 South African National Energy Association (SANEA) awards evening, held at the end of August 2018, the Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development (RECORD) unit of the…

SAFCEI’S CAGE-FREE CAMPAIGN – A BIG STEP CLOSER TO ETHICAL EGG FARMING

SAFCEI’S CAGE-FREE CAMPAIGN – A BIG STEP CLOSER TO ETHICAL EGG FARMING

Just two months after the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) launched a campaign aimed at popular restaurant group, Famous Brands – in a bid to end inhumane battery cage…

Shoprite and Checkers reward customers every time they re-use recycled bags

Shoprite and Checkers reward customers every time they re-use recycled bags

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…

SANPARKS GETS NEW AIRCRAFT THANKS TO  MYPLANET RHINO FUND

SANPARKS GETS NEW AIRCRAFT THANKS TO MYPLANET RHINO FUND

The MyPlanet Rhino Fund has announced its donations for 2018, and thanks to around 34 000 supporters swiping their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cards at participating retailers, R2 940 000 was…

Campaign to clean up the environment gains momentum

Campaign to clean up the environment gains momentum

Volunteers came out in numbers to take part in cleanups facilitated by the Shoprite Group on World Cleanup Day (15 September 2018). Some 250 cleanup events took place in eight…

Life Healthcare launches third solar plant to reduce carbon footprint

Life Healthcare launches third solar plant to reduce carbon footprint

PRETORIA – Life Healthcare Group has completed its latest environmental sustainability project with the installation of solar photovoltaic panels at the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria. This is the third…

WOMEN IN MARITIME THE FOCUS OF EAST CAPE CAREER FAIR

WOMEN IN MARITIME THE FOCUS OF EAST CAPE CAREER FAIR

WOMEN in the South African maritime sector were the focus of an inaugural career fair hosted by the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), which attracted high school pupils, tertiary…

National Zoological Gardens launches recycling pilot project

National Zoological Gardens launches recycling pilot project

Tshwane – South Africa’s largest zoo, the National Zoological Garden of South Africa (NZG), on Wednesday launched a recycling pilot project aimed at job creation and addressing the massive litter…

One-eyed African penguin receives care from uShaka Sea World Team

One-eyed African penguin receives care from uShaka Sea World Team

The African penguin rescued at Stiebel Rocks on the KwaZulu-Natal South coast on Thursday, August 2nd is responding well to treatment under the watchful eyes of uShaka Sea World…

Breeding trees for big buildings

Breeding trees for big buildings

Commercially farmed trees offer a renewable, carbon-neutral and versatile fibre for bio-innovation.   Tall timber buildings was just one of the topics deliberated at the recent annual meeting…

Boost for recycling SMMEs

Boost for recycling SMMEs

(Johannesburg) – Recycling SMMEs received support from the PET recycling sector on Friday (July 13) in the form of equipment that will enable their effective participation in the mandatory recycling programme…