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Dr Mehran Zarrebini discusses sustainable flooring

Van Dyck Carpets capitalises on new flooring trends with sustainable and innovative new products

Van Dyck Carpets, a division of PFE International, is set to capitalise on new trends in flooring by meeting market demands with innovative and sustainable new products. (more…)

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Energy efficient cement production

Driving sustainability through energy efficiency initiatives

Judicious energy usage is not just a passing concern, but one which is now a fundamental part of every organisation’s operational philosophy. As pressure mounts to find creative ways of not only preserving non-renewable energy resources but to also find alternative fuel sources, it is critical for all businesses to commit to driving energy efficiency […]

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Green Worx Cleaning Solutions wins 2016 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation

Proudly South African manufacturer wins international sustainability award

Based on its recent analysis of the biological cleaning market, Frost & Sullivan recognised Green Worx Cleaning Solutions with the 2016 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. […]

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good reasons for using plant-based plastic instead of conventional polyethylene

Woolworths launches first plant-based milk bottle

Woolworths has announced the launch of an innovative green milk bottle consisting of 30% plant-based plastic, a first for the dairy industry in South Africa.  The entire Woolworths fresh milk range will now be packaged in the new plant-based bottles, giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy milk today with tomorrow in mind. (more…)

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The Mashesha stove is available from Sustainability Professionals

Mashesha stove uses less wood and burns cleaner

An innovatively designed stove that will provide rural schools with a safe and quick way to cook for learners, while helping to save the planet, recently attracted the attention of judges during a competition for technology start-ups. (more…)

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The same land produces both the tomatoes and the resources for their packaging

Solid board made of tomato plants wins Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2016

The winner of the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2016 is the unique solid board enriched with tomato plant fibres, produced by SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS. This competition was organised for the second time by Packaging Europe, the renowned, international trade magazine about packaging. In each of the eight categories a winner was elected and the solid board […]

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New agreement is good news for big brands and the world’s forests

At the recent Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) Conference, an intervention to create a network of certified suppliers was agreed.  As consumers increasingly want to buy sustainably sourced products, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and allied industries are issuing a declaration about forest protection and management.  This is aimed to assure consumers of good […]

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Ford researchers will study the gecko’s sticky toe pads for clues to improve adhesives and increase recyclability of auto parts

Looking to the Gecko for answers – Ford to seek solutions by mimicking nature

Ford Motor Company will chart new territory as it seeks to create adhesive innovations inspired by the gecko. Ford will also work with Procter & Gamble, sharing research findings as both companies look to biomimicry for a host of business solutions. (more…)

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The end results are electricity savings of up to 30% or more

Regulate energy use, improve efficiency, and reduce costs

With our overburdened electricity grid and the current energy crisis, an energy management solution has been launched in the South African business and domestic market. (more…)

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Kaytechs NC Envirofix GCL patches farms leaking dam

Kaytech’s NC Envirofix GCL patches farm’s leaking dam

On a farm in the scenic Nottingham Road area in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Kaytech’s EnviroFix was asked to provide a cost-effective solution to a leaking farm dam. Besides being used for irrigation purposes, the dam on White Rocks Farm is also used for leisure activities. The dam wall, which had recently undergone […]

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