bottled water industry

Don’t be fooled by fake news: 5 facts consumers should know about bottled water and the drought

Understandably, droughts have a major impact on a nation’s emotional as well as social, economic and political well-being. Equip yourself with the facts, rather than rely on urban legend or fake news. We asked environmental advisor, speaker and author, Dr Anthony Turton, five questions about the bottled water industry and the drought in the Western […]

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Plastics|SA’s new advertisment focuses on marine litter

New radio and TV adverts for Plastics|SA focus on marine litter

Plastics|SA has released a series of new radio and television adverts in which it addresses the issue of plastics litter found in the marine environment. (more…)

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PET plastic bottles on an 18 m flatbed superlink truck sponsored by Woolworths

Bottled water puts pressure on Cape Town recycling

A couple of months ago when Day Zero looked like a harsh reality, Capetonians stocked up on bottled water. Now with Day Zero being pushed out to next year, all this bottled water is being consumed and the plastic bottles discarded creating above normal plastic waste. A high percentage of this plastic is being sent […]

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Waste Management

How to become a zero-waste household

According to GreenCape’s Waste Economy: Market Intelligence Report 2017, 65% of the waste (around 38 million tonnes) that South Africa creates is recyclable. That amounts to an estimated R17 billion/year worth of resources that could be redirected into the economy if 100% of these waste streams were recycled*. (more…)

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Redefine’s sustainability efforts win gold at SAFMA 2018 for solar PV technology implementation

JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties’ (JSE: RDF) strategy on solar energy is delivering cost efficiencies across the business and improving performance on key sustainability metrics. Redefine’s total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) fleet will produce approximately 35,754,600 kWh (kilowatt hour) of solar power per annum when fully operational. (more…)

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Norway partners with the African Marine Waste Network

Plastic pollution in the seas is the problem on everyone’s minds at the moment, with widespread coverage of the crisis in the world’s oceans. Recognising that urgent action needs to be taken, Norway has partnered with the African Marine Waste Network to solve the challenges facing communities in and around Africa. (more…)

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Littering of cigarette butts is having a detrimental effect on our marine life

The devastating impact of cigarette butts on the environment

Overall, littering worldwide is down but there is still a massive problem with people littering cigarette butts. This infographic from purplebox looks at the problems cigarette litter causes and what we can do to stop it. (more…)

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V&A Waterfront buildings now have 12 Green Star ratings

Five new Green ratings for V&A Waterfront buildings

The V&A Waterfront is proud to be awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) this week. This is in an outstanding acknowledgement of the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to sustainable development. (more…)

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KIA opens ‘Green Light Project’ vocational training centre in Rwanda

KIA Motors has opened a new ‘Green Light Project’ (GLP) Vocational Training Centre in Rwanda, aimed primarily at teaching agricultural skills to young adults. The new GLP Vocational Training Centre is located in the densely populated Gahengeri Sector of the Rwamagana district in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. (more…)

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Earth Hour observed in Sandton

SA’s financial capital, Sandton Central, turns off electricity and lets nature shine

Electrical power was switched off, or switched over to alternative power sources, at many buildings in Sandton Central for an hour this Saturday (24 March) to help address climate change. (more…)

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