Soon there won't be any plastic straws at the V&A Waterfront

2019-07-04 15:42

Of the V&A’s 84 food and beverage tenants 46 use plastic straws.

Students in London developed a way to turn lobster shells into biodegradable packaging and it could help reduce plastic waste

A team of students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London developed a method that turns lobster shells into biodegradable 'plastic'.

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The new Pick n Pay 'plastic' bag can be used as compost in your garden - this is what it looks like

2018-07-03 13:24

The compostable bags are made of maize or potato starch, and will break down after three to six months depending on conditions.

INSIDE LABOUR: Minimum wage, innovation and persecution

2018-06-01 06:00

The waste picker programme in Brazil's “greenest city on earth” shows an integrated approach, based on people's needs, can clearly pay off, says Terry Bell.

We chat to the guy behind Cape Town's first plastic-free grocery store

2017-10-12 12:42

Could this be the future of grocery shopping in South Africa?

Waste not

2016-07-04 07:47

Food wastage is “in a certain sense food that is stolen from the table of the poor and the starving”. Mandi Smallhorne unpacks Pope Francis's powerful statement.

Edible cutlery lends a spoon for the war on waste

2016-03-31 11:35

Genius! An Indian company is revolutionising the way we get rid of disposable cutlery.

Waste not, want not

2015-10-19 07:43

The cost of food waste, unrecycled water bottles and under-nourished people and animals ultimately lands at our door, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Infographic: How freezing your food can save you money

2015-05-29 14:10

Ever had food spoil even though you refrigerated it? Here are foods you can freeze in order to reduce waste and save your money.

Americans urged to stop wasting food

2014-11-25 11:59

The typical American family of four could save $1 600 a year by reducing their food waste, says the Environmental Protection Agency.


Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

2019-06-06 16:17

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.

WATCH: The designer turning trash metals into jewellery

2019-03-14 08:03

Aanchal Sukhija is a sustainable fashion designer, who collects and recycles waste from Indian kabadiwallas (garbage buyers) and turns it into jewellery.

We must value SA’s waste-pickers

2018-06-03 06:07

Most authorities in South Africa do not understand the economics of waste.

The circular economy: Closing the loop

2017-11-06 12:03

The circular economy model aims to strip out waste materials across the supply chain, keeping materials that are traditionally considered waste products within the economic life cycle.

Gold diggers turn to waste dump for nuggets as output drops

2016-09-21 07:04

With gold output in South Africa mired in a multiyear decline, the country’s biggest producer is turning to an overlooked and cheaper source of supply: the dump.

Beaches closed after medical waste washes ashore

2016-05-19 11:11

Medical waste, which includes male and female condoms, has closed several Durban beaches after it washed up on their shorelines last week.

France bans supermarket food waste, should SA?

2016-02-19 09:40

Perhaps laws against supermarket food waste would help alleviate SA hunger.

EU wastes tonnes of food, UK worst offender

2015-08-12 10:15

The European Union wastes about 22 million tonnes of food a year and Britain wastes the most, according to a study by European Commission-backed researchers.

US, China top in dumping of electronic waste

2015-04-19 15:36

The United States and China have contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014.

R13m SABC golden handshakes cause outcry

2014-10-03 13:35

The DA has called for the public prosecutor to probe the close to R13m taxpayers have had to fork out for two former SABC executives' golden handshakes.

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