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Country Club Beach Clean Up

July 23, 2021


The Zero Waste Foundation, supported by the Don’t Waste Group, joined forces with Pick n Pay’s People n Planet and KZN Beach Clean Up to conduct a clean-up at the Country Club Beach in Durban, South Africa.

UK Plastic Packaging Tax: A Step To Reducing Plastic Waste?

July 18, 2021


Did you know that the United Kingdom is set to pass a new sustainable and environmentally-friendly plastic packaging tax system that will come into effect on 01 April 2022? Here’s a summary of what to expect.

How to Futureproof Football: Part 2- Guidelines for Efficient and Effective Waste Management Strategies at Football Clubs.

July 12, 2021


As football fever winds down, we end our two-part series on Future Proofing Football by looking at various waste management strategies that football (and other sporting) clubs can implement to support their journey towards sustainability.

How to Futureproof Football: Part 1- What does the sustainability log look like?

July 5, 2021


With a Festival of Football taking place at the moment in Europe and the Americas, this two-part series looks at some of the most popular football clubs in the UK and the various sustainability programmes that they have initiated. We then explore the various waste management strategies that football clubs can implement to expedite their own sustainability goals, and set the tone for changing the mindsets and behavior of their legions of fans worldwide.

A Guide For Sustainable Post COVID-19 Recovery In The Hotel Industry.

June 25, 2021


As the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the hotel industry has a chance to reflect, reset and do better. Here’s our quick green guide on how hotels can begin a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.

Award-Winning Partnerships In The Journey Towards Sustainability

June 21, 2021


Sustainability has become embedded into the core values of our clients. As such, Don’t Waste views our client’s sustainability journey as a partnership, often yielding award-winning results. Read about our involvement in Liberty 2 Degree’s journey in achieving the prestigious Green Star Certification across their entire portfolio of retail centers and offices.

Clean Up at Milnerton Lagoon with PnP People n Planet

June 15, 2021


The Zero Waste Foundation, supported by Don’t Waste Group, joined forces with Pick n Pay’s People n Planet to clean up the Milnerton Lagoon in the Western Cape. Our teams collected and removed over 15 bags of waste from the area, preventing re-entry into the lagoon. In addition to our monthly clean-up initiatives, we are excited to collaborate further with People n Planet on conducting more clean-ups across our country, and help claim back our environment from pollution.

How South Africa is fighting plastic bag pollution?

June 2, 2021


In April 2021, the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in consultation with relevant stakeholders, gazetted new amendments to the plastic bag regulations. Read our insight on these new regulations and our analysis on alternative options as well as the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme.

What can be done with waste? A look into innovative and localised recycling in some African Case Studies.

May 25, 2021


The World Bank estimates approximately 2 billion metric tons are generated annually, and is expected to exceed 3.4 billion tons by 2050. As the world becomes more aware of the impacts of negligent practices in waste management, some individuals have found innovative ways to manage and recycle waste in their respective countries. We take a look at a few interesting “eco-preneurs” across the African continent.

Technology vs Food Waste Part 2: How hardware Can Help Recycle Food Waste

May 11, 2021


Whilst our first instalment addressed avoidance as the first step in addressing solution for waste management, we now look at those waste streams generated through operations, that are unavoidable. This instalment explores the next steps: How hardware Can Help Recycle Food Waste.

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