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

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.

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.

How South Africa is fighting plastic bag pollution?

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.

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

How do we recycle food waste that is generated through operations and cannot be avoided? This instalment looks at how hardware can recycle food waste.

Circular Economy Series: Part 2: How Do We Optimise Retail and Commercial Spaces To Support Circular Economies In Cities?

Following our first installment on “Why circular economies?”, we now assess the how retail and commercial spaces can be used to support circular models in their respective industries.

Technology vs Food Waste- Part 1: How Software Can Help Avoid Food Waste

1,3 billion tons of food waste are generated globally every year. This 2-part series looks at how technology can help avoid and recycle food waste.

Circular Economy Series- Part 1: Why Circular Economies?

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have adopted a take-make-dispose linear model of how products are designed, manufactured, sold, consumed and discarded. 90 billion tons of primary materials are extracted and used globally. However, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (2019) only 9 per cent are recycled. This two-part series uncovers the benefits of circular economies, and how retail and commercial spaces can be optimized to support circular economies.

Redesigning For The Environment

Forbes has declared 2021 “The year of the package.” With the surge in online purchases, purely to avoid CoViD-19 infections, followed an increase in demand for packaging. The refusal of some Asian countries to accept plastic waste has also popularised the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy. This widely adopted policy shifts the management and financial responsibility of post-consumer product waste from local governments to producers. Producers around the world are being held accountable by consumers, who are actively damning the impacts of post-consumer pollution- largely due to the non-recyclability of most packaging and products. To keep up with the growing trend of cradle-to-cradle models, corporates have gone back to the drawing board, and redesigning products for the environment: products/packaging that are recyclable, or have an alternative end-of-life use.

Do You Know Where Your Waste Actually Ends Up?

As of 2020, more than two billion tons of waste has been generated globally. By 2050, this number will increase by 19% in developed countries and by 40% in developing nations. The pertinent question is: where does this waste go to?

10 Green Tips for Working from Home.

Sustainability is no longer just a catchphrase. It has become a way of life, with everyone, from government to small businesses all adopting the Sustainable Development Goals into their operations and policies. As we all continue to work digitally during the pandemic, we can still incorporate sustainable practices into our lives. Here’s our top ten green tips for working from home.

CoViD-19: Human Survival vs the Environment

In the midst of the battle against the novel CoViD-19 pandemic, the throw-away culture, previously adopted for convenience has simply been perpetuated. In many countries CoViD-19 regulations have led to a higher number of single-use plastic and multi-layer laminate items, typically PPE (including facemasks, gloves and other protective gear) in the public sector. The WWF reported that if just 1% of facemasks are disposed of incorrectly, this would equate to as many as 10 million facemasks per month, polluting the environment.