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South Africa: WWF-SA and Woolworths partner for sustainability

The World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) and retailer Woolworths on Thursday announced a three-year partnership to drive greater sustainability through selected Woolworths products and operations. The partnership recognises the growing congruence between WWF-SA’s and Woolworths’ interests in the conservation of energy; freshwater ecosystems; the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices; and the protection […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you don’t want to be that son or daughter giving Dad the same old unimaginative (and potentially wasteful) gifts, think green. There are lots of exciting eco-friendly options for Father’s Day gifts that are more fun and far healthier for the environment. Check out these seven green gift ideas for gadget lovers, bicyclists, golfers […]

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Greenwashing Sins Exposed!

Greenwashing is defined as the act of misleading consumers about the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. The 7 Sins to watch out for are: 1. ‘Sin’ of HIDDEN TRADE: whereby a product suggests it’s ‘green’ based on a narrow set of attributes. 2. ‘Sin’ of VAGUENESS: […]

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Ten “Buy/Don’t Buy” Rules for Greener Shopping

TEN “BUY/DON’T BUY” RULES FOR GREENER SHOPPING… Make “green” shopping easier this holiday season by following the ten straightforward rules below. 1) Don’t buy anything that requires a throwaway battery. Batteries leak cadmium, lead and other heavy metals when they’re thrown away. They usually come wrapped in plastic and cardboard, creating more trash as soon as you […]

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