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  • Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility
    Designed by international firm Perkins+Will, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital is the result of the transformation of a small, simple hospital dating from the 1920s into a modern, expandable facility. Originally a wood-frame building with 191 beds, the facility now stands on five levels with nearly 600 beds and more than 12 operating theatres to meet the country's growing need for quality healthcare.
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    Corona pilots beer packaging made using surplus barley

    Corona has introduced a new circular form of packaging for its six-packs, made using repurposed surplus barley straw...

    18 Mar 2021

    NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

    As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

    15 Jan 2021

    Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

    Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

    By Stephanie B. Borrelle 18 Sep 2020

    Alpla to consolidate manufacturing in Gauteng with new plant

    Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla Group is building a new factory in Lanseria near Johannesburg, which will bundles activities from five existing plants...

    11 Mar 2020

    How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

    The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

    22 Jan 2020

    #BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

    Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

    By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

    Pick n Pay trials 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone in Cape Town

    Pick n Pay is piloting a new 'pick and weigh' packaging-free zone that allows customers to purchase a wide range of products without any packaging...

    4 Dec 2019

    5 steps to becoming a smarter target marketer

    Dr Carl Driesener, senior marketing scientist at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute (EBI) of marketing science in Australia - the home of evidence-based marketing, shared five steps to being a smarter target marketer at Spark Media's recent 'seminar roadshow'...

    By Leigh Andrews 8 Nov 2019

    Unilever pledges to slash use of new plastics

    Unilever has committed to reduce plastic waste across its portfolio and help create a circular economy for plastics. The pledge includes halving its use of virgin plastic...

    9 Oct 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

    The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

    16 Sep 2019

    Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

    African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

    4 Sep 2019

    Woolworths to trial recycled paper shopping bags

    Woolworths is trialling bags made out of 100% recycled paper for fashion, beauty and homeware purchases at its Blue Route store in Cape Town...

    3 Sep 2019

    WWF and SA retailers team up to simplify recycling labels

    Some of SA's biggest retailers, with the aid of WWF, are rolling out standardised recycling instructions, known as On Pack Recycling Labels (OPRLs), which will indicate whether the packaging can or cannot be recycled...

    28 Aug 2019

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