Did you know that although plastic straws can be recycled, most recyclers will not accept plastic straws? Because straws are small, thin and bend easily, they fall through the gaps of the recycling machines which can cause damage. Hence most straws that go to recycling plants end up back in landfill. The other problem is, … Read more#StrawsSuck

From Plastic to Bag

A study was done and found between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic material ends up in the oceans every year. The amount of plastic pollution to enter the ocean each year will massively increase by 2025. It takes decades for a simple plastic bottle to breakdown in the ocean. When it does, it … Read moreFrom Plastic to Bag

Sustainability vs Eco-Friendly

With increased pressure being put on making environmentally conscious decisions, consumers are often presented with 3 options: Eco-Friendly, Green & Sustainable. You can’t be faulted for believing that these 3 are one in the same and to an extent, they are. They share a common goal – reduce the impact we have on our fragile … Read moreSustainability vs Eco-Friendly

10 New Year Sustainability Resolutions


With 2019 presenting us with new opportunities to make a better life for ourselves.We at Uzwelo are passionate about conservation and wanted to use the typical “new year, new me” trend to present some tips on how we can all introduce small changes in our lives that will make a big, positive impact on our … Read more10 New Year Sustainability Resolutions

Conserving our wildlife, 1 bag at a time

In our previous 2 blogs, we focused on environmental and economic sustainability respectively, which makes up 2 of our 3 core values (Environment and Skills Development). Our 3rd and equally as important value is Conservation. The devastation that has been caused to our wildlife over the last few decades, means that we’re facing our sixth … Read moreConserving our wildlife, 1 bag at a time

Economic Sustainability

Uzwelo isn’t just a brand that creates stylish and functional bags from fabric that was once destined for landfills. Our brand’s foundation is built upon 3 core pillars – environment, skills development, and conservation. This vision has not only allowed us to do our part for the environment but empower people with the tools to change … Read moreEconomic Sustainability

Sustainability – #SAYNOTOPLASTIC

2018 has made us more conscious of the choices we make and how they affect our fragile planet. Documentaries like Blue Planet have highlighted the extent of damage that’s already been done to our oceans and it’s only getting worse. Bleaching coral (over 50 % of the world’s coral reefs have died in the last … Read moreSustainability – #SAYNOTOPLASTIC

#WRAD – World Read Aloud Day

  Taking part in #WRAD (World Read Aloud Day) at Egcekeni School, Shongweni was an intense experience. Questions whizzed through my mind: – Would the children enjoy the books I had selected? – Would they relate and understand? – Would they respond to the experience? – Would my Expand A Sign International colleagues enjoy their … Read more#WRAD – World Read Aloud Day

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