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What is greywater recycling

If you’re unfamiliar with this type of recycling, the No. 1 question on your mind is likely: What is greywater, anyway?

To put it simply, greywater is water from bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and laundry washing machines. Despite frequent confusion, greywater does not include water from toilets, kitchen sinks and automatic dishwashers (this is called […]

Climate Change is Real

changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to the reality of climate change […]

Water scarcity hits India and China

South Africa is not the only country facing a severe water crisis in the not to distant future. Emerging economies in Asia are drying out. India has already instituted water outages to manage demand in the same way that South Africa has experienced power outages. Coca-Cola has had to close plants in China due to […]

South African Water Crisis

I hope this is not your first wake up call to the reality that could collapse our economy and our livelihood. South Africa is bound to face a severe water crisis unless the country is to act now! With toxic water many industries will not be able to function and will close. Tourism destinations will […]

Gardening with water conservation in mind

It is not often that one hears of a public garden centering it’s landscaping on water conservation. Not only can it be close to impossible to find a community with enough support for such an idea but it is also difficult to find a community that is willing to let go of the sentimental values […]

False Bay Ecology park gets thumbs up for sustainability

False Bay Ecology park on the banks of Zeekoe Vlei in Cape Town gets thumbs up for sustainability. The center has installed several Water Rhapsody water conservation systems that will enable the building to operate independently of a municipal water supply

The centre harvests all the rain that falls on its roof and sends this […]

The fight for water from the Nile

The Nile River basin

For years, several African countries have been negotiating a water sharing deal of the Nile River. Currently Egypt and Sudan have the majority of the control of the water flow (87%). Seven upstream countries are looking to source their water needs from the Nile. The seven countries include […]

Households need 9 bins for recycling scheme.

When paper and glass recycling had just started I remember people avoiding recycling because they thought it was too much effort. For a while I was one of those “one-bin-does-it-all” kind of people too, too lazy to separate my waste. Luckily my perception has now changed and I realise the importance of recycling. For me […]

10 ways to green your office

I remember the days when society started to change the way they communicated. The rage of how some day their would be a paperless office and how everything would be sent via email. No more fax machines, no more bank statements and letter in the post. All it would all be done at the click […]

Recycling E-waste

The increased dumping of electronic waste

E-waste

(e-waste) is adding pressure to Cape Town’s already-strained landfills, Coastal Park, Vissershok and Bellville South. E-waste is generated from electrical or battery-operated equipment disposed of, or refurbished and resold in a working or non-working condition.

The most common E-waste items include IT equipment and accessories, safety […]