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How to become a zero-waste household

According to GreenCape’s Waste Economy: Market Intelligence Report 2017, 65% of the waste (around 38 million tonnes) that South Africa creates is recyclable. That amounts to an estimated R17 billion/year worth of resources that could be redirected into the economy if 100% of these waste streams were recycled*. (more…)

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Boulders Solar PV

Redefine’s sustainability efforts win gold at SAFMA 2018 for solar PV technology implementation

JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties’ (JSE: RDF) strategy on solar energy is delivering cost efficiencies across the business and improving performance on key sustainability metrics. Redefine’s total installed solar photovoltaic (PV) fleet will produce approximately 35,754,600 kWh (kilowatt hour) of solar power per annum when fully operational. (more…)

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Littering of cigarette butts is having a detrimental effect on our marine life

The devastating impact of cigarette butts on the environment

Overall, littering worldwide is down but there is still a massive problem with people littering cigarette butts. This infographic from purplebox looks at the problems cigarette litter causes and what we can do to stop it. (more…)

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V&A Waterfront buildings now have 12 Green Star ratings

Five new Green ratings for V&A Waterfront buildings

The V&A Waterfront is proud to be awarded five Green Star Ratings from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) this week. This is in an outstanding acknowledgement of the V&A Waterfront’s commitment to sustainable development. (more…)

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KIA Motors

KIA opens ‘Green Light Project’ vocational training centre in Rwanda

KIA Motors has opened a new ‘Green Light Project’ (GLP) Vocational Training Centre in Rwanda, aimed primarily at teaching agricultural skills to young adults. The new GLP Vocational Training Centre is located in the densely populated Gahengeri Sector of the Rwamagana district in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. (more…)

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Earth Hour observed in Sandton

SA’s financial capital, Sandton Central, turns off electricity and lets nature shine

Electrical power was switched off, or switched over to alternative power sources, at many buildings in Sandton Central for an hour this Saturday (24 March) to help address climate change. (more…)

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Water wastage

Down the drain – how water leakage affects us and what we can do about it

According to World Wildlife Fund South Africa’s (WWF-SA) 2016 report titled Water: Facts and Futures… Rethinking South Africa’s Water Future, as much as “37% of water in our urban piped water systems leaks out or is used illegally”. That’s more than a third of our country’s water, going down the drain – and I believe that this number is conservative. […]

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Saving The Survivors

World Wildlife Day: Creating Hope from Hurt

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2018 through its continued support of Saving the Survivors, a conservation project that provides specialised veterinary treatment to both endangered wildlife and non-endangered species. (more…)

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GROUNDSWELL incubator - business support for 30 water sector SMEs

GROUNDSWELL – supporting enviropreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur committed to solving environmental challenges? Can your product or service unlock possibilities in water and resource sustainability? (more…)

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Polystyrene Association

South Africans urged to recycle their polystyrene

The Polystyrene Association of South Africa managed to take an important step forward towards mapping out the future collection, recycling and selling of polystyrene packaging by hosting a Value Chain Meeting in Cape Town recently. (more…)

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