Visit to The Waterfront Waste Recovery & Recycling Centre

  When last did you think about waste management? It’s not a sexy topic. Which is probably why it tends to get ignored. But we all create waste, and collectively, it causes serious problems. Fortunately, there are people paying attention, and working to bring about change. The V&A Waterfront is at the cutting edge of…

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Why use compostable products if they end up in a landfill anyway?

Is green waste better than petroleum based waste (the majority of which cannot be recycled)? Our answer is most definitely yes! The primary benefit of compostable products is that that they are made from plant-based raw materials. Crops like sugar cane and corn are used, which are annually renewable. Using compostable food packaging is an alternative to using…

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Greyton Aims to Phase Out Plastic Bags

From the 3 July 2014, International plastic bag free day, Greyton aims to become South Africa’s first town to phase out single use plastic shopping bags. This is a drive initiated by Greyton Transition Town (GTT) and is supported and assisted by Hayley McLellan from Rethink the Bag. This is just one of the many creative…

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Building homes from plastic bottles

Building homes from plastic bottles is an idea that has been used in India, South America and parts of Africa. A plastic bottle is filled with sand or with other clean unrecyclable waste, which then gets compacted tightly. The plastic bottles are then laid down in rows like bricks and can be cemented together with…

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