If you do not recycle the following items, what is your excuse?
One of the easiest things to recycle, and very profitable, is glass bottles and jars. Glass is divided into three types according to colour: clear, green and brown.
Most recycling companies collect glass bottles, provided that they be cleaned and sorted.
It’s important to remember to sort [...]
South African metropolitans are heading for a major water crisis in 2020, a former director general of the Department of Water Affairs has warned.
Mike Muller, who now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and sits on the National Planning Commission, said at a Water and Energy Forum in Sandton this [...]
Otsuchi – Four days ago, Otsuchi was just another Japanese coastal town, a destination for surfers and lovers of remote beaches. Now, only a supermarket and a Buddhist temple remain standing amid a sea of devastation.
Like most of Japan’s northeast, Otsuchi was rattled by Friday’s massive earthquake and then flattened by the ensuing tsunami. Officials [...]
Cape Town – Despite a shocking increase in poaching of rhinos in SA, the head of The South African National Parks (SANParks) said that the population is in no danger of extinction – for now.
In a statement on Thursday, SANParks said rhino poaching continues to escalate at “an unprecedented rate” since the beginning of [...]
Water tanks are an excellent way to store large quantities of water and gain water independence to secure a fresh water supply with the threat of water scarcity and water outages.
We can supply and install rainwater harvesting systems. You decide whether to use the harvested water in your home and garden.
Our water tanks come in [...]
Cape Town – The government hopes to have cleaner fuels made available to the public as soon as 2013, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.
Briefing the media at parliament on the Clean Fuels Two (CF2) draft fuel specifications and standards, she said full introduction was expected by 2017.
CF2 is the equivalent of the current [...]
Louisiana – A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1 500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks.
The 21-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her house, said [...]
Cape Town – As World Water Day approaches, the department of water affairs and host city Cape Town are determined to change perceptions about water as a scarce resource.
This year the theme of Water Day on March 22 will focus on how urbanisation puts pressure on water and sanitation services. In SA, though, the problem [...]
Johannesburg – Floods affected eight provinces across the country, washed away 20 houses and damaged schools, roads, bridges, The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Friday.
Preliminary assessments indicated that 20 houses were washed away in Northern Cape by floods between December and early February, said spokesperson Vuyelwa Qhinga.
A total of [...]
The government did the right thing by releasing a report on acid mine drainage (AMD) last week that referred to the water pollution problem in the mine voids of the Witwatersrand as a “crisis”.
Now it is the turn of gold mining firms to peer beyond self-interest and open up their own databases.
By stalling the release [...]