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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A rhino DNA sample kit is expected to help prosecutors be even tougher on those caught with rhino horns.
If DNA tests positively link a horn to a specific rhino carcass, suspects will no longer get away with only a charge of possession, they will also be charged with the illegal hunting of rhino and theft.
The soils in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, including major portions of Australia, Africa and South America, have been drying up in the past decade, a group of researchers conclude in the first major study to ever examine “evapo-transpiration” on a global basis.
Most climate models have suggested that evapo-transpiration, which is the movement [...]
The hottest “green” toy in Germany isn’t made of organic or recycled materials. That’s so 2010. This one has a solar panel and only runs if kids remember to insert bright red “energy stones” that power the rest of the space station.
Germany, a pioneer in many renewable energy initiatives, is also at the forefront of [...]
Durban – Senior managers of the Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe Park on Tuesday discussed strategies to curb rhino poaching, Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife said.
It was recently reported that the price of rhino horn had increased to R400 000 a kilogram, making it more expensive than gold at R300 000 a kilogram.
“Staff from the Kruger Park [...]
Durban – Four poachers were shot dead and one injured in the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, officials said on Monday.
Three were shot dead during a gunfight between five poachers and rangers in the Stolsnek section of the Kruger National Park over the weekend, SABC news quoted SANParks CEO [...]
Pretoria – Both the City of Tshwane and the Gauteng health department are to investigate the dumping of medical waste in southern Pretoria.
This follows a Pretoria News report on Monday that medical waste had been dumped near a soccer field used primarily by children in Olievenhoutbosch.
The newspaper reported that the waste, which included syringes, rubber [...]