Man Invents Machine To Convert Plastic Into Oil The machine, produced in various sizes, for both industrial and home uses, can easily transform a kilogram of plastic waste into a litre of oil, using about 1 kW·h of electricity but without emitting CO2 in the process. The machine uses a temperature controlling electric heater instead [...]
In an increasingly electronic world, the amount of e-waste we generate is on the rise. The e-Waste Association of South Africa has announced the first of this year’s ‘National e-Waste Collection Days’, scheduled for this Saturday, 6 April 2013. e-Waste management companies will ensure that all the waste collected is dismantled, processed and or disposed [...]
When my wife’s parents first came to visit us in South Africa from France they tried to buy us a gift. The first option was a TV (we didn’t want one), the second was a dishwasher (I wanted it!! but we didn’t have space in the flat ), the third was a Nespresso coffee machine, [...]
this is soooo awesome! mold-d South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is tackling the critical challenge of natural resource management, environmental protection and infrastructure through Environmental Programmes (EP). Over the past decade, EP’s Working for Water programme has piloted value-added industry projects in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Invasive Alien Species Programme (KZN IASP). These initiatives [...]
Invasive red river gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) have been turned into useful school desks. 250 desks were recently handed over to the Boitumelo Secondary School near Ficksburg in the Free State in a ceremony attended by Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister for Water and Environmental Affairs, which took place on 23 January 2013. During July 2012, the Deputy [...]
This is too cool … and possibly a solution to our waste/recycling problems. Do it yourself Desktop 3D printers have hit price-points that make them as affordable as color laser printers. But they also share the same problem – replacing the printing medium costs an arm and a leg. A kilogram of plastic filament costs about US$50, [...]
After the holiday season we had loads of recycling to do. My friend, Joe, and I, packed his small rental car to the brim and still managed to squeeze in some of our friends’ recycling. We dropped all of this off at the Sea Point Recycling Depot. It was great to see that the depot [...]
I love it! No, I actually don’t. But a few of my friends are bona fide cricket nerds so when we received this Kriki for Shore set, I went straight to them to try out. The official blurb is that Kriki for Shore are “beach cricket sets that help clean up beaches while educating young [...]
Hello Please take a moment to read the following. It is for a project that we are involved in, here on the edge of the beautiful Knysna forest. Feel free to pass it on to as many people as you know and are able. Thank you! TOYS FOR JOY, XMAS 2012 The 7 Passes Swop [...]
The mention of the Knysna forest conjures up images of elephants and natural beauty. Nestled on the edges of this green wonderland is Rheenendal: farms, smallholdings, B&Bs and a relatively impoverished community. And it is within this community that something wonderful is happening. In September 2011, the 7 PASSES SWOP SHOP opened its doors. How [...]
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