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Waste Exchange

The City of Cape Town has launched an Integrated Waste Exchange (IWEX) where anyone can register and list any waste items they’d like to exchange in the IWEX catalogue. “IWEX (Integrated Waste Exchange) is a free online system that enables waste generators and users to exchange waste materials. Operating on the principle that ‘one person’s […]

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Recycling Report

­The South African Plastic Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) has released the results of its first annual SA Plastics Recycling survey in collaboration with the South African Plastics Federation, which reveals a 32% increase in the tonnages of plastics recycled over the four years to end of 2009, and highlights the positive impact of plastic recycling on […]

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Recycling in the garden

Hi Sprig I recycle 2lt fair Cape milk bottles, yoghurt tubs and cereal packets – mini greenhouses, plant pots, seedling containers, seed sorters – for more info check out : https://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/search/label/recycling If it can be re-used before it is melted down to produce another item, I’m all for it. Only when I’m really finished with […]

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Although we are a gardening blog, we are also a ‘green’ blog and like to reuse and recycling in the garden, wherever possible. I’ve recently started using old paintbrushes to prop up young trees, see pic below. How are you upcycling in your garden?      

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War on waste…

In a bid to sort out the unpleasantries sometimes experienced in household waste removal, South Africa will finally put into effect the long-awaited National Domestic Waste Collection. This follows the publication of the National Domestic Waste Collection Standards by Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, under the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (Act No. […]

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