Scientists estimate that between a quarter and a third of marine plastic pollution comes from the drinks industry. The problem is so severe that up to 85% of Australian marine birds are estimated to be affected by plastics. Many of them die as a result. This needn’t be the case. By adding a refundable 10c . . . → Read More: Plastic pollution
Climate change and sustainable development are two of the biggest issues facing society today and are perhaps foremost in our minds, with the hosting of COP17 in Durban last year. It is increasingly important for companies to reduce the environmental impact of products and services through their entire life cycles. Those companies failing to address . . . → Read More: Plastics Packaging (The journey to Recyclability by Design)
With most South African homes throwing out over 2kgs of waste created in their kitchens each day, dealing with how to reduce this waste in an environmentally friendly way has become a burning issue for the planet and its occupants, says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
Statistics show that as much as . . . → Read More: Reducing kitchen waste
Woodland’s Dairy used the Elopak carton due to it’s favourable CO2 footprint compared to other commonly-used packaging media.
This specific carton is one of the most environmentally-friendly packaging alternatives on the market as it comes from a renewable source, is recyclable, and has a carbon footprint of up to three times better than a plastic . . . → Read More: First Choice Water.
The world uses approximately 5 trillion plastic bags a year, of which only 1% are recycled, with an estimated million sea birds killed by these and other forms of non-biodegradable plastics in our oceans each year, and another 100 000 marine mammals meeting a similarly horrible fate for the same reasons. Unfortunately plastics are a . . . → Read More: Plastic vs paper
Plastic bottles have a purpose!
From building a house in Africa to a raft in Thailand, at least there is some use for plastic bottles!
Who said only cats had nine lives!? It’s a dogs life!
How I wouldn’t mind some of that rain for rainwater harvesting!
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‘With a serious housing shortage but no shortage of plastic bottles littering the streets, the Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) – an NGO based in Nigeria – decided to build an incredible two-bedroom bungalow entirely out of plastic bottles. Although many in Kaduna were dubious when the project began construction, the complete home . . . → Read More: Africa’s 1st plastic bottle house
Water requirements for paper are surprisingly little. Sappi says only 2.7% of SA’s available water is used in the process of its paper manufacturing. Other environmental benefits are that the trees grown by Sappi equate to the removal of the fossil CO2 released by over 3ml of fossil fuel, which equates to avoiding the consumption . . . → Read More: Paper & water