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8 Easy New Year’s resolutions for the planet

Easy New Year’s resolutions for 2013 that will be good for the environment too.

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South Africa: Some Durban Residents Object to Water Recycling Proposal

Durban – More than 5 000 Durban residents have given the thumbs-down to the city’s controversial toilet-to-tap water recycling proposal. Most of the objections, which include a large number of signatures from Muslim residents, are contained in a petition sent to the city as part of the mandatory environmental impact assessment process which runs for […]

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Laundry water saving and eco tips

Want to green your laundry routine but don’t have the budget to switch out your old dinosaur top-loader for a new high-efficiency purring machine? Fear not – there’s tons of green tips and tricks that you can take advantage of today to save water, conserve energy, and make your clothes last longer.  Read on for […]

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Physical Water Scarcity and Economic Water Scarcity

The physical evidence of water scarcity can be found in increasing magnitude around the world, affecting rich and poor countries alike. Nearly three billion people live in water scarce conditions (over 40 percent of the world’s population), and this situation could worsen if current growth trends continue. Fig. 1: Areas of Physical and Economic Water […]

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VIDEO: How does a septic tank system work?

Many rural households rely on on-site septic tank systems for safe and efficient sewage treatment.  Watch this video to see how a septic tank system works. Septic tank size should be matched to the number of people in the household.  JoJo Tanks (South Africa) manufacture a range of plastic / polyethylene septic tanks and conservancy […]

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How to Install a Rain Garden (Video)

Rain Garden Installation Guide Raingardens are a great way to utilise rainwater from your rooftop and reduce stormwater runoff.  Rainwater can also be directly harvested into water tanks for use as garden irrigation water or for domestic use.  To see what types of rainwater tanks and water tanks are available in South Africa, see below.

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Why you should harvest rainwater

Did you know that more than 80% of rainwater evaporates back into the atmosphere? When water evaporates through plants, (transpiration) it cools the atmosphere and biological diversity increases. Rainwater harvesting is not only a way to make the most of nature’s gift, but containing runoff from your roof and paving will also help improve the […]

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