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Green Plumbing

The concept of green plumbing is still relatively unknown in South Africa. This is changing however as South African plumbers and water related stakeholders are fast realising the importance of conserving water. But what does green plumbing mean? The concept is actually very simple. Green plumbing refers to these stakeholders actively applying methods and products […]

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What exactly is ‘Organic’ produce?

Organic farming recognises the direct connection between our health and the food we eat. Strict regulations, known as ‘standards’, define what organic farmers can and cannot do – and place a strong emphasis on the protection of wildlife and the environment. In organic farming: pesticides are severely restricted – instead organic farmers develop nutrient-rich soil […]

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Wash your Hair with Rainwater!

Solve your hard-water hair problems with rainwater. People have been washing their hair with rainwater for years. Some claim it has mystical benefits, that your hair will be shinier, more manageable or that the water is cleaner because it comes from the sky. There is a grain of truth to all this. Rainwater is soft […]

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How Much Water Should You Drink?

Eight glasses a day? More or less? The amount of water we need to drink each day can vary. In an issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source lists factors that can increase the need for fluid, including: Increased physical activity Hot and humid weather Dry indoor air and high altitudes, which reduce moisture in […]

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Reduce Organic Waste, Start an Earthworm Farm!

So you’re set on going green, and want to reduce your household waste. One of the best ways to reduce your household waste is to get into vermiculture. Vermi what? Vermiculture is the grand word used to describe worm farming, Red Wiggler earthworms to be specific. But why earthworms? Earthworms take waste products and turn […]

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Why Harvest the Rain?

Rain water harvesting is simply collecting, storing and purifying the naturally soft and pure rainfall that falls upon your roof. Rainwater may be utilized for both potable and non-potable requirements such as drinking, cooking, bathing (potable quality), swimming pool replenishment, toilet flushing laundry (reduces detergent & bleach), landscape irrigation and livestock & animals. Rainwater harvesting […]

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Don’t Let your Swimming Pool Backwash Water Damage the Environment

Used since the early 1900s, chlorine is one of the most widely produced industrial chemicals. About 10 million metric tons are manufactured in the US each year – $72 billion worth. Annually, approximately 5%, or 1.2 billion pounds of the chlorine manufactured is used for wastewater treatment and drinking water “purification.” The lethal liquid or […]

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