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Washing Machine Water Efficiency

Different models of washing machines can vary greatly in energy use, water use and operating costs. When buying a new washing machine: Buy a front loader if you can. Front loaders are usually more water efficient and energy efficient than top loaders and use less detergent. Choose a size that matches your needs. You might […]

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Easy Ways to Green your Habits and your Home

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by green recommendations and sometimes we cannot fathom adding one extra thing to our routines, but these easy-to-remember Earth-friendly ideas are simple enough to incorporate into every day living. Small daily actions can really have a positive impact on the environment if we all make an effort. Water – Don’t […]

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Reasons Why Everybody Should Recycle Greywater

What is greywater ? Any washwater that has been used in the home, except water from toilets, is called greywater . Dish, shower, sink, and laundry water comprise 50-80% of residential “waste” water. This may be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation. (This is the definition common in Europe and Australia. Some jurisdictions in […]

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South Africa’s potable water use can be reduced by 25%

Consulting engineering company SRK reports that with careful planning and research, potable water use in South Africa could be 
reduced by 25%. SRK principal hydrologist and partner, based at the company’s Johannesburg office Peter Shepherd, says that it is estimated that industry uses about 27% of South Africa’s current demand for potable water. He adds […]

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