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Great water savings with eWasha water-recycling system

Based on its operations, it is a priority for car rental company Europcar to assess its organisational activities and identify areas where its environmental impact could be reduced, says Europcar CEO Dawn Nathan-Jones. As a result, the company has invested in the eWasha water- recycling system and has had massive savings since implementing the first […]

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Domestic water recycling in Israel should be encouraged

While boasting high wastewater treatment, a thriving desalination industry, Israel lacks in decentralized systems. While Israel’s authorities allow almost no decentralized water systems, experts stressed that there would be a place for such structures – particularly greywater recycling mechanisms – in the country’s future, at a conference in the Negev last week.

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NASA: Final Space Mission to Recycle Urine Into Water

NASA’s final space shuttle mission, which launched on 8 July, will carry out a most unusual recycling experiment: Can you recycle urine into drinkable water with no power source in space? For several years, astronauts at the International Space Station have been drinking from a machine that converts urine into water, but the machine consumes […]

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How to install a water-saving showerhead

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to decrease bathing-related water use, and its WaterSense standards for showerheads will call for flow rates below the current federal limit of 2.5 gallons per minute. The challenge for manufacturers is to meet that standard without affecting shower feel, since an anemic flow can result in longer shower times […]

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Water Saving Tips for your Swimming Pool

You can save precious water with a few simple steps… around your pool(A republication of a very popular www.rainharvest.co.za 2010 post) Use a pool cover. It will reduce water loss due to normal evaporation. The cover can also reduce heating bills by preventing night heat loss and will save on chemicals too. Pool covers come […]

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How Green Dialysis Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives per year

Understanding how processes and systems act on one another is key to sustainable living. Sustainability means living without externalities – because everything we do, as individuals, organisations or companies has a cost and an environmental impact. There is a clear parallel with healthcare- which requires a deep understanding of how processes and systems act on […]

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How IBM, Intel and SAP Confront Corporate Water Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Current water constraints and looming threats of shortage and decaying infrastructure are basic facts of business life that few companies have fully absorbed, according to the Artemis Project. To provide a reality check on the state of water and business, the Artemis Project — a consulting firm based in San Francisco […]

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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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SA companies have no water policies

Cape Town – South Africa is one of the 30 driest countries in the world, but relatively few local companies have a formal management plan in place to tackle water-related issues. This is among the results of field research contained in the latest edition of The Environmental Handbook: A Guide to Green Business in South […]

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