Renewable Energy
Solar Power
Wind Power
Biomass / Landfill
Hydro Electric power
Wave Power
Water
Rain Water Harvesting
Household Water Pollution
Constructed Wetlands & Reed beds
Perma-Culture in the Garden
Why Organic Gardening?
Vermicompost
Think Indigenous!
Waste
Why Recycle?
Recycling Agricultural Waste
Transport
Organic Lifestyle
Food
Interior
Household Products
Household Cosmetics
Entertainment

 





It’s tough to address the issue when South Africa has so many pressing issues; to attend to, however ignoring this problem will only increase the health situation, as most tropical diseases are directly linked to sanitary and hygiene standards. Without government commitment, stringent rules and regulations, the tendency in big cities is to dispose of their waste as quickly and conveniently as possible. There is defiantly a strong need for Environmental Education in Schools and to the general public by Government.



Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air (from incineration) and water (from landfilling) pollution by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling is a key component of modern waste management and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy.

Recyclable materials include glass, paper, metals, textiles, electronics (cell phones, computers) and plastics. Though similar, the composting of biodegradable waste – such as food or garden waste – is not typically considered recycling. These materials are brought to a collection centre or picked-up from the curbside; and sorted, cleaned and reprocessed into new products bound for manufacturing.