Tag: greenhouse gas
Here's what recycling does for the environment, the economy, and the manufacturing industries.
Recycling helps reduce energy used during manufacturing, freeing it up to be used for other purposes such as lighting and heating.
It's surprising how easy it is to live sustainably; here are tips to go green at home, work, school, on the road and in your community.
A number of companies around the country make it simple to recycle plastics, paper, glass and even building materials. Here's a guide to recycling across South Africa.
The idea is simple: save land by sending as little rubbish to solid waste landfills as possible. As more people consume more things, more waste is generated. This means more land needs to be given over to containing rubbish – land that could have been used for agriculture or housing, for example.
Recycling is all the rage if you're a committed greenie; but there are important dos and don'ts you need to know to separate and recycle your rubbish properly.
Climate change need not spell disaster for Africa, a panel of experts agrees. But to mitigate its effects, strong enforcement of laws needs to be put in place, and urban planning needs to be modernised and include urban green planning. Trees must be planted and open spaces preserved.
National governments may be dithering, but the leaders of some of the world's megacities are proving that concrete action can be taken to prevent catastrophic climate change. The C40 Cities' latest Climate Action in Megacities report stacks up exactly what has been done.
The fifth C40 Cities Mayors Summit will take place in Johannesburg this month. It's a good time to look at the measures the city is taking to combat the effects of changing weather patterns. It is among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in South Africa, but it is working to rebalance this legacy.
Economic stability is seeing South African cities making huge investments in transport infrastructure. The move will see commuters’ costs go down, while their access to urban jobs and inner city suburbs improve.