April 19, 2018

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

ILASA Conference on the 13 & 14 August 2018, Drakensberg -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Living Building Challenge – A reality for South Africa? -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GBCSA Opinion Piece – Cape Town Water -

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Revealed: Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street next year -

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cape Town’s Day Zero threat to change landscaping habits? -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SALI rejects proposals to ‘list’ Cynodon dactylon -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Friday, March 16, 2018

A look at Sol Kerzner’s new ultra-luxury estate in Cape Town -

Friday, March 16, 2018

Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town -

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sustainable construction is integral to superior design at 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE -

Monday, March 12, 2018

100 new parks in 100 days for Durban -

Friday, March 2, 2018

Restoring Land, Growing Prosperity: Richmond Park, Cape Town New Development -

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Corobrik’s Graphite pavers add to the modern Menlyn Learning Hub -

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Marcus Evans – Reimagining the Idea of a City to Enhance Liveability -

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Landscaping for Wetlands: What is World Wetlands Day all about -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sudpave, South Africa’s First Locally Manufactured Permeable Paving Grid! -

Friday, February 23, 2018

Reliance and City of Cape Town celebrate a major milestone in the war against waste in the Western Cape

Reliance, the leading certified organic compost provider in South Africa, who in collaboration with the City of Cape Town, reached a major milestone recently. In the war against waste, it achieved the diversion of 20 MILLION cubic metres of garden refuse from landfill – making the Western Cape the first province in South Africa to achieve this status.

Reliance was awarded it’s first City of Cape Town contract to shred green garden refuse collected from the city’s drop-off facilities and landfills in 2001. It has been taking care of the City’s green waste ever since, by up-cycling garden-waste to compost and putting millions of tons of organic compost back into the depleted soil of the Western Cape and beyond, resulting in valuable cost savings for the City, while reducing carbon emissions,  saving landfill space and improving soil health. An all-win effort.

At this point, the City’s solid waste landfill sites are filling up rapidly and as predicted, in the near future, waste will need to be transported to sites outside of the municipal boundaries at a significant cost.  Another alternative would be to develop waste minimization facilities, and these will come with substantial land requirements.  In the light of this, Reliance’s mission of ZERO organic waste to landfill is in line with the City’s vision,  and is easily the most economical solution. The company is constantly researching and investigating new ways of dealing with organic waste in a bid to find solutions to the challenge of dealing with an ever growing waste stream.

Eddie Redelinghuys, Founder of Reliance Compost is a firm believer that living soils, alive with microbial activity and rich in organic matter, can feed plants that can in turn feed people and animals. He added that much of the organic waste being landfilled could also supply energy to be used as fuel. He has dedicated 2018 at Reliance Compost to replenish and rehabilitate the soils in and around South Africa through the different initiatives and projects they are involved in and has invited local communities to join the compost challenge for the future of our environment.

The company’s mission is to Grow Greener Generations, and it does this by getting involved in the community, through sponsorships, tree-planting projects and developing communal food gardens.  No surprise either that much of the company’s income is ploughed back into the community to build sustainable environments.

If you are not part of the SOILution, you are part of the problem.

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