February 22, 2018

Latest:

The South African Landscapers Institute’s (SALI) Vision for the Next Term. -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Biophilic” Environments & Why Amazon Filled Its New Office With 40,000 Plants -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No Carbon Footprint! “The World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Cities Cannot be Resilient Without Intergrating Healthy Wetlands in Their Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plans for ILASA 2018 -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Net Zero Awarded to Johannesburg’s 78 Corlett Drive -

Friday, February 2, 2018

WeTheCity -

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Greenroof Project Watch: Casa Vallarta -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Design indaba Conference 2018 21st -23th February -

Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 IPPS Southern Africa 21st Annual Conference 6 March 2018 – 9 March 2018 -

Friday, January 26, 2018

The drones that plant trees and deliver profits -

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SANA Bursaries and Training: A Career in Horticulture -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Project watch: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Award winning young architects pave the way to the future   -

Friday, January 19, 2018

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

Friday, January 12, 2018

There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

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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