Posted by admin on March 12, 2015
The rapid growth of Durban North’s industrial suburbs and property values
Over the last 10 years the industrial nodes along Durban’s north axis have emerged as the city’s premium industrial areas. North Durban ticks all the boxes for companies looking for warehousing facilities, distribution centres and container yards. The area has natural advantages – good connectivity as the recently upgraded R102, and the N2 flow through it coupled with a huge labour base in nearby areas of KwaMashu and Phoenix. In addition, the north industrial suburbs lie within 25km radius of both the new King Shaka International Airport and the port and container terminals at Bayhead.
Posted by admin on December 11, 2014
Inside nearly every household's garage or kitchen sink cupboard lurks harmful substances like old paint cans, used motor oil, garden pesticides and weed killers, used batteries, old computers or electronics, harsh cleaning chemicals, or pest killers.
Posted by admin on December 9, 2014
Wait for a full load
Don't turn on the washing machine or dishwasher until it's full. Each washing cycle uses more than 25 gallons of water; make sure that every drop counts.
Posted by admin on December 4, 2014
Use durable goods:
Ditch disposable razors for reusable ones. Swap plastic cups and paper plates for ceramic ones. Choose reusable food containers over plastic wrap. Choose rechargeable batteries over the conventional single-use kind.
Posted by admin on December 2, 2014
Plant an edible garden:
Grow your own salad greens, veggies, and herbs. A garden can help reduce soil erosion and reduce air pollution. Aim to plant a plot that doesn't use a lot of water and tend your garden without using toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Instead, purchase organic and earth-friendly garden products at your garden store.
Posted by admin on November 27, 2014
Choose non-toxic cleaners:
Find eco-friendly alternatives to harsh chemical cleaners, which can cause health problems and pollute the environment as well. Several brands of non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products are available at both natural grocery shops and chain stores. Or make your own: Baking soda is a cheap and effective all-purpose cleaner, scourer, polisher, and fungicide. Switch to natural disinfectants such as tea tree oil or citrus oils. Try borax and white vinegar as a toilet bowl cleaner.
Posted by admin on November 25, 2014
The number one way to combat indoor air pollution is to never let anyone smoke in your home. It has been said that the second hand smoke can cause cancer. By banning smoking in the house you always have a clean smelling home and there are no harmful toxins floating around in your home.
Posted by admin on November 20, 2014
Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs:
These bulbs - now available to fit many light fixtures - use just a quarter of the electricity of regular incandescent bulbs. Plus, they last up to 10 times longer.
Turn off the lights:
When you exit a room remember to switch off the lights. If you are willing to spend an extra bit of cash to help you with this, you can always install movement sensors – If you enter a room the lights will turn on and when no movement is detected the lights will turn off. Another way to save energy is to install timers for all your lights – No more worrying about leaving lights on. Once the timer has been installed and set to a specific time, the lights will be switched on / off automatically.