The air in Apapa, an industrial hub in Nigeria’s bustling commercial capital of Lagos, hums with the sound of diesel generators powering massive factories. In Apapa, as in most places in Nigeria, a failing national power supply means generators are a part of life.
In an effort to green up their act, Apple has converted all of its data centres to clean energy. In North Carolina this means 55 000 solar panels which now power Apple’s iCloud.
Cows farts are rich in methane gas, a greenhouse gas and a fuel source. But trying to trap those farts is not an easy task, until now!
Dr. Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011) was an environmentalist, women’s rights advocate, social justice activist, founder of The Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
Waste should rarely go to waste. You might upcycle, recycle and donate at an impressive speed, but did you know that trash can be transformed into electricity, such a biogas? No, you’re not reading a sci-fi movie script idea!
Global fuel giant Total has expressed its commitment to investment in South Africa, and has unveiled the first of its new chain of sustainable service stations around the country and the region.
July 2011 saw Coca-Cola company Valpré open doors to one of the greenest manufacturing plants to ever hit South African soil. Located near a high quality water source southeast of Johannesburg in a town called Heidelberg.
The environmental friendliness of packaging is a big topic at the moment. We as consumers are becoming more conscious of packaging’s impact and how it can be the cause of irreparable damage to the environment, such as congesting the oceans or taking thousands of years to decompose.
Fossil fuels, oil and the energy-intensive nature of petrol production means that many countries are focusing on biofuel production. While South Africa seems to have the policies and plans in place, commercial biofuel production hasn’t materialised yet.
Over a million litres of vegetable cooking oil used by the Spur Corporation across three of its restaurant operations in the Western Cape, have been converted to biodiesel to power a range of fishing vessels, trucks and mining equipment.