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Goodyear Goes Green

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 15 February 2010

In just two months, Goodyear South Africa has managed to save 5,6 million litres of water – the amount 180 houses would use in a month – through an intensive, ongoing recycling initiative.

While water restrictions do not yet apply to industry, the tyre firm is trying to save where it can, in light of the Eastern Cape’s critical water shortage.

Utilities manager Douglas North said last week that the Uitenhage plant had adopted a three-fold approach to saving water. It recycled waste water from its boiler house, collected and reused water run-off, and ensured steam condensate from various production processes did not go to waste.

The recovered water was either redirected through a newly-installed, separate plumbing system to the plants’ toilets or used as makeup water for cooling machinery. The firm had also installed numerous water meters to monitor water usage – and further reduce consumption where it could. Continue reading Goodyear Goes Green

Zero Waste Hout Bay

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems 01 January 2010

Hout Bay, a suburb of Greater Cape Town, has adopted a policy of ‘Zero Waste’, and intends to become the first suburb in South Africa to achieve zero waste to landfill.

Hout Bay, Cape Town

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