Tips for living 'green'

  • Recycle everything you can, using Wastemart's free and convenient weekly service.

  • Buy local. Local is lekker because it saves on transport costs, and also supports local businesses.

  • Switch to a solar geyser and a solar power system.

  • Compost your kitchen and garden waste as home - your garden will thank you!

  • Trying using your home-made compost to grow a few veggies. Home-grown means less transport and chemicals, plus home-grown veggies are packed with vitamins because you can pick just before you eat.

  • Eat less beef and dairy. Go meat and diary free for one (more) meal - great fro a healthy heart and your wallet.

  • If you drive a car, plan your trips and lift share to reduce how much fuel you use.

  • Choose earth friendly cleaning products for the house - try using vinegar, lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda instead of harsh chemicals.

  • Save water - flush less, time your showers, and save and re-use grey water to flush toilets and water plants. This saves water and money, can can give you a bit of a work out too.

  • Plant a tree in your garden or in the neighbourhood, or grow trees as houseplants if you live in an apartment. Trees and plants take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and make our living spaces more beautiful.

Remember that any used face masks and gloves go into your black bag as general non-recyclable waste.