Upcycling to make your business better

Guests ask: do you recycle?  Most tourism business owners in Cape Town have some level of awareness of the need to operate sustainably. The City of Cape Town sends regular messages encouraging residents and businesses to save water and electricity, and also provides information on how they can do this. The upshot of this is that many tourism businesses have the easy wins in place – most accommodation establishments are at least partially fitted with energy efficient lighting and are starting to think of resource efficiency when appliances need replacing. However, there’s less of an awareness of the need to […]

New city website for better disposal of waste

The City of Cape Town has a new web portal giving residents and businesses information on convenient recycling options based on their location. The website aims to make responsible waste management easier by providing information on: whether the City will collect recyclable waste from your address as part of Think Twice – the City-sponsored kerbside recyclable collection programme the location of the closest recyclables drop-off site or buy-back centre details of recycling collectors in their area The website is map-based, and you can either use your address or find your location on the map to determine if your area is serviced by Think Twice. If you are not in […]

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