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May 2020

How to be hygienic AND environmentally friendly

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Hygiene practices have never been more front and centre than they are right now, as we battle COVID-19 armed with not much more than good hand hygiene and social distancing in the fight against...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
July 2019

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo … into which stall shall I go?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the weekend and you’re at your local shopping mall for a spot of retail therapy when nature calls. You find the nearest public bathroom and head inside, but which cubicle do you choose? Do...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
June 2019

UPDATE: The dangers of harsh chemicals, and why we clean with bacteria

Written by Nathalie Leblond

People are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that harsh cleaning chemicals can have on both the environment and on one’s health.

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2019

A world without water: 5 things I learned when Cape Town lived on the edge

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the start of May in Cape Town and I’m writing this whilst looking out of a rain-spattered window. Born in June, as a child I used to resent the fact that every year - without fail - I had a...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
April 2019

Greywater: Rules of Thumb

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The Western Cape is still in the midst of a serious drought, and despite water restrictions having been lifted from Level 6B to a more manageable Level 3, residents cannot afford to go back to...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
September 2018

Why we celebrate Arbor month - part 2: the physical and psychological benefits of interior plants

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In part 1 of our Arbor month blog post we took a look at why we celebrate Arbor month and the environmental benefits that indoor plants provide, specifically with regard to improved air quality....

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

5 ways the water shortage is affecting hygiene in the Eastern Cape [update]

Written by Lemay Rogers

Much like the well documented water crisis in Cape Town, the Eastern Cape has been experiencing worsening water shortages as dam levels across the province drop drastically, with the dam supplying...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Why do we celebrate Arbor month: part 1

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 1st of September is Arbor day, and in South Africa the first week of September is designated National Arbor Week, a week in which individuals are encouraged to plant trees and consider the...

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Environment and Green Hygiene

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