Category Archives: WHAT’S HAPPENING

Plastic vs. Paper shopping bags – make the switch

Paper bags cost R2 – and plastic bags cost 50 cents – However – a paper bag’s volume is 3 times larger than a plastic bag – so it is equivalent to 70 cents for a paper bag. Please consider … Continue reading

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What one person can do – inspirational!

  Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association asks you to become a member for the cost of a loaf of bread a month – or R100 per year for individuals, and R500 per year for corporates. Our Association in its small way … Continue reading

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INCONSIDERATE – dumping again at recycling centre!

No matter how may signs we erect stating “THIS IS NOT A DUMP SITE” there will be those who abuse the centre. Enough said.

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PLASTIC – where, why, when, what, how – – – CORRECTION IN PARA. 4

WHERE:┬áThe Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association has as one of its projects a recycling drop-off centre. The pickup & collection from our site of plastic by Mondi, now Impact, and later Remade, has been intermittent and sporadic over the last decade … Continue reading

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ARBOUR MONTH – tree planting

Thanks to Gill Noyce who donated two Umdoni [Syzygium cordatum] trees, also known as the Waterberry tree. Thanks to Eunice Barendse who delivered the trees plus two bags of compost to the park in Elizabeth road which Keep Hillcrest Beautiful … Continue reading

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“Orange bags” saga

The initiative by eThekwini municipality in 2015 for homeowners to recycle paper using the “orange bag” is to be commended. However the whole initiative has apparently been brought to nought through alleged corruption and mismanagement. A headline in the Mercury … Continue reading

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The scourge of single use plastic

The statistics are horrifying and every day there is reporting in the press, magazines, television and documentaries of the danger to the environment of plastic. No one can say they are unaware of the problem. It is very encouraging that … Continue reading

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