Did you know that Glass is one of the world’s most universal and sustainable materials? This is primarily due to its unique ability to be endlessly recycled and change its shape many times. I am passionate about being more eco-friendly, with recycling at the forefront of my quest. If you want to do your bit for the environment, then it is vital to know more about Glass Recycling. [Read more…]
Glass has always been my first choice when it comes to storage of both foodstuffs and drinks! It is not only functional but also aesthetically more pleasing. Seeing that it is Choose Glass Week (28 Sep – 02 Oct), I have decided to write a post about why glass… well…works. Over the years I have accumulated an impressive collection of Consol Glass jars and bottles. I use these for everything, from everyday food storage to decorative table displays. [Read more…]
Made by You & Cavendish
Last week I attended the launch of the Made by You & Cavendish Recycle Pop-Up Store in Cavendish square, in Claremont.
To give you a bit of background on this project – over the past three month Cavendish have been running a #cavendishcares project which focused on the WDC2014 theme “TODAY FOR TOMORROW – sustainable solutions for people and planet”. They tasked local green designers including Pitchulik, WREN & Give It Bag to create sustainable products utilizing the waste produced at Cavendish Square.
The challenge was to turn the waste into beautifully designed, functional and desirable recycled products, to in turn amplify the visibility of the Centre’s sustainable outlook. Through this initiative, titled ‘Made By You & Cavendish Square’ (MBY&C), the Centre’s shopping community, have in fact contributed to the creation of these products!
I thought I would share a few photo’s I took at the event, showcasing a few of the amazing products on offer. Remember Christmas is not far off, so this is the perfect opportunity to get your shopping started 😉
I would just like to mention that all the proceeds from sales from MBY&C go directly to the creators of the products and not to Cavendish Square, which I think is awesome!
At the launch we also got a how-to demonstration from Tsidi Ramofolo, from NEWCO designs, on DIY coaster making.
A project which really stood out for me, at the launch, is the Street Sleeper! The Street Sleeper Billboard to Bag concept, up-cycles disused PVC billboard from landfill, to create a survival sleeping bag. This project not only creates local employment but it provides people in need, with shelter from the elements. To find out more about this project or to gift a bag please visit the Street Sleeper Website.
The pop–up store will be operational for the month of October and is located in Col’Cacchio court on the Lower Ground Floor in Cavendish Square, operating from 10am – 5pm daily.
Image Source: Street Sleeper ~ Upcycle That, Top Image ~ Cavendish Square
Last week I introduced you to the new Consol Grip & Go bottle, it is a multi-purpose glass bottle and Consol’s solution to keeping water, freshly squeezed juices or milk drinks tasting exactly as they were intended – fresh and delicious.
Today I am happy to announce that I have three of these amazing bottles to giveaway, to three lucky Super Mom Blog readers! All you need to do to win a new Consol Grip & Go Bottle is show some Facebook love and Tweet about the giveaway! Enter via the simple Rafflecopter form below and you could be a winner! Please also tell us what you will be using your Grip & Go Bottle for!
- The Consol Grip & Go Giveaway will run from 1st November 2012, until the 12th November 2012. The winner/s will then be selected via the Rafflecopter form and announced on my blog and on Facebook. The winners will also be notified via email.
- Please leave a comment on this blog, below the post, stating that you have completed the above, along with your details in the comment section below this post (please use a valid email address). Your details will be used to validate your entry if you are selected as a winner.
- Conditions of entry: Anyone may enter this giveaway but please be advised that the various companies sponsoring prizes on Super Mom Blog, are based in South Africa and therefore prizes will only be shipped within South Africa. The prizes may not be exchanged for cash.
The bottles are available from the Consol outlets in Woodmead and Stellenbosch. For further stockists information please email [email protected]. For more information on other great Consol products click here to visit their website and you can also find Consol Glass on Facebook.
Consol Glass is one of my favourite household products. I particularly like the fact that glass, is the more eco-friendly option. Making it the more responsible choice especially, for everyday use. I have featured both their utility jars on the blog before as well as the amazing Solar Jar. Consol has recently launched a new product to the market, the Consol Grip and Go Bottle.
I loved this quote; it sums up exactly how I feel about the world around us!
“Going Green”, “Eco Living”, “Sustainable living” – no matter what you call it; we should all be doing our bit, to look after this beautiful planet we live on. There are so many ways that we can try and live sustainably, although most of it takes some time and effort. We as a family, are certainly not doing all we can on the “eco” front. We do recycle, we try and use mostly local organic produce, we use non-electric source – to heat our home but I am looking into other areas that we can improve on.
I found this amazing local website, “Liveeco”, which gives you great ideas on how you can “live green”. Simple things like adjusting the settings on your printer to save ink, dressing warmer indoors – so that you do not need heaters to generate heat, using organic beauty products that are not harmful to the environment: are but a few things we can endeavour to incorporate in our everyday lives. Click on the link above and have a look at the great concepts the site proposes.
So what are you doing to help save our planet and “live green”? The Earth is after all our children’s heritage.
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