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How to start your plastic-free journey

Here at spaZa, we believe in transparency so we’re going to keep it real - the biggest challenge in going plastic-free is going plastic-free. While you can understand the issue, commit to the cause and start making changes, you will inevitably find plastic creeping into your home and your trash at an alarming rate. That’s just the sad reality of the world we live in. But just because the omnipresence of plastic can make the journey difficult, it isn’t impossible! This guide is not meant to overwhelm you but simply to show you that living plastic-free is a possibility. It just requires a bit of extra planning and some effort. Remember that the goal is progress, not perfection. So do your best,...

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Go Green: The definitive guide to Sustainable Travel

It’s inevitable - if you are lucky enough to travel, you’re going to leave a charcoal smudge in your wake. And while planes may spew carbon emissions and plastic bottles may be the general order of the day, you shouldn’t let the guilt dampen your vacation. By being mindful and making simple choices to lighten the blemish on Mother Earth, you can lift the remorse and incorporate a few eco-conscious practices into your life in the process. After all, green travel is not a passing trend, it’s a portable lifestyle choice.  But what exactly is green travel and where does one even begin?  Green travel (or sustainable travel) is all about creating a positive effect on the communities that you visit...

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Recycling 101 - It doesn't have to be confusing

Refuse, reuse, reduce, recycle!When you cannot refuse, reuse or reduce - then you should try your best to recycle. Recycling can sometimes be a confusing process. What can be recycled? Do I need to rinse my recyclables? Is there a recycling service in my area? We have done the research and have compiled an easy to use recycling guide - because doing the right thing should be simple! ------------------------ Is there a recycling collection service in my area?Most cities and metropoles in South Africa have residential recycling services available. Here are some of our favourite recycling services below: Regenize Recycling - Recycle via an innovative mobile app that rewards you for your recycling efforts. Find out more at www.regenize.co.za  Abundance Recycling -  Cape Town and surrounds. Find out...

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