DURBAN HOSTS SIXTH SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXHIBITION
By: Sonia Hendricks
The Durban Exhibition Centre hosted the 2015 Sustainable Living Exhibition and Botsoc Plant Fair over the weekend.
The eThekwini Municipality Mayor Councillor James Nxumalo said, “It is indeed a proud moment for our municipality as we opened doors to the sixth Sustainable Living Exhibition
to share ideas and information to make a difference to the planet.”
More than 280 exhibitors showcased their services and displayed just how easy it is to live a green lifestyle.
PlasticSA showed a detail guide on how to recycle plastic as it is harmful to the environment.
With parts of eThekwini and Kwa-Zulu Natal in drought and load-shedding across the country, this exhibition was a must see event for all those seeking solutions.
Water conservation solutions were shown alongside with solar powered items.
Exhibitors showed off some innovations to inspire people to live sustainable lifestyles.
Hundreds of indigenous and water wise plants were on sale at the exhibition, and botanical garden experts were also on hand to give one on one advice to those seeking it.
The Durban University of Technology also played a role in the exhibition by showing of some of their fashion designing student’s creative yet sustainable garments in a fashion show.
Audiences were mesmerised at the garments made.
Nishen Pather said, “The garments were amazing, so eco-friendly and creative, hats off to the designers.”
The South African National Blood Service was also at the exhibition collecting blood from those who wish to donate.
More than 3000 people attended the exhibition over the weekend.
Many were impressed with how much they had learnt at the exhibition.