WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 17 March


WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Lufthansa is now allowing unlimited use of electronics by its passengers.

*   SAA has received delivery of six A320 aircraft this year, benefiting the airline on African routes and in being more environmentally friendly.

*   TripAdvisor is once again under suspicion, with its China website causing concern about false reviews by prolific reviewers, a KwikChex analysis has found.

*   French air traffic controllers are reported to be on a 24 hour strike tomorrow, affecting air traffic across Europe.

*   Accolade Wines has redesigned the packaging of its Kumala brand, ‘most loved South African export wine’, made by Flagstone Winery’s Bruce Jack.

*   The Reliance organic compost company has generated 10 million cubic meters of garden refuse from landfill, working with the City of Cape Town, a first for the Western Cape  relative to all other provinces.  The company shreds green garden refuse from the City’s drop-off facilities and landfills, and has put 750000 tons of organic compost back into the soils of the province since it began operating 13 years ago.  ‘As one of only a few South African carbon neutral businesses, Reliance has had its composting technology approved as a Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction method according to the guidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is internationally recognized for its contribution to the green economy and is the only South African composting company to be registered with the United Nations‘.  Since it began operating, Reliance has prevented more than 500000 tons of CO² gas escaping into the atmosphere, thereby helping to prevent climate change.  The company is a member of the 110% Green Flagship project, an initiative of the Western Cape government, calling on companies to commit to the Green Economy. (received via media release from Reliance)

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Twitter: @WhaleCottage


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