Jules Newton

Can Quality Charcoal be produced in Informal Contexts?

The short answer, surprisingly, is Yes. The Avocado Vision and Inhlabathi teams have spent a lot of time studying the very successful charcoal producing models in Namibia, who have managed to deliver 120 000tons of FSC certified charcoal into European markets. Most of what sells overseas is Restaurant and Barbeque grade at decent prices. The …

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Green Artisan FSC Charcoal produced by small businesses across South Africa

Charcoal is a widely consumed product with a well-established global market, reporting activity of $5.88bn in 2018 (PS Market Research). In light of the growing worldwide climate change response global demand has shifted toward ‘cleaner’ charcoal products, specifically avoiding production based on tropical rainforest hardwoods. As a result, the demand for sustainably sourced FSC accredited …

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To the untrained eye, this is a magical morning in nature…

But actually – what you’re looking at is the scene of terrible environmental devastation happening in front of our eyes! On the lower Breede river in the Western Cape you will find kilometre after kilometre of enormous old Eucalyptus trees which are literally sucking up water from the river to the tune of millions of …

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