Eccotopia Announces a New Location in Phokeng, South Africa to Test Growth of Megafolia Trees

Top Quote 40 hectare test site to evaluate water from mining operations. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 02, 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa -- Julian Moses, president of Symphony Trade and Investment 57 (PTY) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eccotopia Ltd. ( ), announced today that Eccotopia Ltd. has completed the necessary groundwork to start operations in 2013. Symphony Trade has secured a test location in Phokeng, South Africa. The initial location provides a test site of 40 hectares.

    The tribe on whose land the plot is located has agreed to provide both natural well water as well as acidic water from the mining operations in the area. This will allow Eccotopia ( ) to have a side by side demonstration of the growing effectiveness of the Megafolia trees that the company will be planting. Julian Moses stated that the major reason there has been keen interest in this project in South Africa is that the trees have a high tolerance for using acidic water.

    The following demonstrates the benefits of the Megafolia trees:
    1. Each tree removes 48 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year. (115,200 lbs. per acre per year)
    2. Each tree releases about 13 lbs. of oxygen per day. (31,200 lbs. per acre per day)
    3. Each acre of trees will scrub 13 tons of harmful CO2, gases and dust from the air per year.
    4. Each tree can absorb 24 gallons of wastewater per day. (57,600 gallons per acre per day.)

    Currently the Government is under tremendous political pressure to seek a solution to the wide spread problem with the massive amounts of acidic waste water that is produced in mining business in South Africa. Symphony Trade believes that the proposed joint venture with Pacific Tree and the Megafolia trees ( ) will provide proof of a solution to this major problem. Each mine is under political demand to address the problem of the massive amounts of acidic water produced each day in the mining industry.

    About Eccotopia:
    Eccotopia has developed a number of significant strategic alliances with environmental industry partners. We offer not only innovative, patented technologies of our own, but also an unmatched ability to provide experienced, objective third-party testing and evaluation of new technologies, as well as cutting-edge approaches to site remediation, decentralization, forestation programs and pollution control.

    We understand the dynamics of combining ecological and environmental improvements with industrialization and profitability. We have begun to explore linkages between ecology and economics, looking to create new kinds of partnerships and enterprise out of environmental protection and restoration initiatives. Eccotopia's principal commitments are to our partners and the environment.

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    Press & Media Contact:
    Richard Kruger
    Eccotopia Ltd
    Ground Floor, Liesebeek House
    Gloucester Road, River Park
    Mowbray, Cape Town 7700
    Republic of South Africa
    Tel: +27 11 881 5909
    Fax: +27 11 881 5611
    info ( @ ) eccotopia dot com

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