South Africans nationwide are joining the waste-free movement to clean up our beaches and rivers this September.
Coastal Cleanups are taking place in Kwa-Zulu Natal in Port Shepstone, Durban and Richard’s Bay as well as in the Eastern Cape in Port Elizabeth and East London, and at Muizenberg beach in the Western Cape. And it doesn’t end with our coastline. Inland cleanups include Grabouw, Soweto, Mamelodi, and Soshanguve, with the biggest clean-up day taking place on 15th September (International Coastal Cleanup Day).
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“We want to change the behaviour of everyone who consumes our products, so they can understand that if something can be recycled, it should be recycled, and how they can do this and where. We’re doing this by educating and informing consumers about adopting environmentally responsible waste management habits and encouraging visible recycling to help protect our coastlines”, says Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications for
About International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)
ICC on 15 September was started over 30 years ago by Ocean Conservancy and has since mobilised millions of people to participate in the world's largest volunteer effort to help clean our oceans and waterways. Since 1995, The
About Clean-up and Recycle Week
Clean-up and Recycle SA Week is an annual initiative by the local plastics industry, supported and endorsed by the various packaging and retail streams and retailers. Each year, close to 120 000 volunteers participate in these cleanup activities that take place along roadsides, rivers, schools, residential and illegal dumping areas. The initiative is supported by provincial governments, local municipalities, environmental organisations, businesses, schools and communities.
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About Global Citizen
Global Citizen is a global advocacy organisation that aims to end extreme poverty by 2030. This year, they are organising a celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
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