Each year, thousands of kilograms of almost every imaginable type of waste is removed along the world’s shorelines. South Africa is recognized as one of the leading participants in this clean-up initiative.
This year, Plastics|SA will once again be coordinating beach clean-ups, as well as similar clean-up initiatives at rivers, streams and water sources inland (visit www.cleanup-sa.co.za for more information).
People are encouraged to give two hours of their time on that Saturday to help clean our country’s water sources and beaches.
“Mother Nature supplies us with the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. If our environment isn’t clean and healthy, neither are we. We therefor urge all South Africans to clean up the environment in order to give future generations a hope of a sustainable future. The local plastics industry has set itself a vision of sending Zero Plastics to Landfill by the year 2030. We need everybody’s help in reaching this target,” explains Douw Steyn, Director of Sustainability at Plastics|SA.