This year, the annual Clean-Up and Recycle Week will be taking place from the 15th to the 20th of September, culminating in National Recycling Day on Friday, 19 September and the 29th International Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, 20 September.
Clean Up and Recycle Week enjoys the support and involvement of the National Recycling Forum (NRF), as well as all of the players in the packaging industry (including the glass, cans, paper and board, and oil converters and recyclers) as packaging leaders unite around the common goal of creating litter-free streets, rivers and beaches through mobilizing local communities to make a difference in their own neighbourhoods.
These events are also supported by Brand SA, KZN Wildlife, Tuffy Manufacturing, PicknPay, Garbie (ASTRAPAK) and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
National Recycling Day on Friday, 19 September 2013 encourages schools, businesses and communities to recycle. Although recycling has become second nature to many people, research shows that the majority of our population still doesn’t recycle as an everyday way of life.
“This is one day of the year that we are making an appeal to South Africans to consciously recycle their plastics, cans, glass, paper, cartons, oil and e-waste and in order to reduce the pressure on our country’s landfills. Support the recycling industry by taking your recyclables to a recycling facility near you (visit www.mywaste.co.za) or by separating your recyclables from your wet waste for curbside collection” suggests Douw Steyn, Director of Sustainability at Plastics|SA.