Locals are coming together to stop the polluting of rivers and canals in Cape Town by creating a petition to punish litterbugs more harshly, with the aim to reach 10 000 signatures.
These natural areas are the city’s lifeblood and Capetonians feel it should be a criminal offence to use these fragile ecosystems as cheap and convenient waste disposal systems.
Every year during heavy rains, tons of plastic, dead animals, TVs, and hazardous medical waste wash down the river and into our oceans because of illegal dumping.
Eight citizen-led groups have been doing regular cleanups along the Mother City’s river.
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