Michael Baretta and Camilla Howard received a warm welcome at their Kosi Bay destination following seven months trekking across and cleaning South Africa’s shoreline. They collected 7 155kg of litter, and educated locals along the way about the importance of looking after the environment.
My thanks go out to all the people who’ve cared about, assisted, contemplated and appreciated whales in general. Also to those who’ve had the sensitivity to wonder what the whales want or need – taking a moment to pause automatic human-doing and instead wish to know the animals’ wishes.
The City of Cape Town kicks off its summer season readiness with the launch of the Blue Flag Season and Beach Festival in Muizenberg.
The world’s largest annual volunteer effort for ocean health, the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC), will once again take place this year on Saturday, 15 September. Volunteers from all walks of life will hit the country’s beaches in an effort to keep our country’s beaches beautiful and litter free.
With spring in the air, it's time to spring into action, spring cleaning not only your homes but our environment as well!
Four people, including a six-year-old girl, have been confirmed dead after the Atlantic Ocean charged into Lagos, Nigeria's Kuramo beach on Saturday.
September is traditionally the month in which South Africans from all walks of life are encouraged to clean-up and recycle where they work, live or play.
Earth Day took place this past Sunday with community action and green beauties taking a stand to save our open spaces as citizens of Mother Earth.
The audited results of this year’s International Coastal Clean-Up Day, which took place on 17 September 2011, show that plastic litter continues to be a problem on South Africa’s beaches.
With Summer nearing, Capetonians can once again look forward to lounging on the iconic beaches that stretch around the peninsula.
Spring is in the air and South Africans are starting to emerge from their homes after a long and cold winter.
Each year, three times as much rubbish is dumped into the world's oceans as the weight of fish caught. In 1996 120 million tons of fish were caught, meaning around 400 million tons of rubbish is dumped in the oceans annually.
Once a year the Surfrider Foundation Europe launches clean-up weekends at lakes, rivers and beaches to raise awareness about pollution and littering.
Children from various schools around the Cape Peninsula demonstrated their global commitment to sustainable packaging, water stewardship and ocean conservation when they gathered to pick up litter at Strandfontein Beach on Saturday, 12 September 2009. It was part of the 24th annual International Coastal Clean Up (ICC) which takes place globally on 19 September.
In 2004 Sir Robert Swan lead a team to the Antarctic, supported by Coca-Cola, where over 1000 tons of waste was collected from the icy landscape. Five years later, Peninsula Beverages, the Bottler of the Coca-Cola products in the Western Cape, continues to actively support projects that help clean up our planet. PenBev have partnered with the Environmental Action Group and put their efforts behind the Our School Cares Programme, an environmental clean up programme where school children are motivated and rewarded for cleaning up their own schools and communities.
Plastic bottle caps are the most collected items at beach clean-ups throughout the year, with increased food wrappers, plastic cutlery and drinking straws the other big monsters we need to fight.
'Is it possible for biodegradable packaging to really do a great disappearing act or is this just a load of landfill?' This was the big question that was thrashed out recently during the annual breakfast seminar by the Institute of Packaging's Western Cape region.
Milnerton beach is where you want to be with your kids and others from 11 Western Cape schools on the world's largest single-day volunteer effort to eradicate litter and debris from beaches, inland waterways and oceans.
South Africans of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to do their share to keep our country beautiful during Clean Up South Africa week which will take place from the 13th to the 18th of September 2010.
Over 200 school children from Khayalitshe collected nearly 100 bags of rubbish to transform stretches of Monwabisi Beach this weekend as part of the Our School Cares Programme. This is a Peninsula Beverages environmental initiative, in partnership with the Environmental Action Group. It is the third of eight beach and river clean ups for 2010.