COMBATTING COASTAL POLLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY
Coastal pollution is a global challenge. In an effort to combat this, many took to beaches all around the world on Saturday the 17th of September 2022 for International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day. Our team at The Zero Waste Foundation, supported by Don’t Waste, partnered with Pick ‘n Pay People ‘n Planet, Krispy Kreme, WESSA, and The Mountain Crew to clean up two South African beaches.
The battle with coastal pollution on International Coastal Clean-Up Day 2022 connected teams on both the West and East Coasts of South Africa. They arrived at beaches on opposite sides of the country with a common goal: trash free coastlines. The theme announced by Ocean Conservancy this year was “Fighting for Trash Free Seas”. Our teams fought on two fronts and came out victorious on both.
CLEANING UP CAMPS BAY COASTAL POLLUTION
Cape Town participants aided in mitigating coastal pollution by removing 39 bags of trash from Camps Bay Beach. The weight of the trash collected and removed totalled approximately 350kg.
CLEANING UP COASTAL POLLUTION AT TREASURE BEACH KZN
Durban has been fighting its own battle with marine and coastal pollution recently. The clean-up participants did not shy away and were able to collect 53 bags of trash from Treasure Beach. This converted into 7 wheelie bins and a total weight of 280kg with just over 19kg that was still in recyclable condition.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT: PARTNER WITH US ON REDUCING COASTAL POLLUTION
Protecting our coastlines from coastal pollution is important, not only for International Coastal Clean-Up Day, but every day of the year. The Zero Waste Foundation has a mandate to organise and facilitate clean-up initiatives in order to safeguard and protect our environment. The foundation recognises the importance of working together with businesses, organisations, communities and citizens from all walks of life to facilitate clean-ups and promote public recycling.
We welcome partnership opportunities to grow and expand our impact. Get in touch via email or visit Zero Waste Foundation Website for more information on how to get involved.