Thousands of volunteers, numerous volunteer organizations and umpteen kilograms of garbage removed from beaches around South Africa signaled another successful annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, coordinated by Plastics|SA, Ocean Conservancy, KZN Wildlife and other strategic partners on Saturday, 20 September 2014.
Director of Sustainability at Plastics|SA and Chairman of the National Recycling Forum (NRF), Douw Steyn, said this year’s turnout proves that residents, businesses and civic organizations are dedicated to ensuring trash free beaches and oceans for future generations.
“More groups participated and adopted beaches to clean than any previous year. We were blessed with good weather on the day, and the mobilisation efforts around the country exceeded our expectations. We are thankful to all who sacrificed their day for the betterment of the nation,” Steyn said.
Download the reports on these coastal cleanups
PLASTICS|SA wins Corporate Excellence Award for Cleanup commitment in KwaZulu Natal
We are very proud to announce that Plastics|SA’s Sustainability Team was awarded the Corporate External Award at the recent Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Old Mutual Excellence Awards 2014.
Plastics|SA was commended on its 18 years of sustained assistance as the Project Manager and main sponsor of the KZN International Coastal Cleanup. Our contribution included more than 400 000 cleanup bags, financial support for 50 years of turtle research (2013) and the sponsorship of a boat for cleanups at the Durban Mangroves.