10/05/2024

Beach Co-op Clean-up

At the end of last month, the Cape Town team dedicated an afternoon to volunteering by actively participating in a Dirty Dozen beach clean-up at Bloubergstrand Beach, in collaboration with The Beach Co-op.

This initiative focuses on tracking 12 commonly found plastic litter items along South Africa’s beaches. These items serve as significant indicators of consumer habits, particularly in terms of packaging for on-the-go food and beverages. The selection of these items aims to highlight the primary sources of plastic litter, including ocean vessels, land-based sources, and beach users.

By collecting this data, the goal is to pinpoint the origins of litter and advocate for changes in consumption and waste management practices.

During the clean-up, the team successfully removed a total of 9 kilograms of litter. Amidst the refreshing sea breeze, they passionately contributed to the protection and preservation of ocean health.

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