Engen clean-up grows to 20 beaches

2011-03-15 00:00

SCOTTBURGH has joined the list of beaches to benefit from the Engen Beach Clean-up project due to take place over the Human Rights Day long weekend.

The 2011 operation will follow the recipe of the successful December beach clean-up campaign.

During this weekend initiative, teams of unemployed people will be contracted to clean up selected beaches.

The clean-up team will divide into supervised crews of 10 members and each will be assigned a beachfront to clean.

Clean-up crews are have to tackle the same level of wanton pollution and litter as they did in December, including cigarette ends, bottles, take-away packaging, paper plates and plastic items.

They have also been tasked with cleaning up walkways and roads of sand to ensure better accessibility to the beaches.

The project aims to create awareness around littering and pollution and encourages people to reduce their waste drastically.

Engen’s first beach clean-up in 2009 targeted 10 beaches in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

This was increased to 18 in 2010 with the addition of the Eastern Cape, resulting in the removal of 36 418 black bags of litter.

For the March 2011 campaign, the number of beaches has increased yet again to 20.

— Witness Reporter.

Participating beaches in KZN:

Port Edward

Scottburgh

Anstey’s

Ballito – Salt Rock

Richards Bay – Alkanstrand.

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