Clean Surf Project cleans up Cutting Beach

2017-11-08 06:01
Cutting Beach strewn with litter before the clean-up.

Cutting Beach strewn with litter before the clean-up.

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Clean Surf Project tackled the highly polluted Cutting Beach last Saturday.

“What a beautiful stretch of beach, but so much litter. It is simply incredible. We can be grateful that our beaches are kept in clean condition throughout the year,” said Sapphire Coast chairperson Romy Wenzel.

“We seriously need help regarding the area, which should be classified as a conservation area, seeing that there are so many rock pools and bird life. Fish Eagles were also spotted in this area. This stretch of coastline could also create a lot of employment and give the area an economic boost while creating­ a tourist attraction,” Wenzel said.

“A total of 132 bags were filled by eight volunteers with the local community who literally stared us in disbelief.

“It was unbelievable to witness that the average beach-goer, mainly performing religious rituals or fishing, did not seem to be disturbed about the plastic all over. It is far too easy to either step over the rubbish or almost sit between the mess,” Wenzel added.

She said there is plenty to be done about educating people on recycling, which should include children and adults as they are the ones who should lead by example.

“Unfortunately, it’s just a matter of time for the canal to wash down more and more litter with the next heavy rainfall to come,” Wenzel said.

For further information or to assist, follow Clean Surf Project on Facebook or contact Denzil van der Westhuizen on 082 802 3353.

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