Recycling taught in Ashdown

2015-09-24 06:00
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Duct’s Kholosa Magudu explains about the importance of keeping rivers clean.

PHOTOs: nompendulo ngubane Duct’s Kholosa Magudu explains about the importance of keeping rivers clean.

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AS part of celebrating Recycling Day and creating awareness for pupils and the community, Duzi UMngeni Conservation Trust (Duct), Wildlands and other stakeholders hosted a clean-up in Ashdown on Friday.

This was part of ensuring that people understand how they must treat rivers and bridges.

Neighbouring schools and communities gave a hand in cleaning the river in Ashdown.

Ward councillor Dumisani Phungula was among the people at the clean-up.

Phungula said the cleaning campaign was aimed at creating awareness, especially among young people.

“We are in a phase where we are dealing with a crisis. Rivers and other water resources need to be taken care of. Educational events such as this one are currently in demand. People need to know they have to keep rivers and bridges clean at all times.

“We want cleanliness to sink in their minds in such a way that they don’t pass a piece of paper along a river or road. We need to instil that knowledge in our youngsters and by doing so we will be investing knowledge in our future leaders,” said Phungula.

Duct presented a stage play about recycling and how it works.

Kholosa Magudu from Duct said the play was aimed at educating and entertaining the pupils and taught them about the importance of keeping rivers clean and explained about animals who live in them.

“It is important to make people aware of what is good and bad for their rivers. There are animals that are an indication that the river is clean, others indicate how dirty the river is.

“I shared that knowledge with them so they understand the importance of not seeing a river or a bridge as a dumping­ site,” said Magudu

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