Campaign cleans Africa

2018-07-11 06:01

The Shoprite Group announced it will embark on Africa’s biggest environmental clean-up campaign across nine countries from Saturday (14/07) to Wednesday (18/07).

The group hopes to involve over 6 000 people in nine countries to participate in almost 500 events to remove waste in communities.

The cleaning campaign coincides with the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy notable with hisbirthday on 18 July.

It would have been his 100th birthday.The former statesman would h celebrate 100 if still alive.

The retail entity hopes to launch a movement of citizens who act for change by cleaning and maintaining public areas through the clean-up drive.

“Plastic waste is putting the environment under considerable pressure. The equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic is being dumped into our oceans every minute,” said Stefan Gouws, divisional manager.

“Furthermore, South Africa risks running out of landfill space over the next couple of years. Recycling is therefore central to this initiative and clean-up organisers are encouraged to partner with local recyclers or waste pickers to ensure that most of what is collected, gets recycled.

“With this focus, the retailer aims to highlight the business opportunities made available through the recycling of paper, glass, plastic and other material.”

Bloemfontein has been the focal point of the group’s campaign in the Free State, following a series of projects to clean up the city’s CBD since March this year.

Anybody can join via the website www.actforchange.africa, which the group developed in partnership with Brownie Points, a volunteerism organisation.

The digital platform enables users to create their own clean-up projects or join an existing one in their area.

It also contains information about the nearest recycler or waste management company.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.