Africa’s biggest cleanup

2018-07-11 06:00

GREYTOWN and Tugela Ferry stores will be taking part in the Shoprite Group’s biggest cleanup in Africa in which over 6 000 people in nine countries will be involved.

On Sunday, July 15, the Greytown staff will undertake a cleanup on the corner of Okes and Durban Streets at 10 am and at the same time Tugela Ferry staff will be doing a grand cleanup on Impafana Farm (portion 10).

This comprehensive cleanup movement is being launched by Shoprite to encourage citizens to be active and act for change by cleaning and keeping clean public areas.

Not only is plastic waste putting the environment under considerable pressure, South Africa also runs the risk of running out of landfill space over the next couple of years. Cleanup organisers are asked to partner with local recyclers or waste-pickers to ensure that most of what is collected is recycled.

The huge cleanup also acknowledges, in recognition of Mandela Day, his comment on how he dreamt: “...of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wilderness. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect the environment.”

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