Trash bash at Monwabisi

2019-05-28 06:01
Khayelitsha residents came out in numbers during the clean up at Monwabisi Beach.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Khayelitsha residents came out in numbers during the clean up at Monwabisi Beach.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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Scores of Khayelitsha residents came out in support of the clean up that took place in Monwabisi beach on Saturday 25 May.

The clean up was organised by the Two Oceans Aquarium and was called the Trash Bash.

Resident Asavela Sizwenya described the clean up initiative as a good one because most people just litter everywhere on the beach.

She said she hoped that a lot of people could join the campaign so they can even take it to their communities.

Another resident Phelo Nyeka said this needs to be done on regularly so that people can enjoy clean beaches.

She said people can’t enjoy their time on the beach when it is dirty and poses health hazards to beachgoers.

Two Oceans Aquarium communications and sustainability manager Helen Lockhart said cleaning is not just good for the environment, it is also good for those taking part.

She said it leaves participants feeling they are making a difference playing their part and being responsible for something as fragile, yet incredibly important as the ocean.

Lockhart said the outcome of these clean up is often much bigger than just a cleaner beach as it changes people’s view of their role within the environment and instils a sense of responsibility towards their surrounds.

Lockhart said clean-ups also get people outdoors and to appreciate the beauty of their surrounds.

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