This initiative has been an unwavering platform to raise awareness on marine pollution, inadequate waste management, the need for recycling and non-littering in South Africa for the past 20 years.
Some 22 registered International Coastal Cleanup events - from Melkbosstrand on the west coast to Ballito on the east coast of South Africa - are to be run or supported by WESSA Tourism Blue Flag Beach stewards in conjunction with the National Department of Tourism and the Let’s Do It! Africa waste awareness campaign.
This collaborative effort will enjoy the official support of Plastics SA as an implementer and main sponsor of the annual ICC event.
Other network partner organisations include Two Oceans Aquarium, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Junior Chamber International (JCI) South Africa, Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET), the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), Boaz Ocean Awareness Yacht, the Coastal Cleanup Convention, Nature’s Valley Trust and White Shark Ventures.
For more information, contact 076 821 1578 or visit www. SANCCOB.co.za.