The BIG Africa clean up: An initiative we should all get our hands dirty for!

Plastic offenders ocean-plastic-pollution trash bash

6000 people, 9 countries and over 500 events are happening around Africa to clean up our continent!


The “Act For Change Africa” initiative was launched to clean up the continent and in doing so, created the biggest clean up day in the whole of Africa! The Group hopes to launch a movement of active citizens who act for change by cleaning and keeping clean public areas.

Plastic waste is putting the environment under considerable pressure with the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic being dumped into our oceans every minute.

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

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

“There is a lot of awareness around litter and specifically plastic pollution with thousands of people doing their bit to make a difference. This is an opportunity for Africa to unite in one initiative to create huge awareness, while making a real difference and educating each other about better ways to manage waste.

“Litter affects all of us. Join the movement today and help us make a meaningful difference.” 

Blake Dyason founder Co-founder of Brownie-Points joins Good Things Guy to speak about Africas Biggest Cleanup driven by Shoprite.

Sources: Jacpod | GoodThingsGuy
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