PETCO, PlasticsSA and Coca-Cola Beverages SA have teamed up to clean up the areas left polluted with plastic after the Durban storm.
Durban, South Africa – The deadly Durban storm which saw many lives lost and homes destroyed also left the beaches, rivers and ports chocked with plastic pollution. Many people took to the beaches over the past week to help clean up the areas affected by pollution.
The storm pushed waste from land into the water streams around Durban. PETCO is a recycling company with a focus on PET plastics. They have teamed up with Coca-Cola Beverages SA and PlasticsSA to spearhead cleanups around Durban. Since starting on the 27th of April, they have done five cleanups in the area.
“In response to this, we have joined hands with other industry organisations, including the plastics industry, to organise and support various clean-ups in the affected areas.”
There will be another cleanup on the 6th of May at the Umgeni river mouth, near the mangroves. The group will be supplying the public with bags, bulk bags, rakes and gloves.
If you would like to get involved in the cleanup, you can find out more information about the event from PETCO’s Facebook page here. This may be their last cleanup, but there are several organisations regularly working which you can join. Below are a few we have found.
If you know of any other groups or organisations working to clean the beaches of Durban, now and throughout the year, please let us know in the comment section.