Clean-Up World Record
Photo Credit: Save a Fishie

21-year-old Zoë Prinsloo of Save a Fishie is gearing up to do something big for the books: a clean-up world record attempt!


Milnerton, South Africa (07 December 2023) — While world records come from all kinds of talents, a Capetonian local is gearing up to exhibit her unique talent: caring for the planet. But, attempting a clean-up world record is right up Zoë Prinsloo’s ally.

Earlier this year, the 21-year-old’s clean-up NPO Save a Fishie completed a coast-to-coast clean-up. From Milnerton to the East Coast and back West, her trash-bashing quest tackled an elephant’s weight in litter.

Zoë started Save a Fishie when she was just 16 years old and has continued to do her part for South Africa’s environment in big ways, ever since. She’s gone on to be named one of the Top 100 African Youth Conservation Leaders (2021) and earned a recognition award from the City of Cape Town this year on top of receiving the Mayors Medal Civic Award very recently!

So, when she announced that Save a Fishie was attempting a clean-up world record, supporters knew that this would not be a pipe dream.

The goal is to enact an ongoing beach clean-up of 27 hours to raise awareness for the plastic problem South Africa faces. SA contributes a hefty amount of plastic waste every year (around two million tons) and the striking majority of this waste is not recycled or cannot be recycled.

In turn, this creates a problem for the abundance of marine life that calls our coastlines and deep waters home. Not to mention the landfills, communities and natural wonders that become impacted.

While the world record attempt is partly a commitment to the challenge, it is more so an opportunity for the public to be inspired by the doers and to join the charge forward.

The clean-up world record hours will take place from 10 am on 8 December (Friday) until 1 pm on 9 December at Milnerton Beach. Anyone in the area is invited to join the last hour on Saturday and be part of the pride.

Sources: Save a Fishie; OnPoint PR 
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