Ocean Conservation Plastic offenders ocean-plastic-pollution trash bash surf rubbish
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They say many hands make light work, and the SASKO team believe that working as a team, they’ll be able to accomplish a lot on the day!


Gqeberha, South Africa (06 December 2021) – Every year, approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean – that’s a truckload every minute. This can vary from plastic bottles to even face masks, and tiny pieces of plastic are being digested and clogging the stomachs of fish and other marine animals.

To help educate our communities about the impact of pollution on our beaches and in our seas, SASKO will be hosting a ‘SASKO Siyasizana” beach clean up event on King Beach, 11 December.

Jackie Pillay, SASKO Marketing Manager, says: “At SASKO, care is at the heart of everything we do, and it’s not limited to only how we bake your bread, but how we care for the planet and our environment. This is why SASKO is inviting residents of Gqeberha to join us on King Beach – those little pieces of plastic or used straws that wash up during high tide are a hazard not only to fish but other creatures on the beach too.”

The SASKO Siyasizana beach clean up requires minimal effort with maximum impact, and all plastic collected during the day will be taken away to be recycled.

“We’ll make beach clean up kits available on the day containing gloves, hats for protection from the sun and bags to dispose of the plastic and other rubbish collected on the day. We will have strict Covid-19 protocols in place, masks and hand sanitiser will be included in the kits for all participants, and if you bring five empty SASKO bags to the event, you can receive a free SASKO Sam Activity Book.

“They say many hands make light work, and we believe that working as a team, we’ll be able to accomplish a lot on the day,” says Pillay.

The SASKO Siyasizana Beach Clean Up will start at 9h00; participants should meet at 8h30 for registration and screening on 11 December 2021.

Participant numbers are limited; please register here to participate: https://9vq0k5g58l2.typeform.com/SASKOSiyasizana.

For more information on SASKO and the ‘SASKO Siyasizana Beach Clean Up’, please follow SASKO’s on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

SASKO Invites South Africa Community to Help Clean King Beach
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Sources: SASKO 
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