Staff from the Tashas Ballito & Umhlanga branches took to their local beach to clean it up before the festive rush kicks in, they are an inspirational team!
Joy Stylianou Cotsiou shared a Facebook post about the Tashas Ballito and Umhlanga branches cleaning up their nearby beach. Armed with paper bags, the team walked along the beach picking up bits of small plastic and other litter to make sure the beach stays clean before the festive rush.
Durban beaches are often very full during the festive season so every little bit helps. Tashas did away with plastic straws earlier this year as part of their efforts to better the environment.
The owner of the Ballito and Umhlanga branches felt great about the straws being changed to biodegradable one but wanted to go one step further. He decided that a way to do even more for the environment was to head out into it and pick up litter.
What started as a spontaneous task for the day has now inspired all the staff and it is being set up into a monthly task. The staff will be heading down to the beach every 3 weeks to keep the beaches clean.
The hope is that this will inspire more people to visit the beach regularly to join in the efforts of cleaning up. The staff have said it gives them hope for the future and for their children.
Watch them in action below.