Another highlight of the launch was the handing over of a R5 000 cheque (sponsored by Plastics SA and Petco) to Cathy Colley, the winner of the competition to name the pilot project with her suggestion, “Inkwazi Isu“, meaning the African Fish Eagle Project. Cathy explained that the African Fish Eagle call is known as the “Voice of Africa” which is often heard across the Amanzimtoti River.
“Launching the KZN Marine Waste Network South Coast is directly aligned with the aims and objectives set by the SA Initiative to End Plastic Waste, i.e. solving the issue of plastic in the environment. It is significant in its ability to unite industry partners around a common goal and we are very excited about the future possibilities that this project holds. Not only does it offer a very real environmental solution for reducing waste in the environment, but it will also have very positive socio-economic spin-offs for local communities thanks to future job creation and youth development. We are truly fortunate to be part of such a significant initiative”, Steyn concluded.
More information about the Inkwazi Isu Project, educational awareness campaigns and upcoming clean-ups can be obtained from the Clean Surf Project via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Plastics SA’s sustainability projects, visit www.plasticsinfo.co.za .