​Plastics SA has launched a new, annual award, which aims to recognise and reward excellence in South Africa by an individual in the field of marine and coastal clean-ups, called the Caroline Reid Award for Clean-Up Champion of the Year.

Caroline Reid was an ocean conservation warrior who sadly passed away in 2018 after a tragic accident. Caroline coordinated hundreds of beach and diving clean-ups and was central to the work done  in the Durban harbour in 2017  when nurdles leaked out of containers.  She worked tirelessly to increase the awareness of plastics pollution on the KwaZulu-Natal Coastline.

How To enter:

Download the entry form here​. The closing date is Friday, 1 November 2019. No late submissions will be accepted and the winner will be announced in Cape Town on 23 January 2020 during the National Conference of the Marine and Coastal Educators Network.

Plastics|SA coordinated South Africa’s participation in the 2018 World Cleanup Day, an initiative of the “Let’s Do It” campaign that saw millions of people in 150 countries unite against the ever growing waste pollution by organising massive cleanup actions around the globe on Saturday, 15 September 2018.  For more information on clean-ups coordinated by Plastics|SA and our partners, please visit

​World Cleanup Day in SA - photo gallery