Cleanup Champion Award Launched

Plastics SA recently 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. The entire South African conservation community lost a dynamic champion who coordinated hundreds of beach and diving clean-ups and who was central in the work done with the loss of the plastic pellets (nurdles) in the Durban harbour in 2017 and helped to increase the awareness of plastics pollution on the KwaZulu-Natal Coastline,” Steyn explains.

“In honour of this wonderful person and the many other individuals who altruistically give up their time to make our marine and coastal areas cleaner, safer environments, we will be awarding a R10 000 cash prize, a floating trophy and exposure in local and international media as role models and winners of the Caroline Reid Award for the Clean-up Champion of the Year,” he says. 

​​  ​Closing date is Friday, 1 November 2019.