Each year, the local plastics industry encourages citizens to make a difference where they live, work, learn or play by participating in Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week – an annual public awareness week during which plastics and other litter are removed from our country’s neighbourhoods, rivers, streams, beaches and oceans.
“This year’s Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week may look slightly different due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s limitations, however, we will be supporting the global call to avoid large group gatherings and maintain social distancing in the interest of everybody’s health and safety.
Instead of flocking to beaches or gathering in large groups for clean-ups, Plastics SA is spreading the message that this year, every South African should be an eco-warrior… one who wears a mask, maintains safe distancing and makes a difference in their immediate area.
In the same way the health pandemic has forced individuals to take responsibility for their health, the plastics and packaging industries are uniting their voices in calling on South Africans to also become responsible citizens when it comes to disposing of their waste. Plastics SA believes it is possible for us to turn the tide on ocean pollution if every person becomes conscious of his or her immediate surroundings and picks up the visible litter around our homes and neighbourhoods.
Nature looks after us. It’s up to each of us to look after nature in return.