Approximately 80% of ocean litter is derived from land based waste. Without effective waste collection, an avalanche of debris will enter the ocean. To prevent this, Plastics|SA is not only encouraging South Africans of all ages, races and backgrounds to participate in this year's Cleanup and Recycle SA week activities and World Cleanup Day,
but also to be responsible in their daily activities by ensuring their recyclables are collected for recycling as we all continue to work towards a common goal: creating a cleaner world.
For the past 22 years, Plastics|SA has been partnering with Ocean Conservancy by coordinating South Africa's involvement in the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day. This annual event takes place on the third Saturday in September and sees thousands of volunteers each year collecting and removing litter from our waterways as part of Cleanup & Recycle SA week. The annual Cleanup & Recycle SA Week will be taking place around the country next week (10-15 September 2018), culminating in the first ever World Cleanup Day on Saturday, 15 September 2018.