Help clean the beach and make a difference
CIGARETTE butts are top of a list of top 10 ocean polluters,according to research by the nonprofit environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy.
Today is international Coastal Cleanup Day. Plastic bottles are the second most found item on the list, with over 1.5 million of them collected from the sea. Six of the top 10 items are plastic – plastic lids, bottles, caps, bags and straws, as well as stirrers.
“Nearly 12 million people and counting have been part of the world’s biggest volunteer effort to protect the ocean.”
Director of Clean C and Founder of Cape Town Beach Clean-up Gregory Player said that the organisation does over 15 clean-ups around Cape Town on the first Saturday of every month, from “Melkbos to Gordon’s Bay”.
“The city does fantastic work keeping the beaches clean and we see ourselves as complementing the great work that they are doing,” he said.
They’ll be hosting a beach clean-up at their Adventure Centre today from 9am to 2pm at Seaforth Beach near Simon’s Town.