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loos. Thank you, our staff, volunteers, and upper town residents, for preparing the area before the event, and for supporting and helping during the sale. And above all, thank YOU for coming to the sale and supporting what is truly LOCAL!!!"
PLETTENBERG BAY - On 18 September Plettenberg Bay will be joining millions of volunteers across more than 160 countries around the world to rid the planet of trash. The Nature's Valley Trust (NVT) has invited Plett residents and visitors to take part in the annual World Clean-up Day, one of the biggest civic movements in recent history, uniting 166 countries across the world with one goal in mind: ensuring a cleaner planet.
World Clean-up Day was born in 2008 when 50 000 people in Estonia aimed to clean up the entire country in just five hours. It has since grown into a global event taking place on the third Saturday of September and involves cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from beaches, rivers, forests and streets.
Since 2018, World Clean-up Day has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection day in human history. In 2018, 17,6-million and in 2019, 21,2-million eco warriors joined an epic 36-hour green wave of clean-ups across the world - beginning in New Zealand and travelling around the world before ending in
"Our coastline plays a vital role for many in the local community," The NVT team said. "Sadly this is threatened through unsustainable fishing practices, inconsiderate behaviour and views for our oceans, and pollution. The ocean is a major food source across the globe and acts as the lungs of our earth.
“The purpose of World Clean-up Day is to inspire change for a healthy and cleaner environment and to create awareness and take action to alleviate the pressures of litter and pollution on the world's oceans. “We are only as healthy as our planet and we need to think of ways to help the planet today and protect it for tomorrow. World Clean-up Day is celebrated with clean-up initiatives across the world. This is the fourth World Clean-up Day celebrated in over 160 countries across the world. This event is for each of us to take the day and make some small impact in cleaning and caring for our planet."
The NVT team invited locals and visitors to join them on 18 September for the cleanup. The event is set to take place on Central Beach. To find out more, contact the NVT at email@example.com or on 044 531 6820.