Gauteng and NW Province

Social responsibility

Over the past 26 years, the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. This year saw 21 763 volunteers collect a staggering 44 738kg of debris from our country’s beaches, covering a distance of 488km. Underwater clean-ups also took place with the help of 154 divers in the Western Cape who volunteerd their time to clean 1 687kg of debris from the ocean’s floor.

The top 10 items removed in 2011’s ICC are :

– Caps 22%

– Straws / plastic sticks 15%

– Plastic beverage bottles 14%

– Food wrapper / containers 12%

– Bags / Plastic 10%

– Cigarette filters 8%

– Rope 6%

– Fishing Line 5%

– Glass bottles 4%

– Plastic cups, cutlery, plates 4%

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