clean-up south africa week – unite and recycle
South Africans of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to do their share to keep our country beautiful during Clean Up South Africa week which will take place from the 13th to the 18th of September 2010. Various clean-up and recycling activities will take place throughout South Africa this week, culminating in Recycling Day on Friday, 17 September 2010 and the 25th International Coastal Clean-Up Day on Saturday, 18 September 2010.
The South African Plastics Industry’s Enviromark is calling on all South Africans to do their share in keeping South African beautiful and litter free during this year’s special clean-up week.
According to Douw Steyn, Environmental Director of the Plastics Federation of South Africa, the aim of this week is to raise awareness so that everybody can make a difference by keeping South Africa clean and litter free. “The Clean-Up South Africa Week aims to focus on the importance of individual efforts. Regardless of your age, background or income, each South African citizen has a responsibility to help rid our country of litter and recycle waste – whether they are at school, in an office block or even an old aged home. Every paper you pick up and every plastic wrapper you throw into the recycling bin makes a huge difference in the collective end”, Steyn says.