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Big beach clean-up in September

31 August 2020
Councillor Cynthia August gets in some practice ahead of the big beach clean-up on 19 September.

Councillor Cynthia August gets in some practice ahead of the big beach clean-up on 19 September.

Kouga will be joining countries from across the globe in September to mark International Coastal Clean-Up Day. 
"The municipality is organising a big beach clean-up for 19 September and would like to invite all residents and organisations to join us," said Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson. 
He said teams should ideally consist of two to three people. 
"Each team will receive bags and an audit form ahead of the clean-up so as to keep track of the waste collected."
He said teams wishing to register, could email Marco Engelbrecht at mengelbrecht@kouga.gov.za
International Coastal Clean-Up Day forms part of Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week from 14 to 19 September.
The beach initiative started more than 30 years ago when coastal communities started rallying together to collect and document trash littering the beaches.
"The purpose of documenting what trash is collected, is to identify what the biggest problems are, so that solutions can be identified to minimise this waste," Benson explained.
He said thousands of volunteers from more than 100 countries would once again be taking to the beaches this year  to mark the day.