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International Coastal Clean-up Day

21 September 2020
The Prinsloo family was among those who took part on the big beach clean-up on Saturday.

The Prinsloo family was among those who took part on the big beach clean-up on Saturday.

More than 100 volunteers joined Kouga Municipality for a big beach clean-up to mark International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday, 19 September.

The ocean supplies much of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.

That means no matter where you live, your life depends on the ocean.

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies.

Trash in the water and on the shore can kill marine animals, injure swimmers and beachgoers, and ensnare boat propellers.

Cleaning beaches helps to improve the coastal and ocean ecosystem by making sure that none of the trash kills marine life or is toxic enough to disrupt the marine life cycle.

A beach clean-up is also an opportunity to gather fresh data about the state of our coasts and the types of trash that pollutes them.

By removing ocean trash from the list of severe challenges threatening our ocean’s health, we can help preserve the ocean’s resilience and strengthen its ability to provide for a shared ocean future that helps sustain all.

The municipality wishes to thank all the willing helpers who helped to keep trash out of the ocean by taking part in the programme.