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Generous sponsorship from Clean Surf Project

The Clean Surf Project Team received a warm welcome by learners, teachers and community members from Ekuphileni Primary School based in Adams Mission, days before the lockdown. It was certainly a day to remember as it marked the handover of 50 school desks that were donated to the school, being awarded for the generous participation …

The Clean Surf Project Team received a warm welcome by learners, teachers and community members from Ekuphileni Primary School based in Adams Mission, days before the lockdown.

It was certainly a day to remember as it marked the handover of 50 school desks that were donated to the school, being awarded for the generous participation in last year’s International Coastal Clean Up Day at Umbogintwini River.

Spokesperson of the CSP, Romy Wenzel said, “The desks are sponsored by Polyco, a company that promotes the collection and recycling of post-consumer polyolefin packaging containers and other items. Each desk is made out of recycled plastic, manufactured by Keith Walters and his team from Lava Plastic, based in Southgate Industrial Park. The school went the extra mile to compile a fun programme entertaining its special guests with inspiring dance and singing performances with learners ranging from Grade 1 to 7 being beautifully dressed and showing off their talent.”

Danny the Dolphin from CSP, surprised the crowd with his special findings from the Indian Ocean.

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“In no time, did the boys and girls help their ocean friend to dispose the litter where it belongs-the bin. That being said, the entire programme was to highlight the importance of applying the three Rs-reduce, reuse and recycle. Knowing though that it can be of quite a challenge as not all areas are equally serviced in terms of waste management.”

In addition, Toyota Boshoku South Africa kindly donated a selection of trees that were being planted on the school ground.

“A special thank you to the school’s principal, Mr N Cele, and Thandi Maphumulo for coordinating this special day.
Our appreciation goes to Lisl Liedemann and Muluvheni Ndou from Polyco who travelled all the way from Cape Town to be present on the day, Nomalanga Gumede and Nono from DSW, Lindy Pohl-Webb and her Team from Toyota Boshoku South Africa, Keith Walters from Lava Plastic and Simphiwe Shezi for joining the Clean Surf Project Team on this very special occasion,” Romy said.

This worthy initiative forms part of the recently named ‘Ïnkwazi Isu Project’ that is going to focus on clean up campaigns, waste management, education and end of pipe solutions. The project area covering the coastal stretch from Umbogintwini River to Amanzimtoti River including upstream.

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“Ultimately, the aim is to reduce plastic waste in our environment as well as obtaining Blue Flag Status for Amanzimtoti Main Beach which would certainly be a much needed boost for the tourism industry which is suffering tremendously during these challenging times. The CSP Team will be back in action to continue with beach cleansing as well as educational programmes as soon as lockdown regulations have been eased. Without a doubt, beach withdrawal symptoms have kicked in and we cannot wait, like many of us, to explore and enjoy our treasured coastline once again,” she added.

For more information, contact Clean Surf Project on 082-802-3353 or send an email to cleansurfproject@gmail.com.

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