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Warner Beach eco-warrior promotes recycling

Kellan Wild's recycling endeavours have led him to attend various prominent events - most recently, the Splashy Fen Music Festival where he collected waste for recycling.

TEAM Up To Clean Up ambassador and Warner Beach Preparatory School learner, Kellan Wild, took part in a waste-picking campaign at the recently held Splashy Fen Music Festival in Underberg.

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The festival is held every year over five days, generating tons of waste. Kellan was part of a group of 30 people from Team Up To Clean Up who picked and sorted waste, most of it for recycling.

“We recycled 70% of the rubbish collected and taught children how to make Easter baskets with recycled waste. We also cleaned up at the stages where the bands were performing,” said Kellan.

In the 2023 Splashy Fen Music Festival, Kellan was also active in collecting waste for recycling, which led him to be selected by Land Rover South Africa as a Defender of Tomorrow mascot for the Springboks rugby team at the Rugby World Cup in France. His favourite acts at the Splashy Fen were Veranda Panda and American Authors.

“I hope everybody recycles because recycling is the future,” he said.

Kellan Wild.

As a Team Up To Clean Up ambassador, Kellan recently launched the Eco-Warriors School Recycling Programme at Piet Retief Primary School in Pietermaritzburg. The programme aims to promote recycling by giving schools incentives for the waste collected for recycling. Kellan said an eco-warrior is someone who cares about the planet and looks after it.



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