The International Coastal Clean Up is an opportunity for members of the community to get involved in keeping our beautiful part of the world clean so that human and animals alike can enjoy our wonderful coastline.
This is a global initiative to clear our oceans, beaches and waterways of plastic, rubbish and other debris. The International Coastal Clean Up has participants from 191 countries. Governments, volunteers and organisations get together to tackle the global waste problem and build up more sustainable world. Last year over 60 million volunteers collected over 303,000 tons of waste from the oceans and beaches.
This world-changing idea began in the small northern European country of Estonia, in 2008. 50,000 people united to clean up the entire country in just five hours. On that day, a global bottom-up civic movement was born. It captured the imaginations of people worldwide. They were inspired to follow suit with the same ambitious ‘one country, one-day’ formula.
The simple idea has grown into a global movement with millions of volunteers. The simple act of cleaning has become a force that binds together people and groups that, otherwise, might not likely work together towards the same goal.
The Kromme Enviro-Trust spearheads this initiative in the greater St Francis area and are inviting volunteers get involved. We have planned our Coastal Clean Up for Saturday 1st October 2022. We ask anyone who wants to join us to meet at Cape St Francis Lighthouse parking lot from 9am to 12pm.
The Enviro-Trust will be issuing bags and gloves to all participants and will record the items brought in. The municipality collects the full bags, usually over 200 of them, as well as larger items like drums and boat wreckage. We invite everyone who has a desire to keep our coastline beautiful to join us.