The International Coastal Clean Up was a huge success for South African coastlines. This event sponsored by Woolworths South Africa, took place around the country on Saturday 17 September 2016. Scholars and volunteers as young as six years old braved the cold morning in Cape Town and Durban and tackled the mammoth task of how ridding the beaches of litter. In Durban, Woolworths teamed up with uShaka Marine World. and hosted over twenty schools with an overall coastal clean up team of five hundred people.
In Cape Town, SASSI, the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and Plastics SA and were given a platform at this event to speak on sustainable seafood, eco-labelling and other marine issues. A huge congratulations to everyone involved!