This week, 8-12 October, we celebrate National Marine Week! As humans, we are integrally linked to the Ocean… It is a place of beauty, recreation and a source of livelihood for many South Africans.
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is a signatory and participant in various global programmes that have recognised land-based litter as one of the key sources of pollution in marine ecosystem. We must find ways to address the scourge of plastic litter along the coast and in our ocean!
One thing YOU can do – start an EcoBrick. An EcoBrick is a plastic bottle stuffed solid with non-biological waste to create a reusable building block.
How to make an EcoBrick:
There are a number of drop-off locations across South Africa where you can take your completed EcoBricks:
Health Connection, Fish Hoek
Long Beach Mall, Noordhoek
MFM Radio, Stellenbosch
Pick n Pay Supermarkets, Constantia & Tygervalley
Salt, Kalk Bay
Settlers High School, Bellville
What can be built with EcoBricks?
Remember that a litter-free land leads to a litter-free ocean!