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TWTC footprint May 2016 - Go Wild for Life

BY Vicky du Toit

Every year, on the 5th of June, environmentalists across the globe join forces to raise awareness about the importance of caring for our planet.  Sustainable consumption, marine pollution, global warming and wildlife crime are but a few of the themes explored. 

 

This year's theme explored the illicit trade of wildlife products.  The WED encourages the general public to register events online and share their efforts in order to raise awareness. In the spirit of going wild for life, TWTC Waste Warriors put their tribal war paint on, and supported the Something Good Beach Cleanup for World Environment Day. 

 

Emmy Nxayeka was the strongest climber for the day and was always seen on the top of the dunes "It is really surprising to see how littered the beaches actually are once you make an effort to clean up, people forget that every little bit of plastic stuck under a bush can poison marine life." Plastic bags and bottles, sweet wrappers, foil packets, polystyrene food containers, glass, cigarette butts, tissues, used plastic cutlery and cans were all examples of waste collected on the beach. 

 

To our surprise, even members of the public who were not volunteering at the cleanup, started picking up litter as they walked on the beach.  "This is exactly what we want to achieve by supporting clean up campaigns.  One can only make a real difference when leading by example. " - Kay Hardy, General Manager, The Waste Trade Company 

 June 01, 2016
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