Coast KZN

11 Nov 2020

Litterboom installed at Amanzimtoti River

Bianca Lalbahadur (South Coast Sun) Picture: Siphiwe Rakgabale gets busy installing the litterboom at Amanzimtoti River.

This initiative is in conjunction with the recently launched project called Inkwazi Isu (Fish Eagle Project) that aims to focus on minimising plastic pollution within the greater Amanzimtoti area.

The inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of Clean Surf Project (CSP) who joined forces with Durban Green Corridor to install a litterboom at Amanzimtoti River on Monday, 9 November. Litterbooms, which are floating debris traps, are positioned in waterways to trap high buoyancy and visible pollutants such as plastic bottles, polystyrene, cans and other non-sinkable items.

“Lots and lots of rain certainly did not stop the team from Durban Green Corridor, assisted by CSP, Simphiwe Shezi, Michael Zondi as well as eThekwini beach management from completing the installation. The trap will be monitored and cleaned by CSP in the attempt to stop plastic waste from entering the lagoon, ocean and being scattered along our treasured Sapphire Coastline,” said the organisation’s Romy Wenzel.

“Special thanks to Polyco, Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation NPC for the generous sponsorship of the litterboom installation. This is an organisation which is a not-for-profit body that focuses on reducing the amount of polyolefin waste going to landfill, including ongoing developments that are taking place at the Amanzimtoti Taxi Rank.  Thumbs up to Kim Naude and the team from Ollie’s Pub and Grill for the kind sponsorship of refreshments and snacks. This shows great community spirit.”

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