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BY 2050, there could be more plastic than fish if the present trends continue. It is a statistic known all-too-well in South Africa and one several businesses are hoping to reverse. In recent months, several companies and businesses have banned the use of single use plastics and plastic straws.
Just days ago, the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) joined the anti-straw campaign banning plastic straws.
Now another entity is looking for environmentally responsible solutions. The uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP) is looking for solutions to the plastic problem.
Cara Reilly of the UIP said they were looking at finding a solution with regards to doggie waste and fish waste plastic bags.
“We are looking for environmentally responsible solutions to the single use fish and doggie waste plastic bags we have in the dispensers on the beachfront. The dispensers are much needed and used to great effect in terms of the management of dog waste and fishing debris, but we are very conscious about the fact that the bags are single-use plastic.
“What we are looking for is constructive tips, possible solutions and contacts that we could make use of to find a better solution for this problem. We would love to have a greener solution as we all need to make a difference,” she said.
Reilly said they were open to any suggestions.
If you would like to help, email email@example.com or visit the UIP website (www.umhlangauip.co.za).