The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with Nedbank and eThekwini Municipality will be partaking in a three day Clean-up in Durban from Friday 17 May 2019 to Sunday, 19 May 2019. Following the devastating storms and floods that hit eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality last month, the DEA has been partnering with various stakeholders to undertake various beach and harbour clean-up activities in and around Durban.

As a result of the heavy rains and floods, Durban beaches and the Port of Durban have been swamped with marine debris � mostly plastic. As part of the department’s response to the litter problem, volunteers including Working on Fire firefighters, will focus on cleaning up Beachwood Mangroves as well as Wilson’s Wharf in the Durban Harbour which are two of the sites affected.

These clean-up activities also form part of the Presidential Good Green Deeds Campaign which is aimed at galvanizing communities to take part in the protection of the environment, cleaning-up and greening of their neighbourhoods and changing people’s attitudes and behaviours towards responsible management of waste.

Source: Department of Environmental Affairs