Fine Music Radio and Plastics SA Coastal Cleanup at Hout Bay Beach
Cape Town, Saturday 16 September 2017
FMR and Plastics SA to clean up Hout Bay Beach
Following the success of last year’s Coastal Cleanup on Robben Island, Fine Music Radio and Plastics SA are preparing to once again make a difference. This year’s Coastal Cleanup is at Hout Bay beach on Saturday the 16th September at 10:00am.
With no dangerous currents, Hout Bay beach is one of the safest swimming areas in the peninsula. Amongst other factors, the bustling activity next to the coastline has contributed to the abundance of plastic and waste debris. With approximately 5000 Cape Fur Seals living nearby on Duiker Island, the pollution is problematic.
According to FMR’s Station Manager, Mark Jennings, it’s kudos to FMR listeners, “The last two Coastal Cleanups have proven the active citizenship of our listeners. They care about the environment and are prepared to make a difference! We are confident that the Hout Bay Coastal Cleanup will make an impact on this coastline”.
John Kieser, Sustainability Manager of Plastics SA concurs, “Hout Bay beach has been under the microscope for a long period due to waste from the harbour finding its way to the beach and as a favourite tourist visit site it always needs a cleanup.”
Seal the Deal
There is space for 150 volunteers. Plastics SA will provide protective gloves and refuse bags. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Pick n Pay. The station needs to know how many people will be joining the cleanup for both catering and equipment purposes.
To be part of the Hout Bay Coastal Cleanup email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and telephone number.