DURBAN - Durbanites took to the streets in Kwa Zulu Natal to participate in the City Clean-Up drive, in the build up for the upcoming FNB 10K CITYSURFRUN.
The City Clean-Up initiative was started in Johannesburg in September before moving to Durban in October.
The clean-up project started on the busy promenade, along the beachfront and received support from people that were running along the promenade, local businesses and residents.
One of the partners for the project was Stillwater Sports, who are the organisers for the "Run Your City" series.
Another partner for the project was PETCO, the national body responsible for managing the PET plastic industry’s extended producer responsibility. PETCO provided the gloves and bags that were used by the volunteers.
Planet Care was also sponsor for the drive that collected and sorted out the litter.
Janine Basson who is the PETCO Stakeholder and Relations Manager said that PETCO’s mission is to grow the collection and recycling of PET plastic after consumer use.
Basson said that PETCO was proud to support the city of Durban and they believe that clean-ups have a significant role in shifting South Africa away from from a take-make-dispose system.
The Durban Inner City Programme Manager Zakhi Mkhize said that they have engaged in radical CBD clean-ups in the last three weeks.
The operation has now been scaled down the clean-up operation to target 3 days in a week.
The Durban City Clean-Up saw the cleaning of 99 bags of waste from the streets of Durban.
-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE