The Noordhoek Environmental Action Group has been providing dog walkers with free compostable bags and poop-scoops which are to be returned after being used.
The compostable bags are used to collect faeces and will be able to make soil while at the same time conserving the environment.
Founder of Single Use Plastic Alternatives and leader of the project Karoline Hanks said: “This project will enable dog owners to remove dog faeces pollution from public spaces without the use of plastic and soil can be produced at the same time which will be used for fertilising the verges and gardens of Noordhoek.”
Noordhoek Environmental Action Group and the local Noordhoek vet have sponsored the first 2000 bags. The bins have been designed and built by the Scarborough Environmental Group.