Durban - On Mandela Day (July 18), at least 500 school children will get an opportunity to tackle the plastic waste issue on the Durban’s coastline through the Goby (Global Organisation 4 Brighter Youth) Environmental Project,which has international and local partners.
The aim of this project is to return local beaches to pristine condition, which also the objective of the city’s “Durban Regeneration Project 2022”.
Children who will be in the mix on the day will not only get to clean New Beach, the venue for the project’s launch, but they would also play games of beach cricket with re-purposed plastic equipment, soccer and cricket.
Members of the public will be encouraged to feed Goby, a 5m X 2M structure with plastic on the day. All the collected items will then be bound for recycling.
Vaughn Bishop, who is the founder of the Goby Project said the event is not merely an opportunity for associated partners to get exposure but a concerted effort to clean-up local beaches.