In celebration of International Coastal Clean-up Day, Addo Elephant National Park
staff, various coastal schools, organisations and members of the public joined
together throughout September to clean up their beaches.
Cape Peninsula University of Technology conservation student, Jessyca Domingo,
on behalf of SANParks, was fortunate enough to join in the fun with the Grade 4 to 7
pupils of Port Alfred Primary School, in the cleaning up of their Western beaches. It
then turned into a recycling activity, with some teachers even joining in on the sorting
of materials found along the beaches.
Eventually a total of ten colour-coded bags (according to the type of waste) were
collected. These were then collected by the Integrated Waste & Recycling Services,
who further separated it and finally processed the waste for recycling.
Many thanks to Port Alfred Primary School Head of Department, Charles Kantor
and Grade 4 teacher, Ryle Murray, as well as a special thanks to the Grade 4 to 7
pupils for their hand in helping to conserve the environment, as well as all the other