International Coastal Cleanup Day – 17 September

On 19 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett


Litter is one of the most widespread pollution problems we face – but it’s also entirely preventable, and cleaning it up is fast, easy, and fun. International Coastal Cleanup Day  is an annual event that draws millions of volunteers to cleanup various beaches around the world. Last year, nearly 9-million people (from over 100 countries) collected more than 3.2-million kilograms of litter from beaches, oceans and other waterways. This year, the international cleanup will be taking place on 17 September.

You can join in this movement and help turn the tide on ocean pollution. The Two Oceans Aquarium has adopted Sandvlei estuary in Muizenberg for this year’s cleanup and you are invited to join them. Please contact Katja on +27 (0)21 418 3823 or for more information.

Should you be unable to join them at Sandvlei, but would like to join another cleanup around our country, please contact the Coastal Cleanup national coordinator, John Kieser, or

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2 Responses to “International Coastal Cleanup Day – 17 September”

  1. jucy says:

    What a brilliant idea. Can we clean up any beach?

  2. Grace Stead says:

    Yes, any beach. The Two Oceans Aquarium is co-ordinating a clean-up in Muizenberg, but you can do your own thing. John Kieser is the national co-ordinator and I am happy to put you in contact with him if needed. G

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