Entries by Dianne Blumberg

Inkwazi Isu Project takes off in Amanzimtoti

As a response to the escalating global plastic pollution problem, a group of responsible corporate citizens partnered with civil society, local NGOs and government to address waste management challenges in the KZN South Coast Basin. A baseline study of the region was conducted by the South African Healthcare Foundation, to map out and ascertain the […]

Teaching our children well

MiniMag offers children of all cultural backgrounds a platform to express themselves and an opportunity for us to reach them in terms of education about plastics and recycling. They strive to stimulate, entertain and most importantly, educate at grassroots levels, hopefully changing behaviour for the future. PlasticsSA is proud to share with you our pages […]

ICC 2020 – Connect with Nature – clean up!

Covid 19 has brought with it an air of uncertainty.  Whilst we are not sure what the lockdown regulations will be on Saturday, 18 September, when the 2020 International Coastal Clean-up is scheduled to take place, we know with cast-iron certainty that poor waste management and littering is still a reality and that beach clean-ups […]

Collaboration with outlying communities

Sustainable Coastal Clean-ups have thankfully become a popular activity as more and more people become aware of the state of our urban environment.  This is critical, as this is where most marine debris in South Africa originates from. However, in the dry and windswept areas of the Northern Cape, large stretches of coastline, near mining […]

Launch of KZN Marine Waste Network

Plastics SA played a key role in launching the KZN Marine Waste Network South Coast that took place at the Amanzimtoti Lagoon on 14 March 2020. The event attracted 150 participants who joined in a clean-up at the lagoon to celebrate the network’s launch, removing more than 200 bags of litter from the area in […]

Fishing Line Bin Project has a new Sponsor!

Our hugely successful fishing line bin project has a new sponsor for pipes, in the form of MacNeil Plastics who graciously donated 120 m PVC pipes, 200 bends, 200 Stop and Spigot plugs, 500 wall plugs and S-nails for the venture which will soon be expanding to the rest of South Africa’s coastline, rivers and […]