Piles of rubbish collected during the cleaning of the Blue Lagoon
RESIDENTS and volunteers had their hands full on Saturday morning for the first #CleanBlueLagoon cleanup of the year.
Heaps of plastic, polystyrene and other items had washed up on Beachwood Mangroves beach after recent rains in the province.
Hundreds of bags of rubbish were collected from the beach which borders the mouth of the Umgeni River.
Janet Simpkins, founder and director of the non-profit organization (NPO), Adopt-a-River, said she was thrilled with all the extra hands to help with the cleanup.
“It wasn’t our highest turnout, but every pair of hands helps. The amount of trash collected today is staggering. Since the beginning of the year, the river guards of ADreach Group Masakhe Media have been hard at work.
“They have already filled over 50 Tufbags and hundreds of other bags with rubbish, which is just astounding. Everyone has been working tirelessly and we have made progress, especially with some of the larger items washed up on the beach,” Simpkins said.
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