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Cleaning our waterways is a collective effort, through strategic partnerships<p>Water pollution remains a pressing global challenge. In recognising the importance of proactive measures to mitigate pollution and preserve our natural resources, the City joined forces with The Litterboom Project, a pioneering initiative dedicated to tackling environmental plastic pollution using various interception strategies.</p><p> <span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Cllr%20Litterboom%20waste%20inteceptor%20in%20the%20Black%20River.JPG" alt="" style="width:759px;" /></figure><p></p><p>This partnership focuses on placing litterbooms to trap then remove litter and other debris from our waterways. The amount of litter within rivers can be decreased by strategic placement of these litterbooms and similar impactful clean-up operations.</p><p>'We are thrilled to partner with the City of Cape Town in our shared mission to combat water pollution. Through collaboration and community engagement, we believe we can make a difference,' said Cameron Service, founder of The Litterboom Project.</p><p> <span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Cllr%20Waste%20removal%20from%20Black%20River2.JPG" alt="" style="width:978px;" /></figure>​​'This partnership demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship and the sustainable management of our precious water resources. By collaborating with The Litterboom Project, and many other similar organisations, we can make meaningful strides towards achieving a cleaner and healthier environment,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.<p></p><p> <span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Cllr%20Badroodien%20cleaning%20up%20at%20the%20Black%20River.JPG" alt="" style="width:1277px;" /></figure>​</span><strong>About The Litterboom Project</strong></p><p>It maintains and operates litterbooms on the Vygekraal and Black Rivers in Sybrand Park, the Big and Little Lotus Rivers (leading into Zeekoevlei) in Grassy Park, as well as in Observatory. On average 1 200kg of waste is removed per week and approximately 5 000kg per month across five sites where these waste interceptors have been installed.</p><p>To get involved with The Litterboom Project, visit <a href="http://www.thelitterboomproject.com/">www.thelitterboomproject.com</a>.</p><p><strong>Team up with the City</strong></p><p>To learn more about how to get involved and partner with the City, email: <a href="mailto:Communications.WaterandSanitation@capetown.gov.za">Communications.WaterandSanitation@capetown.gov.za</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-04-18T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a;L0|#0424fbb2f-e27c-44db-b853-dbbdb893d37a|Water;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb1Media Office, City of Cape Town0

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