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Waste awareness programme makes a splash at Cape Town beaches this holiday season<p>​As the holidays draw to a close, the City is pleased to report that the Waste Awareness Programme for the City’s beaches has been completed successfully. <br></p><div>The theme of the programme, ‘The Ocean is Home’, aimed to instil a sense of responsibility and appreciation for our oceans, particularly among the younger generation. Children were the primary focus of the programme, which featured a variety of activities such as beach volleyball and quizzes centred around proper waste management. These initiatives were designed not only for entertainment but also to educate the youth about the critical impact of litter on marine life.<br></div><p><br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/1%20Waste%20awareness%20makes%20a%20splash.jpg" alt="" style="width:1900px;" /></figure>​</span><div>A highlight of the events was the City's anti-litter mascot, Bingo, who not only added a touch of fun to the programme, but also played a crucial role in reinforcing the message. Beachgoers, especially children, were delighted by Bingo's antics, and memorable moments were captured through photos that will serve as lasting reminders of the importance of protecting our oceans.</div><div><br></div><div>Camps Bay, St James, Muizenberg, Lagoon Beach, Big Bay, Blouberg, Strand and Hout Bay harbour were targeted. <br></div><p><span></span><br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/2%20Waste%20awareness%20makes%20a%20splash.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /></figure>​​</span>‘It is essential for everyone to contribute to maintaining the cleanliness of our beaches. By putting waste in litter bins provided, we protect our environment and ensure that the ocean remains a safe and healthy home for marine life.’ <div><br></div><div>‘We would also like to send a special appreciation to community members and organisations who organised clean-up initiatives during this time. Their efforts not only contributed to cleaner beaches, but also inspired others to join the cause and keep our coastal areas litter-free,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.  </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End </strong></div><div><br></div>2024-01-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8734a1c1-e63b-41d0-a172-cb70cf65694a;L0|#08734a1c1-e63b-41d0-a172-cb70cf65694a|waste;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#68b084a3-f238-4e33-8c08-97910537f68d;GPP|#ae19c2bf-06c6-40b2-9faa-4ba4f85f4bed;GPP|#488a252c-b852-4f59-b559-f191cb367380;GP0|#6f151620-6b4e-43d5-a480-c88bdd869269;L0|#06f151620-6b4e-43d5-a480-c88bdd869269|awareness10

 

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