A Re Sebetseng – Mayor’s Clean Up Campaign
ARMOUR commends and supports the campaign by Johannesburg Mayor to clean up the city !!
Litter is the blight of Gauteng’s rivers. Litter deposited in the streets of the city accumulates during the dry season and then with the first rain and floods gets washed into the river systems. River clean up campaigns such as Spruitday have found computer and electronic equipment, clothing, mattresses, cables and cable casing from electricity and telecomms companies and of course millions of plastic bags.
A Re Sebetseng creates an opportunity to clean up rubbish before it enters the river systems. ARMOUR met Mayor Herman Mashaba at the latest clean-up and presented him with the ARMOUR brochure while updating him on our mission and objectives. The mayor expressed his support for the work being done by ARMOUR
We also strongly commend Kenya for banning plastic bags entirely.
The “Last Straw” campaign aims to eliminate the use of plastic straws.
Plastics take between 500 to 1,000 years to break down, also enter the human food chain through fish and other animals. Many bags drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins and whales with waste until they die of starvation.
|Mayor Receives ARMOUR brochure from John duP||A Day’s catch from the river banks|
|Braamfonteinspruit after flood||Klein Jukskei after flood|