The #Durbanstorm has caused havoc and the municipality has its hands full with disaster recovery. The Durban Partnership Against Plastic Pollution (DPaPP) is focusing on recovering the tons of plastic waste on our beaches and in our estuaries, before it gets washed out to sea.
Each high tide steals more plastic from the beaches resulting in awful consequences for marine life and public health, so this is an URGENT task. We plan to start the clean in the next 24 hours.
We are driving a labour-based project using unemployed workers to fill as many bags of plastic waste as we can afford. R100 worth of labour could save up to 20 bags of plastic from entering our ocean and preventing harm.
Around the world, an estimated one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year when they become trapped in plastic or eat it. It is one of biggest threats to all whales and dolphins occurring throughout the world's oceans.
Please donate to this emergency cause. The clean-up project and its financing will be managed by DPaPPs lead partner, the Durban Green Corridor, which is an audited non profit company. We will count and report back on every bag collected.
All contributions will be acknowledged on our website (unless anonymity requested).
Please note that this emergency clean-up operation will complement the volunteer clean-up events planned by the Get Involved Project at Durban Harbour on the 14th October 2017 and the #cleanbluelagoon event scheduled for the 21st October 2017. You are encouraged to participate in these events which have a huge positive impact.
If you wish to contribute via EFT, please use the reference Durbanstorm (and your name)
Banking details: Durban Green Corridors | Nedbank | Acc: 1119504066 | Branch: Overport City (131326)
Or click below to make a credit card, debit card or Direct EFT contribution (all payments are processed by PayFast and 100% safe and secure)
There are many ways you can get involved, from making small changes at home to supporting one of our projects, becoming a corporate partner or helping us collect data and report pollution events.
Ways to contribute:
Become a project implementation partner
Make a general donation which will help fund our project
Sponsor a bag of plastic removed from the environment (R10 per bag).
Sponsor a collector’s trolley and uniform (with branding
Sponsor a litter boom
Sponsor a clean-up event
Supply material to DPaPP buy back centres
Contact us here if you are interested in joining and supporting the partnership