International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD), celebrated annually in September, was launched over 30 years ago. Since then, more than 17 million volunteers have removed approximately 160 million kilograms of trash from beaches and waterways worldwide. Taking place on the third Saturday in September, ICCD has become one of the world’s largest annual litter data-gathering campaigns focused on coastal areas. In South Africa, this initiative has expanded to an entire week of awareness-raising and clean-up events – Clean-up and Recycle SA Week.
SST encourages individuals, communities, businesses, schools, sports clubs, and social groups to join us this month as we head to beaches and remove debris and rubbish from shorelines, waterways, and our oceans. Volunteers can pick any day in this calendar week and clean-up an area where you live, work or shop.
Currently, there are over 70 cleanups registered in South Africa. To volunteer at one of the existing cleanups or to register your own spot, please visit the link below.
Additionally, those who need support for their ICC event in the form of gloves, refuse bags, promotional posters or litter data forms can complete the International Coastal Cleanup registration form below.