Operation Clean Spot
To clean up the world, let’s start in one spot.
Adopt a clean-up spot
To prevent litter from reaching our seas, we need to start on land. You can make a difference by adopting a spot close to your home, work or school and driving regular clean-ups to keep our seas clean for all.
Separate recyclables to save our seas
Recycling at home is easy, all you need to do is separate valuable recyclables from waste. We bring you the latest sustainability news and recycling tips for home and office.
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Start a clean-up
Join us and clean up the area near your home, work or school.
Valuable recyclables add value to the blue economy
To clean up your spot at home or work, start with your waste bin and separate valuable recyclables and composting materials from waste. Then follow these easy steps:
Once separated, drop recyclables at your nearest recycling collection point or buy-back centre.
Keep your valuable recyclables for an informal collector to collect on municipal waste day. By doing so, you help provide income opportunities and keep the collection and recycling industry moving.
Food waste is a valuable resource as compost. You can use it to nourish your garden and grow your own food.
Be a part of
Operation Clean Spot
Litter doesn’t stay in one place. The wind can carry it thousands of kilometers and it can make its way down waterways. That’s why cleaning the area around you creates a cleaner world for all. All you need to do, is start in one spot. Simply, adopt a spot in your community, name it and initiate regular clean-ups.
Download Data Sheets
Data collection during your clean-up is an optional step. If you would like to record what you have collected, feel free to select any of the four datasheet levels (increasing level of detail), fill it in and add it when you submit your clean-up to us.
Stay on top of recycling
Did you know that a lot of the waste you produce can be recycled? You can play a critical role in enabling the recycling industry and promoting a circular economy by doing one simple thing: separating your recyclable waste! Separating your waste can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.
There are various waste streams that your waste can be separated into. Once separated simply drop off at your nearest recycling collection point, or sell the waste onto your nearest buy back centre
Did you know?
The informal waste collection sector in South Africa provides a valuable service with up to 80% of recyclable waste being collected by informal collectors. You will see these people hard at work on municipal waste collection day. You can help by separating out the valuable recyclables for your local informal collector to collect.
Deconstructing common litter types
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