On Sunday, 17 September 2017, a group of Joburgers will be taking to the streets of the inner city to pick up litter. CN&CO’s Blake Dyason, who has been involved in several clean-ups in and around Cape Town, and who will be heading to Japan next week to represent South Africa in a global litter drive, explains why corporates and individuals should get involved:
By cleaning our city and streets we will create a safer and more accessible environment, attracting more tourists and visitors. This will boost local and small businesses leading to more jobs and less crime.
Studies also show that crime and litter are directly linked. By cleaning our streets, we will help reduce crime, creating a culture of pride and ownership.
This is also a great opportunity to market your company, bring your staff and clients, give them caps or shirts and share your experience on social media and in newsletters.
These clean-ups do more than clean our streets, they create awareness around the amount of litter and waste around us and the impact it has. Only once people are aware of the problem can we change behaviour and educate each other about solutions and opportunities to upcycle, recycle and reuse.
We are also excited to be donating desks made out of recycled plastic to a local school, thanks to PETCO and Extrupet.
Joburg City Clean-Up details:
Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017
Time: Join any time between 10am and 2pm
Venue: Newtown Park, across the road from Mary Fitzgerald Square
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE JOBURG CITY CLEAN-UP
Bags and gloves will be provided by PETCO.
IMPI-SECURE will provide security.
Waste-Plan will collect, sort and recycle the waste.