Local businesses clean-up Bonza Bay beach!
Willard Batteries in partnership with Eastern Cape Rising Sun hosted a clean-up at Bonza Bay beach yesterday morning (Saturday, March 14). Over 100 people signed up for the clean-up which took around 2 hours.
Residents from Beacon Bay, Nahoon and as far as Gonubie and surrounding suburbs pitched in to help pick up bags of rubbish along the coast. Also in attendance were some learners from Stirling Primary and High School, the boy Scouts, and many others who contributed their time towards this initiative.
Co-sponsor, Eastern Cape Rising Sun Pty Ltd's Managing Director, Nishal Rampersadh said, "Plastic bottles and bags can take hundreds of years to decompose. This should scare us because when you take a stroll along any beach, you will find litter strewn around. Our oceans are full of trash, which is a risk to marine life, fishery losses, our health and a deterrent effect on tourists to our beautiful coastline in EC. We enjoy our coastal city, it is therefore also our responsibility to protect it and help where we can. We cannot always trust or rely on those responsible."
He concluded, "Another serious issue is the hyacinth (an alien plant) and the sewage spills that are ruining the Nahoon River. The relevant authorities must work faster to fix this."
Don't miss this Tuesday's edition of the Rising Sun for more details on this event. The main sponsor and organiser, Willard Batteries in conjunction with Rising Sun and partners on the day would like to thank young and old that came to help make a positive difference on our coast.