Over 100 community members and other stakeholders supported the Sasol-Inkwazi Community Pipeline Project Launch event that took place in Clairwood Stream (Amanzi-amnyama), Clairwood, Durban, last week.
This event once again highlighted the ongoing efforts of Sasol to promote environmental sustainability, community engagement and working together towards a cleaner and healthier coastal environment.
During the past year, organizations teamed resources and supported the cleaning up of the Durban South Coast environment to remove plastic waste from the sea, rivers, and roadsides. These organizations included the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), eThekwini Municipality; and corporate stakeholders: Plastics|SA; Coca-Cola Beverages SA; PETCO; Polyco PRO NPC; SASOL; Dow Chemicals; Polystyrene Association of SA; SA Health Foundation as well as the local community members. By identifying and facilitating strategic partnerships and collaboration in the collection and processing of recyclable plastics, the KZN Marine Waste Network South Coast, through the Inkwazi Isu, hopes to provide improved environmental education and training, the development of collection and recycling infrastructure to assist collectors and recyclers and ultimately to develop a new, locally based value chain for plastics waste.