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September 2014 - Clean-Up and Recycling for South Africa Week

Clean-Up and Recycling for South Africa Week

Accept the challenge. Organisations and individuals with a passion for our environment are invited to join the clean-up and recycle movement on Recycling Day this Friday, 19 September 2014 in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Recycling for South Africa, hosted by Collect-a-Can, Nampak Bevcan, Nampak DivFood and Hulamin will reach its peak on Recycling Day this Friday, 19 September 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 at Nkanyezi Recreational Sports Center in Mofolo North, Soweto when the final community clean-up will take place in aid of our environment.

Caption: In build-up to and celebration of Clean-Up South Africa Week and Recycling day, Collect-a-Can, Nampak Bevcan, Nampak DivFood and Hulamin is hosting a fun-filled three week Recycling for South Africa campaign to transform Gauteng into a cleaner, healthier and happier province. The first two weeks, from 01 – 12 September 2014, the campaign headed to Orange Farm, Johannesburg and Soshanguve, Pretoria with a focus on advancing performing arts and education in these communities. The final week from 15 – 19 September 2014 the Recycling for South Africa campaign, together with Soweto community is working together to create a cleaner, heathier and happier Gauteng.

“Every South African regardless of age, race, background or economic status has a responsibility to help keep the country clean and litter free,” says Alexandra Bouwer, marketing manager for Nampak Bevcan's CAN DO! brand.

The first two weeks of the campaign were dedicated to Performing Arts and Education, which saw Real Actions Pantsula, an Orange Farm performing crew, and Soshanguve-based Hope Warriors Children’s Charity, a safe haven where children receive help with their homework, join the community clean-ups.

The final week of the Recycling for South Africa campaign is focused on our environment and will benefit an environmentally focused charity in Soweto. These charities will receive the money generated from all the cans recycled during the Recycling for South Africa campaign.

“We are extremely grateful for the donation and support’, says Sello Modiga, founder of Real Actions Pantsula. This is a great initiative and we are proud to have played such an important role in our community.”

“It is critical to create a generation that understands the importance of waste management and recycling,” says Zimasa Velaphi, marketing and public relations manager at Collect-a-Can. “Recycling for South Africa encourages those that are unemployed, to see waste recovery and recycling as an opportunity to earn an income until they can find permanent employment or to supplement low income.”

Recycling for South Africa is in its first year, but is already achieving great success in bring the communities together to help clean the environment, while teaching that there is value in what might otherwise be conceived as trash.

The campaign aims to make a sustainable and significant impact in conserving the environment by safeguarding our beautiful country for future generations, while contributing to developing the participating communities.

“We are challenging all likeminded organisations and individuals with a commitment to improving education, conserving the environment or advancing performing arts to help keep our country clean and start recycling for a better South Africa,”

For more information about Recycling for South Africa or if you would like to join the fun-filled event to make South Africa a cleaner, healthier and happier place, please contact (011) 466 2939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Recycling for South Africa is supported by the following key event sponsors

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