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September 2013 - Capetonians unite for Recycling Day

South Africa, pull up your green socks – we are currently only recycling 10%* of the total waste we generate annually.

Recycling Day will take place on Friday, 20 September 2013. As part of the annual Clean-up South Africa (SA) Week, awareness will be created around recycling to 1000’s of commuters that enter and leave the Cape Town CBD area daily.

Collect-a-Can partnered with the Western Cape Recycling Action Group (WCRAG) under the guidance of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning to celebrate Recycling Day on 20 September 2013 from 07:00 to 12:30 at Cape Town CBD Train Station (Forecourt).

The focus of this campaign is to bring metro-rail commuters up to speed on the benefits of recycling in a fun and interactive way by using various industry mascots and actors to engage with the public.

Industry representatives, including Collect-a-Can, Nampak, Peninsula Beverages Company, CONSOL, The Glass Recycling Company, Mr Paper, Trashback, PETCO and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) will also have information stands and displays to further educate the public on how to recycle.

“We are looking forward to partnering with our communities to increase recycling for a healthier environment,” says Zimasa Velaphi, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Collect-a-Can.

Schools in the Cape Town area have also been invited to attend the event.

“We would like to extend an invitation to all Capetonians to join us as we celebrate National Recycling Day at the Metro-rail forecourt area on the corner of Adderley and Strand Street,” says Velaphi. “We believe that every South African regardless of age, race, background or economic status has a responsibility to help keep the country clean and litter free,”

To find out more about Collect-a-Can and their activities visit Collect-a-Can’s website or contact the Collect-a-Can head office on 011 466 2939. Collect-a-Can is also on Facebook, Twitter.

*According to the 2012 National Waste Information Baseline Report released by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

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