Blue Lagoon cleanup initiative to continue today

Blue Lagoon cleanup initiative to continue today

Members of the Clean Blue Lagoon initiative will be returning to the Durban beach this morning to clean up mountains of rubbish that washed up following last week's  heavy rains.

Blue Lagoon cleanup initiative to continue today
Nushera Soodyal

Scores of volunteers gathered at a section of the beach, north of the Umgeni River yesterday, to help sort and remove the piles of litter. Clean Blue Lagoon member, Dale Johnson, says about 200 people helped out on the beach yesterday.

"We had lots of families there. It was great to see. At one stage you could just look left and right and all you could was just people getting active and doing their bit for Durban," he said.

Johnson says there is still a lot more that needs to be done on the beach.

"We start at 9 O'Clock. We meet at the car pack of the Beachwood Mangrove and we will be on the beaches for 2 and a half hours. We might be finishing about about 11:30am because we believe that is enough time because it is tiring work," Jonhson said.

Other beaches in the city remain closed due to the amount of waste that washed up but also flotsam, jetsam and organic matter in the water. It's still unclear when they will be re-opened.

(Photo: Nushera Soodyal)

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