GEORGE NEWS - George Tourism and George Rotary Club will be launching a high-impact environmental campaign on all the George and Wilderness beaches from 10 December.
Initiated by George Rotary Club and supported by Group Editors and George Herald with advertising, photos and articles, beach goers are asked to ‘Take 5 to keep our seas alive’.
Signage will be erected on all the beaches, with the strong message to collect and remove at least 5 pieces of plastic from the beach every day. Although the focus is on plastic, visitors are urged to remove all forms of rubbish when leaving the beach.
In an effort to keep the beautiful Garden Route Beaches clean, George Tourism will be handing out recyclable goodie bags to visitors as they arrive at the airport and on the beaches. These bags will contain tourist information, but also vitally important information on water safety, while urging visitors to take 5 pieces of plastic off the beach when they leave. The bags can be used to collect plastic, emptied into the provided rubbish bins, and re-used on a daily basis.
Think about how you can travel plastic free this holiday. Here are 5 tips on some basics to help prevent the plastic from reaching the beach in the first place:
•Carry a re-usable drink bottle to fill with water instead of buying multiple bottles of drinking water
•Snack on fruit – not only is it healthy and delicious, but it is kind to environment
•Put healthy snacks in a jar that you can rinse out at night, and re-use. Good for salads, seeds & nuts and even biltong
•Bring a spoon or chopsticks to rinse and re-use
•Multi-purpose your beach bag and use it for shopping
Please support this effort and give ‘Take 5 to keep our seas alive’ a green high five!
For more information, call George Tourism Manager Joan Shaw on 044 8019103 or George Rotary Club Community Service Director Donald Goldfain on 083 251 8401.
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