Africa's biggest waste clean-up set to take place

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Africa’s largest supermarket chain, The Shoprite Group of Companies, is hosting a multinational clean-up called ‘Act for Change’. Around 6000 people from nine participating countries will take part in 490 different events that will remove waste from communities and cities. The clean-up campaign will run from Saturday, 14 July to Wednesday, 18 July 2018.The aim is to create a movement of active citizens who care about the environment and keep litter out of public spaces. Waste such a discarded plastic bottles, cigarette butts and foil chip packets are detrimental to the environment on both land and at sea.Any citizen is able to join the Act for Change campaign by visiting the website and registering for an event in their area. You can also create and host your own mini event if one doesn’t already exist in your town. The website also provides details of nearby recycling and waste facilities.South Africa and the other participating countries have all identified that landfill space is becoming an issue and that recycling needs to be stepped-up. The clean-up event organisers are being encouraged to partner with local recycling facilities and waste management providers to ensure that the collected litter is properly recycled or disposed of.This campaign will provide business opportunities to event organisers and waste management providers through the recycling and processing of glass, plastic, paper and metal waste. Organisers are given guidelines for their duties, responsibilities and how to market their events before the campaign starts.___Averda is a leading waste management provider with over 50 years of experience across three continents. Through growth, transformation and engagement, we strive to find new ways of managing waste while protecting the community and environment. ___By pairing international expertise with local insights, we have secured our position as one of South Africa’s most respected providers of waste management and industrial cleaning services. We also operate in the recycling, pipe inspection, CCTV, infrastructure inspection, hydro-demolition, high-pressure water jetting and catalyst handling industries. ___Follow us Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the best tips on recycling and the latest industry news. See our Instagram and YouTube channels for more insights into environmental affairs and our work with local communities.