About 80 people from different parts of Port Alfred braved the morning cold breeze and joined the Port Alfred High School Enviro Club clean-up on Sunday.
People were dispatched into different parts of the town.
When they met at the beach at 9am they divided themselves into small groups to clean around the Duck Pond, Kiddies Beach, around the bridge, at East and West beaches, and the taxi ran in town.
Jo Styles of the Enviro Club said she was blown away by the number of people who actually turned up and made this clean-up a success.
“There was quite a big turnout that didn’t expect and I must say I am proud of the people that came. We had quite a few groups from Buco, NSRI, Halyards Hotel, KH Construction, a team from Pick n Pay, Ski-boat Club and Altins Recycling. We would also like to thank Ndlambe Municipality for the donation of 50 reusable bags, and Leach Pharmacy for the hand gloves,” Styles said.
PAHS head of marketing Laura Guest of said that the clean-up was in commemoration of World Oceans Day, and that as the school they would love to make it an annual event to show the importance of a clean environment.
“To mark the day we decided to do a clean-up as the school’s Enviro Club. We will try and dispose some of the litter picked up in a respectable manner. We have teamed up with Altins recycling to also teach pupil about recycling and keeping a clean environment and preventing pollution in every way possible,” Guest said.
All the clean-up teams had four drop-off points. There was one at Halyards Hotel, one at Outdoor Focus, one at Penny Farthing ad another one at West Beach.
BY NTOMBENTSHA MSUTU