International Coastal Cleanup Day

Whale Coast Conservation and the SA Shark Conservancy joined thousands of people around the world to raise awareness of the detrimental effect of litter on the marine environment.

Jean Faure and Anina Lee joined in


We cleaned up at Gearing’s Point in Hermanus, concentrating on collecting cigarette butts. The litter collected was sorted and tallied for the record.


More than 5,000 butts were collected in 45 minutes


This is part of a campaign to encourage smokers to dispose of butts more responsibly. WCC will also roll out the campaign at the upcoming Whale Festival.