To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, SST staff led by example by picking up litter in their adopted spot surrounding the SST Walmer Main Road offices as part of Operation Clean Spot.
It is estimated that approximately 80% of marine litter is originally from land-based sources. This means that while litter threatens our oceans, it is important that we tackle the threat at source: on land.
Litter in the marine environment can have negative impacts on marine ecosystems, the species which inhabit this environment, and the many livelihoods dependent on the blue economy.
So, with the knowledge that our oceans need to be protected from the threat of litter, when was the last time you cleaned your adopted spot? If you’re not yet part of Operation Clean Spot, what better way to celebrate our oceans than signing up? Head over to https://sst.org.za/maps/operation-clean-spot/ to adopt your spot now!