These photos were taken after collecting plastic from only three building sites in a small area of Kenton over two weeks. It appears that plastic from building sites does not get recycled. It is simply disposed of with builders’ rubble only to blow away and end up in our estuaries and the ocean.
This is a plea to ask homeowners in our area, whether building from scratch or altering their houses, to please request their builder to separate plastic from building rubble and take the plastic to the recycling depot in Boesmans. We must do our part and make a huge effort to keep our ‘small piece of paradise’ (and our planet) free of plastic waste.