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Beachwood Mangroves receive facelift

This year, Plastics|SA collaborated with Grindrod Bank, Wildlands Trust, POLYCO and Packaging SA to upgrade the walkways at the Beachwood Mangroves in Durban for World Oceans Day, a match that speaks to its brand values.

According to Douw Steyn, Sustainability Director at Plastics|SA, the mangroves are a sensitive ecosystem that is often damaged and desecrated by debris washed down from the nearby Umgeni River.

The weathered and rickety wooden walkways, which make their way from the entrance all the way to the beach, have been replaced by raised walkways which have been made from recycled plastic, including thousands of milk bottles and plastic bags. These walkways will now withstand the weather conditions and provide safe and easy viewing of the area and its inhabitants — a community product that makes sense for the brand also.


Plastics|SA was also a key supporter of a World Oceans Day event, organised by the Department of Environmental Affairs, by providing bags for cleanups on the beaches around Blue Lagoon Beach in Durban.