Battling the plastic menace
Every year more than 9 million tons of plastic lands up in our oceans and over time breaks into billions of micro-plastic particles. These are ingested by our marine sea life and in turn enter the human food chain as well.
To increase awareness of plastic pollution and its effects on marine life, Majestic Cruising in partnership with Sharklady Adventures has launched Plastic Patrol, a conservation and community project. Headed by Kim “Sharklady” Maclean and her Parten Ronald Feldman, the team aims to involve the youth from Hermanus and surrounds by way of sustainable education.
Under the banner of the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot, we have obtained and about to launch Hope Spot Station 1 which was our idea of encouraging Hermanus to follow suit and create Hope Spot Station 2, 3, 4 and so on so as to fulfil the commitment to the Hope Spot brand which was launched by Dr Sylvia Earle on the 6th December 2014.
Our mission is to acquire 2 rubber ducks which will be used for taking children around the harbour and shoreline to scoop all plastic debris we can find as well as be on the look out for animals that have been entangled. We will create job opportunity and training for 2 skippers.
We will be inviting all schools to participate on weekends and school holidays where education will be given on the serious effects of plastics in our oceans.
The children will also take part in our upliftment programme by way of making up bracelets and for each one made by the children they will receive R2.00 which in turn will be sold to raise funds to fund fuel, skippers and programme co-ordinators. We will also be making up diving debris bags which will be given to all divers that use Majestic Cruising and in conjunction with Walker Bay Dive Club divers will collect plastics that are on the bottom of our oceans as well as in our Harbour.
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How do i Get Involved?
We encourage everyone to get involved in helping to cleanup our oceans, so if you would like to participate in harbour plastic cleanups please get in touch.
Kim : 083 746 8985
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