WATCH | Residents clean up East London beaches
Strikers threaten to return and spread the trash around
From glass bottles and polystyrene packaging to plastic cups and containers, over 50 people joined forces on Thursday morning to clean up East London’s Eastern Beach, gathering weeks of rubbish which has piled up due to the Samwu strike.
While some started getting their hands dirty as early as 6am, the bulk of the eco-warriors arrived at 8am armed with rubbish bags, gloves and heaps of positive vibes.
“A lot of people will moan about the state of East London right now, but it’s so important that we, as the community do something,” said local surfer and eco-activist, Dean Knox.
“The rants about the litter problem often turn into racial slurs and hours of arguing on social media and that doesn’t help anyone. This is about everyone coming together in a positive way, taking pride in our city and beaches and making a difference.”..