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A Toxics-Free Future


GDA in South Africa

Global day of action on POPs in South Africa.

The objective of the Global Day of Action was to raise awareness around the unintentional formation of POPs resulting from the burning of plastics, particularly PVC. Activities included awareness-raising on a Zero Waste Campaign which would promote recycling and avoid materials such as PVC that generate POPs during burning. Campaigners, members, students, family and friends got together to build a five-meter tall sculpture from plastic waste, in an effort to raise awareness around the toxicity of plastics. Flyers and newsletters were prepared and handed out to passers-by. Interviews were also held with national and regional radio stations.

Preparation of materials on POPs
Dissemination of materials, including radio interviews
Sculpture made of plastic waste

Earthlife Africa (ELA)