Capetonians never fail to go above and beyond when it comes to keeping the city spick and span. This weekend proved no different as selfless citizens took to Mouille Point beach today in support of #TrashBash.

Trash Bash is a campaign by the Two Oceans Aquarium that calls on Capetonians to assist in cleaning up beaches.

“Aside from the obvious perks of doing a cleanup, Trash Bash also contributes to important scientific research by following the Dirty Dozen data collection method.”

The Dirty Dozen are the 12 litter items that are most commonly found. These are: carrier bags, chip packets, cigarette lighters, cooldrink bottles, cooldrink lids, earbuds, fishing line, light sticks, plastic lollipop sticks, straws, sweet wrappers and water bottles.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has expressed their gratitude towards over 80 volunteers who helped clean up the coast today in support of the movement.

Human disregard for our beaches and oceans has resulted in a plastic catastrophe, with estimates being that by 2050 there will be more plastic, by weight, than fish in the ocean. The time to clean up our acts is now, said the Two Oceans Aquarium.

To get involved in future events, check out the Two Oceans Aquarium webpage.

Picture: Twitter/@2OceansAquarium

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