Barbara Creecy encourages residents to earn through waste | Infrastructure news

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has urged Tshwane residents to not view waste as rubbish, but as money.

In a cleaning campaign in Pretoria which forms part of the government’s mandate to ensure that people live in clean environments away from health threats, the Minister encouraged the collection of waste such as bottles and selling it.

Members of the Danville community and Pretoria West joined Creecy in collecting waste from various illegal dumping sites such as Phillip Nel Park.

According to IOL, this initiative was motivated by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who during the launch of the Good Green Deeds campaign in 2019, called on citizens, businesses, industry, labour and civil society to perform just one good green deed a day, such as recycling waste or doing clean-up activities.

The Good Green Deeds campaign seeks to change people’s attitudes and behaviours towards responsible management of waste and keeping their neighbourhoods clean, green and safe.

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