Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa
18 September 2023
As part of World Cleanup Day, Sasol teamed up with community organisations and local businesses to collect waste and clean up public spaces in eMbalenhle and Evander on Friday, 15 September 2023.
Through the Sasol For Good programme, which encourages volunteerism among employees and communities giving back to the people, Sasol’s call to action was in line with the 2023 World Cleanup Day theme ‘Let’s Do It World’.
In eMbalenhle volunteers picked up garbage around Roodebank Road in Gate 8, while in Evander the clean-up took place at the taxi rank and around TP Stratten Primary School.
“I think this is a great initiative because we all need be around a healthy environment.
Community members can still use this space as their gardens and plant different vegatabels,” said Meggie in eMbalenhle.
The organisations that rallied behind Sasol’s efforts include Extreme Thoughts, Emba Girls, Evander CPF, Legend Covenant Community Forum, Young and Independent, Ikamva Music Youth Development, Evander Ratepayers Association, among others.
World Cleanup Day is a civic-led movement that is dedicated to uniting people across approximately 120 countries to clean up waste, raise awareness and implement change to achieve a clean and healthy environment.
This day is observed globally on the 16th of September as an initiative that aims to remove litter from public spaces, one piece at a time.