Get ready for national clean-up

There has been great impetus given to a national clean-up campaign following the president's comments as far back as 2015 and social media attention granted to the issue of late.

16 April 2018 | Local News

President Hage Geingob says it is unacceptable that Windhoek has lost its position as the 'Cleanest City in Africa' because of littering.

He called upon Namibians to turn up in numbers for the national clean-up campaign to be held on 25 May.

Geingob made these remarks during his State of the Nation Address and said more details would be communicated in due course.

“Since this is a national effort all Namibians, including men and women in uniform, will participate,” said Geingob.

Meanwhile, the Cleaner Namibia team comprised of the Recycle Namibia Forum, Eco Awards Alliance, the Hospitality Association and the Federation of Namibian Tourism Association, in partnership with TOSCO (Tourism Supporting Conservation) is mobilising the tourism industry for a concerted effort to rid the environment of waste on 25 May.

All tourism service providers, operators, tour guides, and even visiting tourists will be encouraged to lend a hand to this cause by simply “picking up where you are” - and where possible, separating recyclables from the general waste.

TOSCO has clinched a deal with Plastic Packaging and will be able to equip all tour guides and coach drivers with plastic bags and gloves to assist in the waste collection efforts on 25 May and beyond.

As part of the initiative, a working group has met to ask large corporates and suppliers for help in transporting recyclable material back from remote areas on return trips from delivering supplies to those areas.

Recycle Namibia Forum has solicited the support of a number of its members to set up strategic waste collection pick-up points, to which tour guides and travellers, as well as remote lodges and other businesses will be encouraged to bring their collected waste materials.

Pick-up points are:

Swakopmund: Skip placed at the jetty

Usakos: Bubble & Splash Car wash, opposite Engen service station

Springbokfontein: Between Usakos and Okombahe on the 2306 gravel road

Omaruru: Next to Nelsnel and RCC. Follow signs.

Aranos: Recycling stand in centre of town

Tsumeb: Cultural Village entrance

Sossusvlei: Namib Desert Lodge of the Gondwana Collection on the C19 will act as collection point, with Namib-Naukluft Lodge offering to transport all collected waste to Rent-a-Drum.


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