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Green Corridors honoured for its environmental conservation efforts

Durban based non-profit Organisation (NPO) Green Corridors, which cares for green spaces around the city, was last week awarded a certificate of appreciation by Plastics SA for its commitment, dedication to helping restore rivers, for protecting waterways and natural environment.
Source: Supplied
Source: Supplied

The Caroline Reid Award (CRA) was presented to Green Corridors Coastal and Waste Management Projects (WMP) officer Musawenkosi Shange, who works with the NPO’s Green Spaces programme, and Tri-ecotours founder and Green Corridors’ Litterboom coordinator, Siphiwe Rakgabale.

Caroline Reid was an ocean conservation warrior who coordinated hundreds of beach, diving clean-ups and central in the work done with the loss of plastic pellets (nurdles) in the Durban harbour. In 2017, with her networking skills and increased the awareness of plastic pollution on the KwaZulu-Natal Coastline.

Green Corridors has a vision to provide solutions, support for cleaning of natural environments, ensuring waste is recycled, repurposed, removed and that communities within these areas are significantly involved.

“We would like to thank Plastics SA for this recognition as we continue to carry on the legacy of Caroline Reid,” says Shange. “The work we do is very much in collaboration with a number of partner organisations and stakeholders including Adopt-a-River, Wessa, Umgeni Estuary Conservancy, DUCT’s Amanzi Eyethu Nobuntu programme, the eThekwini Municipality’s Solid Waste and Parks department, with support from sponsors such as Safripol and Petco.”

“We hope that the work we do in restoring, cleaning riverways helps to create improved natural spaces for people to connect with nature, the planet and improve their quality of life,” says Rakgabale.

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