Uniting against pollution in Upington

World Earth Day which is annually celebrated on 22 April sends a reminder of the urgent need to address the detrimental effects of human activities globally. Upington, a town known for its natural beauty, faces its own challenges with plastic pollution reportedly causing harm to the river and the river channels and affecting residents' health. To address this issue, Upington residents are educating and raising awareness on responsible waste management. Local environmental activist Sasha-Lee van Wyk was enthusiastic to elaborate on her efforts to clean up around Upington….   INSERT [Sasha-Lee] Valme’ Simon a concerned parent, believes that involving children in activities that promote environmental ownership empowers them to become responsible and helps them to make better choices in life...INSERT [VALME'] World Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder that everyone has the responsibility to protect the planet from the adverse effects of pollution. It is believed that through education, awareness, and collective action, Upington can continue to be a beautiful town that takes care of its own.

Journalist: Tasha-Ree Kella
Email: tashakella13@gmail.com

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