Conservation group starts clearing huge amount of waste from Umhlanga River

2022/01/12 19:27:00

The Litterboom Project’s Josh Redman says the build-up of pollution had been higher on the river’s banks, and ‘finally had a big enough flush of rain to wash it all’ into the river

Suthentira GovenderPollution build-up in the Umhlanga River as seen in this aerial photograph, January 10 2022. Picture: THE LITTERBOOM PROJECT.A shocking scene of a huge build-up of pollution in the Umhlanga River has been exposed by a Durban conservation body.

A team from the Litterboom Project, a large-scale non-profit river interception programme that attempts to stop plastic pollution ending up in the ocean, discovered a disturbing sight at the river this week when they found a huge build-up of waste, believed to have emanated from communities and industries located further up the river.

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