Thousands Of Plastic Bottles Churn Through Waves Onto Beach

Shocking footage has shown thousands of plastic bottles rolling through the surf on to a South African beach.

A video captured and shared on social media by a member of The Litterboom Project, a South African conservation initiative, showed plastic bottles and other litter being churned out onto a Durban beach by the waves.

Informal settlements along the river and poor management by local authorities are to blame for the horrific pollution, the organisation believes.

During the dry season in South Africa, the rubbish is not as visible in the water but at the beginning of summer, the first big rainfall washes it all out into the ocean and onto the beaches.

It's a problem campaigners say the government needs to take control of.

They want legislation put in place to reduce plastic production and infrastructure implemented to remove waste efficiently.



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