How the Zoo Lake is encouraging Jozi to recycle
We have some rather encouraging and brilliant news HJ. Polyco, in partnership with the City of Joburg, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and the Zoo Lake Users Committee, launched the Million Plus Plastic Recycling Revolution in Zoo Lake.
So what does this mean?
Well when visiting Zoo Lake, visitors will notice new park tables and benches made from recycled plastic, new recycling bins, a newly fenced off waste depot and a large photo frame for park-goers to take snaps at and share their commitment to recycling on social media.
The recyclable waste that is collected will be sold to Wastreprenuers, a local waste collection company, and the Zoo Lake Users Committee will use these funds to continue to upgrade and protect the park.
This is a big recycling campaign to encourage its users to protect the park’s natural beauty and environment.
The launch of Million Plus in Zoo Lake will also be supported by frequent public activations, recycling competitions, and spot prizes to encourage park goers to recycle their waste and keep the park clean.
“Zoo Lake is a popular weekend destination for many. It is a recreational public space that often has a concentration of people, especially over weekends. With its popularity, comes the accumulation of waste and litter, which is unfortunately not often recycled,” says Nicola Rowe, Brand Manager at Polyco. “Noticing that much of the waste generated at the park is recyclable, we knew that the Million Plus recycling campaign would be the right public initiative to get park-goers to recycle their waste.”
They are also calling on all residents to support by bringing their recyclables to the depot opposite the bowls club parking lot.”
The campaign will also track the public’s change in behaviour towards recycling by measuring the weight of recyclables that are collected, and ultimately tracking how much waste is diverted from landfill.