The 1 500 kilometre-challenge began on 21 February 2022 and sees Sarah swim in stages from Durban to Cape Town over a period of a year, while highlighting South Africa’s beautiful coastline and the importance of protecting our oceans now more than ever.
“We support Sarah in her epic endeavour as she heightens awareness around pollution and marine conservation. Our sponsorship of #OneOceanSwim reflects Nampak Liquid Cartons’ commitment to the environment and efforts to divert waste from our beaches and oceans,” says Raymond Dube, Managing Director of Nampak Liquid Cartons.
South Africa generates around 107.7 million tonnes of waste annually, with the bulk of it ending up in landfill, or harmfully leaking into the environment, including oceans and beaches. Switching to more sustainable packaging solutions is one step towards minimising our environmental impact. Liquid paperboard cartons, for example, are renewable and recyclable, which help to contribute to a circular economy and reduce landfill waste.
“We need a behaviour shift in consumption and waste management if we are to ensure a better future for our planet. At Nampak Liquid Cartons, we acknowledge that we have a responsibility to provide products that are more sustainable and encourage consumers to make informed choices when it comes to packaging and the disposal thereof,” adds Dube.
Sarah aims to reach Mossel Bay by the end of May and start the final leg of the swim to Cape Town in December this year, ending in March 2023. The #OneOceanSwim, in collaboration with Breathe Conservation and One Ocean Organisation, will make Sarah the first person ever to swim from Durban to Cape Town, in an eco-conservation initiative to raise public awareness around plastic pollution.
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