On 23 March the West Coast National Park launched their recycle programme – The Swap Shop, which aims to create environmental awareness by instilling the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – amongst the children in the Langebaan community.
The Swap Shop is a local project where the West Coast National Park is encouraging the children of the Langebaan community to get involved and do their bit for the environment. They ask all kids to gather all recyclable materials and bring them to the swop shop in exchange for tokens. Once enough tokens are collected, they can swap them out for an item of their choice in the Swap Shop.
Langebaan Country Estate (LCE) has partnered with SANparks in aid of The Swap Shop and have donated a container, racks, stationery and a signature board to the value of over R50 000.
Craig Scott, CEO of Langebaan Country Estate, says that “Langebaan Country Estate is delighted to be part of The Swop Shop project and looks forward to working with SANparks. It is important to create awareness about the impact of pollution in our town, parks and seas and keep them clean for future generations. I also feel his project has great synergy with the project we launched 6 months ago where LCE employs 2 staff members to clean up the roads and public spaces within Sea View Park.”